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Blackout Report focuses on potential fall-out from electricity grid failure in UK

Uninterruptible power supply solutions manufacturer Riello UPS has launched a major new publication exploring the likelihood of a nationwide electricity grid failure in the UK. Only last month, a massive power failure across virtually all of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay left...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Threat level system updated by Government to include all forms of terrorism

Changes to the terrorism threat level system came into effect on Tuesday 23 July. The changes, which follow an extensive review into the country’s approach towards dealing with counter-terrorism following the attacks in 2017, mean that the system will now reflect the threat posed...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Liberty investigation reveals MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data

According to an investigation by Human Rights campaign group Liberty, MI5 has been “unlawfully” retaining innocent people’s data for years. Apparently, and again according to Liberty, the British Security Service has also failed to give senior Judges accurate information about...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Home Secretary delivers impassioned speech on counter-terrorism national security

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provided an update on the UK’s approach to counter-terrorism and safeguarding national security. In an impassioned speech delivered at New Scotland Yard, home to the headquarters of Counter-Terrorism Policing in the UK, the Home Secretary reasserted...
Posted On 21 May 2019
Her Majesty The Queen unveiling the GCHQ Centenary Plaque at Watergate House © Crown Copyright 2019
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Her Majesty The Queen marks GCHQ’s Centenary celebrations at Watergate House

Her Majesty The Queen recently paid a visit to the original top secret home of GCHQ as part of the Centenary celebrations for the UK’s dedicated intelligence, security and cyber agency. The event took place at Watergate House, the 1919 birthplace of the organisation. As...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Intelligence and Security Committee publishes detailed report on 2017 terrorist attacks

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has just published its report on the terrorist attacks which took place in the UK last year. The UK suffered five serious terrorist attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London Bridge, Finsbury Park and Parsons Green. In...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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Number of active counter-terrorism investigations in UK reaches record high

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed that the number of active counter-terrorism investigations has now reached a record high.  Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations (ACSO) at the Metropolitan Police Service, told the Home...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 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
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Naa’imur Rahman jailed for planning terror attack aimed at targeting Prime Minister

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a total of 30 years’ imprisonment after a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police Service, MI5 and the FBI foiled his plot to kill the Prime Minister Theresa May. As part of his intended attack, Naa’imur Rahman, 20...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018