Duo shot dead in wake of London Bridge terrorist attack named by Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter-Terrorism Command has released the names and photographs of two men shot dead by police following the terrorist attack that occurred on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday 3 June. While formal identification has yet to take...
Posted On 05 Jun 2017
Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appoints Jeremy Fleming as next director of GCHQ

With the agreement of Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced that Jeremy Fleming – who has served as deputy director general at MI5 since 2013 – is to succeed Robert Hannigan as director of GCHQ. Hannigan announced in January his...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

Police call on public to help tackle “increasingly complex and varied” terrorist threat

The UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, has formally launched the new ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ (‘ACT’) campaign, designed to urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to the police service....
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre

Britain enters “new era of online opportunity” with opening of National Cyber Security Centre

The UK’s all-new ‘cyber hub’ that will enable generations to navigate the Internet safely and be protected from the growing threat of online attack has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl FCMI: managing director at Esoteric

International Espionage: Examining the Evidence

“The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging” (MI5, 2016) We have seen a continual rise in the threat to global business from...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016

OnePoll Survey: “Public calls for deletion of data ‘unlawfully collected’ by UK Government”

Most members of the UK public have expressed a wish that they would like to see the data on UK citizens deemed by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal to have been unlawfully collected by GCHQ and MI5 for over a decade physically deleted. This is the central finding of a OnePoll...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May urges international action designed to stamp out modern slavery

Within the margins of the recent UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Theresa May sought to galvanise international action on stamping out modern slavery when bringing together political leaders, representatives of international organisations and a series of experts. The Prime...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016

David Anderson QC publishes findings of review into operational case for bulk powers listed in Investigatory Powers Bill

David Anderson QC – the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation – has now published the findings of his extensive review into the operational case for the bulk powers contained in the Investigatory Powers Bill. Supported by an expert team of his own choosing, Anderson has...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner reflects on “very real threat” from terrorism in wake of recent atrocities

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has issued a detailed statement on the “very real threat” now posed by acts of terrorism, and observed that defeating terror is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else. In ...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
John Hayes MP

‘What is Real is Reasonable’

There are those set on destroying our values, radicalising our young people and killing indiscriminately across the globe. Out of such adversity, though, comes an opportunity for the Government to provide real leadership, and absolutely grasp the fact that our certainty must...
Posted On 19 May 2016