GCHQ's famous headquarters in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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British Intelligence Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Internet and Telecoms unveiled by GCHQ

In today’s increasingly connected world, GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 are putting far greater focus on growing their own technical specialists and, as a result, are now searching for technically-minded apprentices. For prospective programmers and tech-savvy talent, the British Intelligence...
Posted On 03 Nov 2015
Andrew Parker: MI5's Director General
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Director General focuses on “a modern MI5” during Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture

Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5, has delivered the annual Lord Mayor’s Defence and Security Lecture in London. In a speech entitled ‘A Modern MI5’, Parker set out the tools that he believes the Security Service needs to stop terrorism in the online age....
Posted On 29 Oct 2015
CREST is based at Lancaster University
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ESRC launches National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats

Working in partnership with the UK’s security and intelligence agencies, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has commissioned the launch of a new centre dedicated to the development and use of economic and social science research to understand, mitigate and...
Posted On 27 Oct 2015
The Government is contesting last July’s ruling which upheld a challenge to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
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Government appeals High Court judgement that ruled DRIPA surveillance legislation unlawful

The Government’s appeal against a High Court judgement that ruled its surveillance legislation unlawful contests the July 2015 ruling, which upheld a challenge to the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIPA) brought by MPs David Davis and Tom Watson represented by...
Posted On 26 Oct 2015
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Threat from terrorism “most serious facing Britain in security terms” urges MI5 director general

Earlier today, MI5 director general Andrew Parker gave the first live interview by a serving head of the Security Service in the organisation’s 106-year history. Parker was interviewed at length on BBC Radio 4 and talked about the work of MI5 in keeping the nation safe,...
Posted On 17 Sep 2015
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller
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Former MI5 director general Eliza Manningham-Buller appointed co-president of Chatham House

Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller has been confirmed as a co-president of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), replacing Liberal Democrat peer Lord Paddy Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon who steps down after ten years in the role. The appointment of Baroness...
Posted On 14 Aug 2015
Sir David Veness CBE QPM
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Closing The Gap: Increasing Corporate Investment in Security

Former Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Sir David Veness presents a strong argument to suggest that recent developments in the sphere of international terrorism, coupled with current responses to the threats and risks posed, have duly bolstered the business case...
Posted On 14 Jul 2015
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International Terrorism: Facing The Challenge

While the present security focus is understandably on the threat posed by ISIL, it’s worth making the point that the Syria-related challenge represents just over 50% of the work conducted by the counter-terrorism network. Mark Rowley outlines how and where the police service is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
Shami Chakrabarti: director of Liberty
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Liberty and Big Brother Watch back calls for overhaul of State surveillance laws

Civil liberties and Human Rights campaigning organisations Liberty and Big Brother Watch have jointly welcomed the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s call for a fundamental overhaul of the laws governing State surveillance outlined in the Investigatory Powers Review....
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
James Welch of Liberty
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Liberty takes fight against mass surveillance to European Court of Human Rights

Liberty has filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against the Investigatory Powers Tribunal’s ruling that UK intelligence agencies’ mass surveillance activities are legal. Liberty is challenging the Tribunal’s December 2014 judgement that GCHQ’s Tempora...
Posted On 13 Apr 2015