We now have an exciting opportunity for an Area Security Officer to join the G4S Secure Solutions (UK) team delivering security services to multiple sites in the Grimsby and the surrounding areas.
Main Responsibilities This is a full time, permanent role with guaranteed hours travelling to multiple sites in the area providing surge requirement, absence and holiday cover.
Presenting at all times, a smart, alert, visible and commanding security presence at the premises of our clients
Conducting shift handover procedures at the start and end of each shift to ensure all matters of concern or note occurring during a shift are passed on for the purposes of service and incident management continuity
Writing complete and accurate handover and incident reports and taking appropriate action as required on all reports passed to you at the commencement or during a duty shift
Ensuring the safety and security of our clients buildings and assets by carrying out all duties in full adherence with the Site Assignment Instructions.
Working as part of a team to provide Conflict Resolution assistance at client premises where there is potential for conflict
Greeting, assisting and directing members of the public visiting the premises of our client
SR maintenance duties – to be able to carry out basic tasks like climbing ladders etc.
Must own vehicle and be willing to travel The Ideal Candidate
Prior experience of working as a Security Officer in the Security Industry
A valid front line SIA Licence or current certificate of completion of SIA front line training
A full UK Driving Licence and reliable own transport To be considered for employment with G4S in this role you must be able to meet the following minimum requirements: Unrestricted right to work full time in the UK for a minimum period of 12 months
Be fluent in spoken and written English
Have a five year checkable employment history or be able to produce documentary evidence of any period of unemployment, self- employment or full and part time education during that period
Full UK Driving Licence
Access to a reliable vehicle
PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HOLD A VALID FRONTLINE SIA LICENCE OR SIA TRAINING CERTIFICATE About The Company
G4S is the world’s leading provider of security solutions, with operations in over 100 countries Worldwide. G4S Secure Solutions (UK) Limited is one of the largest Business units in the G4S Group and the largest Security Services Company in the UK, with an annual turnover of approximately 440m and employing 20,000 people. Our success depends on the commitment of our employees to providing excellent customer service to all internal as well as external customers. G4S is a global company with a diverse employee team and we welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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Israel has installed security cameras at a contested shrine in Jerusalem after the introduction of metal detectors sparked a violent backlash. Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have killed six people over the weekend in the highest escalation of violence for two years. Palestinians are accusing Israel of trying to take control of the holy site – known to Muslims as Haram al Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount – after authorities installed metal detectors at its door. The security measures were put forward by Israel after Arab gunmen opened fire from inside the shrine, killing two police officers.
Image: Security cameras installed at the al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem
Israeli officials have said they are open to adopting alternative security measures in order to reduce tensions, but have warned they will not remove the metal detectors. Israeli minister for regional development Tzachi Hanegbi told Army Radio the detectors “will remain”. “The murderers will never tell us how to search the murderers,” he said. “If they do not want to enter the mosque, then let them not enter the mosque.”
On Friday, several thousand Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Image: A Palestinian protester moves a burning tyre as he takes cover during clashes
Three Palestinians were killed and dozens of others were wounded after protesters burned tyres and threw stones and firecrackers . Israeli troops responded with live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. Late on Friday night, a 20-year-old Palestinian identified as Omar al Abed jumped over the fence of the Halamish settlement and fatally stabbed a man and his two sons as they celebrated a newborn. An Israeli officer said: “This has nothing to do with metal detectors . There is no justification for murdering a grandfather at a party to celebrate the birth of his new grandson.” Israel has repeatedly accused the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas of permitting anti-Israeli incitement in the their discourse. Mr Abbas announced he would “freeze” ties with Israel “on all levels” until the new security measures were removed.
In stealth mode for the past two years, the cybersecurity startup Awake Security is now ready for its public debut.
