Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic to launch coordinated and targeted cyber attacks – typically involving the one-two punch of data breaches and ransomware – on companies across the globe. Websites have been set up for these cyber criminals to post stolen data publicly should companies not give in to their demands. This cyber crime surge makes this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events a potential jackpot for cyber criminals, who will already have the infrastructure […]
In the 25 years that Magenta Security has been in business, thousands of people have left their mark on how we work and the causes we champion. But no one has had a greater impact than the person who’s been here from the start, Managing Director Abbey Petkar. As part of our series of articles on our quarter-century milestone, we sat down with Abbey Petkar to ask about his plans for the next 25 years of Magenta Security. Continuing to […]
Throughout the entirety of Magenta Security’s 25 years in business, security has been a growth industry, and there is no sign that it is slowing. Innovations in technology, overwhelmed police forces and increased demand for private security have continued to fuel growth to this day. But despite the health of the industry as a whole, very few security companies survive 10 years, let alone 25. Why is the security industry so tough for companies trying to establish themselves? “This is […]
Of the many looming potential Brexit disasters on the horizon, chaos at our ports is the one that has the biggest impact on our security, with millions of pounds of goods under threat from opportunist criminals. Our ports aren’t prepared for Brexit The government claims to have contingency plans in place to ease pressure on the ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but you don’t have to apply much scrutiny to see how dangerously unprepared our ports are. […]
Whether you’re eagerly anticipating or dreading this year’s Christmas party, you want to make sure that everyone attending will be safe – even if their reputations may not be. At Magenta Security, we’re experts in providing event security that allows you to relax and enjoy the festivities knowing that you’re in safe hands. Here are some of the benefits of hiring security guards for your Christmas party – stupid hats optional. Monitoring for Theft If your Christmas party is being […]
As you are well aware if you’ve been following my articles, the security industry isn’t where it needs to be. For a variety of reasons, there are startling vulnerabilities in the very services that businesses, the police and public expect to keep us all safe. To put it simply, our security industry isn’t as secure as it needs to be. But there is good news: I’m not the only person who recognises the need for change and is willing to […]
Our Security Control Room Runs 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year… When you and your staff go home for the night, you want to know that your premises and all your hard work is being looked after. That’s where our security control room comes in. Every one of our security guards, their equipment and the sites and systems they protect are being monitored 24/7 by the dedicated staff in our control room. It’s not […]
Most businesses have security needs, but not all need 24/7 security. Whether your security requirements can be measured in minutes or hours, one officer or many, our mobile security patrols can scale up or down to give your business the protection it needs – no more, no less. Mobile Security, there when you need us, gone when you don’t Instead of providing a security guard that’s at your site permanently, our mobile patrol officers are shared between a range of […]
If the alarm at your place of business goes off in the dead of night, who do you want to respond? A member of your staff who’s alone, untrained and vulnerable, or a qualified, accredited security officer with full back up and support? The second choice is what you get when you sign up for keyholding and alarm response from Magenta. Our security officers are amongst the best in the country, all full-time and SIA licensed with a robust infrastructure backing […]
Manufacturing businesses and construction sites face unique risks over the Christmas period. While you may be enjoying time with friends and family, criminals are on the hunt for empty, unprotected sites that are often in areas that are completely empty over the holidays. No one wants to come back from their break to have to deal with police reports, insurance claims and lost business, so here are some simple security tips to keep your manufacturing business or construction site safe […]
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