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Will McManus- Walter Mitty extrordinaire?

Will McManus- Walter Mitty Extrordinaire?It seem’s the CEO of REDfour MSS has been telling quite a few porkies over the last 10years while also making himself out to be some sort of guru when it comes to all things piratey while also not having the decency to pay his teams while he went out and bought a Maserati (true dit). REDfour: Making pirates think twice – Splash 247 The truth of the matter is he was never 63 SF(R), never a commissioned rank in HMG and never (really) in HMG at all. From The Gazette, where if you type in a name, you can check anyone’s commission..

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not…s-page-size=10 Example- https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-not…s-page-size=10 Then we come to his private security history. He was a bum on a seat in Basrah and spent a bit of time in the Legion but the rest is complete fabrication- How do I know? I checked. Radaris Great Britain: Looking for Will Mcmanus? Trying to track down someone online? View public records here. Location: London, United Kingdom Industry: Security and Investigations Current: Director at REDfour Security Group Past: FSA Somalia at IMC Geophysics Manager at Olive Group Senior Consultant at CRG security manager at ArmorGroup Moving Target at Hart Security batard at French Foreign Legion bastard at Officer in the British Army see less…

4 more… Education: University of Wales, Swansea More info at: Radaris Great Britain: Looking for Will Mcmanus? Trying to track down someone online?

View public records here. A friend from 264 who runs a uber-private facebook page for ex-SF scalies sent me this photo of our walt wearing a SF tie and a chest full of campaign medals….. Checking his ex-sigs database it turns out this is all ebay-bought bling.

No sign of him on the ORBAT for Granby, Bos, Kos, Barras, Afghan or anywhere else… It’s a very, very small world in SF sigs and nobody has even heard of him except as a bluffer. I know lots of you would have had exposure to Mr McManus and I should imagine that none of you thought this day would ever come?

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Counter-Terrorism Project Griffin Training in Glasgow for Security Operatives

On Tuesday 28 November, security operatives from around Glasgow attended Counter Terrorism Project Griffin Training at Cathouse, a music venue in Glasgow. The session in Glasgow was the first in a series of Project Griffin training sessions specifically targeting security operatives. A Police Scotland Counter Terrorism Security Adviser delivered the training and the event was supported by the National Licensed Trade Partnership (NLTP) whose Chair Donald McLeod provided the venue. This training will roll out in the major cities across Scotland in the coming months on behalf of the Security Industry Safer Scotland – Counter Terrorism (SISS-CT) in partnerships with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and Police Scotland.

Sharon Roberts, our Regional Manager for Scotland, said

Security operatives across Scotland play a critical role in protecting the public. Providing funded Project Griffin training to the Private Security Industry increases Scotland’s preparedness in the event of a terrorist attack. The fact that so many security officers and door supervisors have attended the training in their own time is testament to the dedication and professionalism of the security industry and reflects the determination of people in Scotland not to give in to terrorism.

Brian Muir, Chair of SSIS-CT, said:

The Security Industry Safer Scotland – Counter Terrorism (SISS-CT) Group welcomes this important initiative. This Project Griffin training is a vital tool in providing people with the knowledge and skills to recognise the threats posed by terrorism and to understand the actions they can take to prevent it and make places and communities safer. The SISS-CT s activities are not restricted to SIA licensed personnel and apply to the wider security industry. The Group consists of representatives from Police Scotland, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the SIA, security providers in Scotland and various other related agencies.

Donald MacLeod, Chairman of the NLTP said,

“The National Licensing Trade Partnership is very happy to lend its support to the SIA and Project Griffin. After the recent terrorist atrocities in Paris, Manchester and London, It is now vital that all who are involved in the licence trade recognise the benefits of Counter Terrorism training, which sadly is now as important as it is necessary. The safety of the general public and staff must always come first and never more so in these dangerous times.

The aim of the NLTP is to develop and promote positive working relationships between Police Scotland, the SIA and the license trade as well as support a shared aim of best practice, responsible operation and mutual respect for each other, and Project Griffin Counter Terrorism Training ticks all these boxes and more.”

Steve Johnson, Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable (Crime) said,

This event is an ideal opportunity to develop existing relationships in Scotland between Police Scotland and the private security industry and ther key partners. Police Scotland are delighted to support the innovative work being carried out by the Security Industry Safer Scotland (CT) Group at this time of increased risk nationally. The event reaffirms the benefits of collaborative working; ensuring organisations work together for a common goal, rather than in isolation, to make Scotland safer for all of our communities.

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

    The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.

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Uber bins security chief over $100000 hack cover-up

Uber has got rid of its chief security officer and announced that his team paid off hackers who stole data belonging to 57 million users. The ride-hailing app’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, said: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.” Former CSO, Joe Sullivan, presided over a loss of the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers belonging to Uber drivers and passengers, according to Bloomberg. Mr Sullivan’s team then paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data instead of notifying the victims. Uber’s former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, learned of the hack in 2016, according to Bloomberg – seven months before a shareholder revolt forced him to quit1 and replaced him with Mr Khosrowshahi. “At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorised access by the individuals,” said Mr Khosrowshahi. Uber says it does not believe its customers need to take any action.

Image: ‘None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,’ said Uber’s CEO

“We have seen no evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident,” says a help page on its site.

“We are monitoring the affected accounts and have flagged them for additional fraud protection.” Mr Khosrowshahi said the data had been stolen from a “third-party cloud-based service” – understood to be Amazon Web Services, which the attackers accessed using legitimate passwords stolen via coding website Github. “We subsequently identified the individuals and obtained assurances that the downloaded data had been destroyed”.

The chief executive, who joined the company in August, added in his statement: “You may be asking why we are just talking about this now, a year later. “I had the same question, so I immediately asked for a thorough investigation of what happened and how we handled it. “While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes.”

Image: Details of the hack come as Uber fights against the loss of its London licence

The data breach comes as Uber looks to improve its image after bad publicity during the tenure of Uber’s founder Travis Kalanick, and the decision by transport bosses in London to take away its licence. Mr Kalanick was ousted as chief executive in June after an internal investigation concluded he had built a culture that allowed female workers to be sexually harassed and encouraged employees to push legal limits. Uber’s new boss said the company was now working with regulators on the breach and notifying drivers whose licence numbers were downloaded – as well as giving them credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

A review of its security is also taking place in conjunction with Matt Olsen, a former National Security Agency general counsel and cybersecurity expert.

References

  1. ^ a shareholder revolt forced him to quit (news.sky.com)