Based in Mountain View, Calif., Awake’s founding team includes alumni of several tech and cybersecurity mainstays, including HP (hpe)1, CipherCloud, Cylance, FireEye (feye)2, McAfee (mfe)3, RSA, and VMware (vmw)4 . The company, which has done no press outside of a brief mention of its existence in Forbes in April5, is using big data and machine learning to help corporate security teams defend their networks.
Awake was incubated within the venture capital firm Greylock Partners by Michael Callahan, Awake’s cofounder and CEO and former Greylock entrepreneur in residence . Callahan previously served as cofounder and chief technology officer of PolyServe a big data infrastructure company that sold to HP6 in 2007 for an undisclosed sum, which Fortune has been told was in the 9-figure ballpark.
In addition to $8.7 million in initial funding from Greylock, Awake raised a second round of $22.5 million from Bain Capital Ventures at the end of last year .
The company’s total funding comes to $31.2 million to date.
Awake, now about 35-people strong, has developed an analytics product that parses network traffic and builds behavioral models of the activity within organizations . The tech is designed to be used within security operations centers, where companies manage their digital defenses, to help alert-fatigued teams more readily identify, investigate, and hunt for threats.
“We’re supercharging the ability of analysts to answer the questions they need to answer every day,” Callahan tells Fortune. “When you install this thing it’s like turning the lights on all the creepy crawlies taking advantage of the dark are now suddenly visible.”
Awake’s technology has drawn comparisons to that of the British cybersecurity firm Darktrace, which raised $75 million in funding8 for its AI-powered approach to security last week, as Fortune first reported . The tech also bears similarities to products made by cybersecurity startups Protectwise and Vectra Networks.
“They give you a timeline view, almost like a movie playing out with different scenes,” says Asheem Chandna, the partner at Greylock who led the deal and has joined the company’s board . That feature is useful for investigators who pore over digital records to determine the extent of a breach.
Indeed, catering to investigators is one of Awake’s top priorities . Gary Golomb, a veteran investigator who led a probe into network intrusions that targeted the presidential campaigns10 of former President Barack Obama and Senator John McCain in 2008, helped design the product.
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Golomb, an ex-Marine, was one of the earliest employees at Cylance11, a cybersecurity startup privately valued at $1 billion, and prior to that was a top researcher at NetWitness, a network forensics firm acquired by RSA . He now hold the unconventional title of “chief security operations center whisperer” at Awake.
While developing its product, Awake worked alongside more than a dozen corporate security teams and had conversations with more than 200 security pros . One partner was the retailer the Gap.
” We are continuously looking at the latest techniques and technologies for rapid threat detection and response,” Richard Noguera, chief information security officer at the Gap12, said in a statement provided to Fortune. Noguera added that being able to provide feedback to Awake during the design process was “a truly refreshing approach.”
Salem previously worked with Callahan at the search engine company Ask Jeeves in decades past.
Salem told Fortune that his decision to invest, aside from being a vote of confidence in Callahan, was due to Awake’s aim of alleviating two problems that have plagued the cybersecurity industry .
The first is alert fatigue, in which security teams are inundated with a deluge of notifications, and the second is a persistent talent shortage.
Awake’s founding team also includes Keith Amidon, vice president of networking, who formerly served as director of engineering at VMWare, and Debabrata Dash, vice president of analytics, who formerly headed engineering at CipherCloud.
- ^ (hpe) (fortune.com)
- ^ (feye) (fortune.com)
- ^ (mfe) (fortune.com)
- ^ (vmw) (fortune.com)
- ^ brief mention of its existence in Forbes in April (www.forbes.com)
- ^ sold to HP (www.theregister.co.uk)
- ^ Get Data Sheet (pages.email.fortune.com)
- ^ raised $75 million in funding (fortune.com)
- ^ Ex-Cylance Tech Chief Starts New Company (fortune.com)
- ^ targeted the presidential campaigns (www.theguardian.com)
- ^ Cylance (fortune.com)
- ^ Gap (fortune.com)
- ^ Symantec (fortune.com)
- ^ (symc) (fortune.com)