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New security-centric Home Office legislation features in Queen’s Speech to Parliament

Security-focused legislation drafted to provide stronger powers to disrupt extremists and tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion was announced today in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill will be introduced to ‘prevent...
Posted On 18 May 2016
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond
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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond welcomes Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has found in favour of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and GCHQ on all points of law in a case brought by Privacy International and a group of seven Internet Service Providers. The IPT’s ruling made clear that the legal regime...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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Intelligence and Security Committee issues damning verdict on Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has now published its detailed assessment report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, with the latter representing the first major piece of legislation governing the security and intelligence agencies’ powers in over...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Event Security and Human Intelligence: An Integrated Approach

In the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Chris Plimley outlines why he firmly believes that a considered mixture of physical, electronic and human security – coupled with intelligence and vigilance – is the best approach towards event safety....
Posted On 18 Jan 2016
John Davies
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State of the Security Nation

Early January is always an opportune point for reflection. It’s a time for assessing the recent and current state of the security business sector both here in the UK and for key territories overseas before enacting plans designed to deal with predicted scenarios. It’s fair to say...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
Peter Webster
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Security: The Talking Points of 2015

What were the main subjects that security professionals discussed in 2015, and will they continue to have a bearing on security and risk management as we begin the New Year? Peter Webster focuses on cyber security, terrorism, the political agenda and the topic of security...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
Professor Malcolm Chalmers
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Royal United Services Institute appoints new Deputy Director General and Senior Associate Fellow

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) – the independent Think Tank engaged in cutting-edge defence and security research – is pleased to announce two senior appointments to its staff and distinguished network of Associate Fellows. Professor Malcolm Chalmers is...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
The tragic events that unfolded in Paris on Friday 13 November will have left many people traumatised
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Terrorism in Paris: UK security sector “must be ready to help traumatised members of staff”

With over 130 innocent people so tragically killed in the terrorist attacks perpetrated on central Paris on Friday 13 November, it must also be recognised that there are many hundreds more who witnessed those horrifying events unfold, including security personnel who could now be...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015
National Counter-Terrorism Security Awareness Week 2015 runs from 23-27 November
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UK police forces launch second national Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week

Monday 23 November sees police forces launching the second National Counter-Terrorism Awareness Week (#CounterTerrorismUK), an initiative specifically designed to remind members of the public that they have a crucial role to play when it comes to helping both prevent and protect...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
The Government's Draft Bill
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Home Secretary introduces “landmark” draft Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament

Today, the Conservative Government has introduced “landmark legislation” designed to provide law enforcement bodies and the security and intelligence agencies with the investigatory powers they need to keep us all safe and fight crime in the digital age. The draft...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015