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Romanian Border Police opt for Motorola Solutions bodycams

The Romanian Border Police has invested in more than 3,000 Motorola Solutions VB400 body-worn cameras. These will be deployed alongside back-end evidence management software, VideoManager, across the force. The Romanian Border Police are responsible for approximately 3,150 km of borders, dealing with a variety of challenges, from securing and controlling the state borders to ensuring …

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Switzerland signs new police co-operation agreement with the UK

The UK and Switzerland have signed a new Police Cooperation Agreement which the countries hope will further intensify joint UK-Swiss efforts to tackle crime. The agreement was co-signed by UK Security Minister James Brokenshire and Swiss Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter. The agreement will facilitate the exchange of information and intelligence in order to assist investigations …

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ACT app reaches 100,000 user milestone

More than 100,000 security and resilience specialists in crowded places now have access to the Action Counters Terrorism application for business. That means more than 100,000 people across almost 8,000 UK organisations are now receiving advice and guidance directly from Counter Terrorism Policing straight to their smart phone or tablet. The app has also recently …

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Surveillance Camera Commissioner releases LFR guidance

The UK’s Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC), Tony Porter, has issued best practice guidance, Facing the Camera, to all police forces in England and Wales. The guidance is for forces to follow when considering the deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) surveillance camera technology. It is the first guidance to be released since the Court of …

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BAE Systems wins £2.4 billion UK munitions contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a new 15-year contract to supply munitions to the UK’s Ministry of Defence. The contract, called the Next Generation Munitions Solution (NGMS), is due to commence in January 2023 and will succeed the current Munitions Acquisition, the Supply Solution (MASS) contract, and covers the delivery of munitions products and engineering …

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ESET Research discovers Lazarus attack in South Korea

ESET researchers have discovered attempts to deploy Lazarus malware via a supply-chain attack (on less secure parts of the supply network) in South Korea. In order to deliver its malware, the attackers used an unusual supply-chain mechanism, abusing legitimate South Korean security software and digital certificates stolen from two different companies. The attack was made …

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FBI Pittsburgh discusses QQAAZZ indictment

Michael Christman, special agent in charge of the FBI in Pittsburgh, said he is proud to stand with law enforcement partners from around the globe to announce major indictment against members of the QQAAZZ organisation who are accused of conspiring to launder money stolen from victims of computer fraud around the world.

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Further Nightingale Courts open in UK as temporary jury rooms rolled out

Two new ‘Nightingale Courts’ in Bristol and Chester will begin hearing cases this week as part of a UK government move to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the British justice system. Located temporarily at the Bristol Law Society and Chester Town Hall, the government hopes these new facilities will free up rooms in nearby …

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