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.
- 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.
A day after scandal-plagued Uber admitted it covered up for a year a data breach affecting 57 million and fired its chief security officer security questions abound. Among the regulators who have opened investigations or are poking around: officials in Britain, Italy, Holland, Australia and the Philippines, according to various reports. An Uber spokesperson told Reuters1 the company has been in touch with several state Attorney General Offices . The New York State AG has reportedly opened an investigation . And U.S .
lawmakers are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate. Uber s failure to disclose the breach was probably illegal in U.S . states that have data-breach laws (most of them), although the notification requirements vary, the Wall Street Journal2 points out.
Can Uber be trusted ? After all, the San Francisco company paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data including personal information about drivers and passengers they accessed, and to keep quiet about the breach, according to Bloomberg4 . Uber just disclosed what happened Tuesday, a year after the hack occurred.
That s a million-dollar question, said Jeff Nolan, chief marketing officer of Irvine-based enterprise security firm SecureAuth, in a phone interview Wednesday . He noted that there have been so many data breaches that consumers seem to have become immune to them or maybe they don t care.
But this is not Uber s first security-related misstep . In fact, Bloomberg reports that at the time of the big hack, late 2016, the company was in talks with U.S . regulators about a separate instance of privacy violations . In August, Uber settled with the FTC5 over God view, a controversial program the company used to track riders locations, and a 2014 data breach . Under the settlement, Uber s privacy practices must be reviewed by an outside auditor every two years for 20 years. However, Nolan said the reaction by Uber s new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, is good crisis communication : He demanded CSO Joe Sullivan s resignation and fired an aide to Sullivan, Tony West, according to reports.
As Uber s CEO, it s my job to set our course for the future, which begins with building a company that every Uber employee, partner and customer can be proud of, Khosrowshahi said in a blog post6 Tuesday .
For that to happen, we have to be honest and transparent as we work to repair our past mistakes. He said the company is notifying the affected drivers, whose names and driver s license information were compromised, and regulators . He also said he has brought in Matt Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center under President Obama and general counsel for the National Security Agency, to help think through the company s future security processes. Khosrowshahi said in the blog post that he recently found out about the cover-up but did not specify when . When reached by SiliconBeat Wednesday, an Uber spokeswoman said the company had no additional comment beyond the CEO s blog post.
The company s latest scandal comes as it tries to secure an investment from SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate that s said to considering buying a stake in Uber worth up to $10 billion . The company is also still dealing with the aftermath of complaints about sexual harassment and a sexist workplace culture, which were factors that led to the departure of CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick . He remains on the company s board of directors .
Khosrowshahi became chief executive at the end of August.
Photo: Outside Uber offices on Market Street in San Francisco in 2014. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
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