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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Government funds research into knife detection technology for crowded places

Six UK companies have been funded a share of more than £460,000 to fast-track innovative technologies that aim to detect people carrying knives in crowded places such as streets, railway stations and major events. Distinguishing concealed blades from other items such as keys and...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Secure Stations Scheme sets standard for crime reduction on Britain’s rail network

Hundreds of Britain’s railway stations are setting the standard in reducing crime, safeguarding vulnerable people and ensuring safer journeys for passengers, rail minister Andrew Jones has announced. On a visit to East Croydon Station, recently accredited as a Secure Station by...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Public consultation process launched for new international privacy information management standard

The public consultation process for the draft international privacy information management standard ISO/IEC 27552 is now open until 25 February. As the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI) is seeking to consult with interested parties from the...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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New police powers to tackle illegal use of drones unveiled by Department for Transport

The Government is moving forward with plans to give police new powers to tackle drones misuse and abuse with the publication of its considered response to the drones consultation exercise. New legislation will give police officers the power to land drones, search premises and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing joins forces with Department for Transport to reduce risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror

The National Counter-Terrorism Security Office has announced that Counter-Terrorism Policing is joining forces with the Department for Transport to reduce the risk of rental vehicles being used as weapons in acts of terror. The new Rental Vehicle Security Scheme is voluntary and...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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UBM hails success of IFSEC International 2018 in wake of customer-led insight project

UBM EMEA has hailed the success of IFSEC International 2018 which marked the show’s inaugural year of change following an intensive customer-led insight project. That project saw demands from the security industry steer the show towards a high-level integrated Security Summit. As...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
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New drone laws issued by Department for Transport set to boost airport safety

New laws being introduced by the Department for Transport in tandem with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will restrict all drones from flying above 400 feet and within one kilometre of airport boundaries. Following a year-on-year increase in the reporting of drone incidents...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Explosive detection dogs introduced in British airports by Government to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are now being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the Government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free-running explosive detection dogs...
Posted On 09 May 2018