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Interpol report affirms organised crime underpins major conflicts and terrorism worldwide

A new report warns that the illegal exploitation and taxation of gold, oil and other natural resources is overtaking traditional sources of threat finance, such as kidnapping for ransom and drug trafficking, which fund terrorist and militant groups. The World Atlas of Illicit...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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International Security Expo 2018: ‘Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Security’

International Security Expo 2018 runs at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November and showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative products designed to enhance UK security. Also featured across the two-day Expo are no less than 13 free-to-attend (and...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
Josh Lefkowitz
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Cyber Threats in the Oil and Gas Sector

Few threats expose the true interdependency of cyber and physical security more than those targeting the oil and natural gas (ONG) sector, writes Josh Lefkowitz. After all, oil and natural gas together account for 53% of the world’s energy consumption and remain integral...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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Unmanaged third party risks now “costing businesses” warns MetricStream study

As companies outsource processes and services, they expose themselves to a plethora of third party risks. Whether in relation to data security, business disruption or compliance risk, organisations must have the relevant measures in place to mitigate their potential impact on...
Posted On 26 May 2017
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Eyes To The Right

The latest detailed study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reveals how lone actor terrorists are often less secretive than might be expected. It argues that their behaviour and activity can provide warnings of extreme views or even an ‘intention to act’,...
Posted On 15 Apr 2016
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BSI’s Global Supply Chain Intelligence report reveals 2015’s foremost supply chain risks

There were $22.6 billion worth of losses due to cargo theft last year, with a $33 billion impact realised by 2015’s top five natural disasters. In tandem, an increased number of terrorism incidents contributed towards major disruptions for international shipping in Europe and the...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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European Governments “neglecting the threat of extreme right lone actor terrorists” reveals study

A new study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reveals how lone actor terrorists are often less secretive than might be expected. It argues that their behaviour and activity can provide warnings of their extreme views or even intention to act, and calls for...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
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Prime Minister calls for EU-wide ban on high-powered semi-automatic weapons to counter terrorist threat

At the European Council Summit in Brussels, Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an EU-wide ban on high-powered semi-automatic weapons as part of a long-term plan to counter terrorism. Ahead of European leaders gathering for the Summit to discuss the EU’s response to...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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‘Defeating ISIS’: Defence and Security Think Tank RUSI issues reports on Western world strategies

Two new Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reports suggest that Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, states the Whitehall-based Think Tank, the best hope of countering the extremist group...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
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