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Cyber warfare “poses greater threat than ever” in 2020 warns Control Risks

The proliferation of a wide variety of cyber threats will make a high impact, cyber-enabled assault on critical infrastructure almost certain in 2020. This is one of the key forecasts made in RiskMap 2020, the global outlook for political and security risks in the year ahead...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Terrorism risks in Europe to increase in 2018 as Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters return

Terrorism risks in Europe are likely to increase in 2018 as foreign fighters depart the former ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria and bring their training and expertise back to the continent. That’s according to a new report issued from Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018
Richard Fenning: CEO at Control Risks
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2017 set to be “year of acute uncertainty for business” predicts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist risk consultancy, has published its annual RiskMap forecast, widely renowned as the leading guide to political and business risk and an important reference point for policy makers and business leaders alike. Speaking about the document, Richard...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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Internet giants “consciously failing” to tackle scourge of extremism on the web

In its report published following an inquiry that has lasted 12 months and included visits to Glasgow, Bradford and Europol’s headquarters in The Hague, the Home Affairs Committee has stated that social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are “consciously...
Posted On 25 Aug 2016
Peter Webster
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The EU: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

As the dust begins to settle on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) following late June’s Referendum, Peter Webster reflects upon the events of the last month or so and explains why he firmly believes we now find ourselves at the beginning of a long and arduous...
Posted On 19 Aug 2016
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“Most lethal year for terrorism across Europe in nearly a decade” asserts Aon Risk Solutions

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has just launched its annual Terrorism and Political Violence Map, duly highlighting 2015 as “the most lethal year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade” as terrorists increasingly...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
The devastating aftermath at Zaventem International Airport following the terrorist attack
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Policing and security presence at major UK locations beefed up in wake of Brussels terror attacks

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist atrocities in Belgium, Mark Rowley (the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead on counter-terrorism) has put forward salient security advice for members of the public while at the same time outlining what’s being done...
Posted On 23 Mar 2016
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