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“National Cyber Security Strategy needs long-term plan” urges Public Accounts Committee

The Government has not made sufficient progress on developing long-term objectives for the National Security Strategy, which has been hampered by a weak evidence base and the lack of a business case. That’s the view of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, as...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where practitioners, academics and policy-makers can come together to share information, help progress and promote the underlying understanding and capabilities associated...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Mike Bluestone CSyP
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
Dame Margaret Beckett MP
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Government “undecided” on next Strategic Defence and Security Review timeline

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Security Strategy has just published the Government’s response to its report on the National Security Capability Review. It appears that the Government is “undecided” in terms of when the next National Security...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
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“Halfway house” National Security Capability Review “a cause for concern” states Joint Select Committee

The importance of a robust and coherent process in setting the National Security Strategy (NSS) has been underlined by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) with the publication of its first report on the National Security Capability Review (NSCR). Last...
Posted On 30 Mar 2018
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Joint Committee in Parliament launches inquiry into National Security Capability Review

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) is launching an inquiry into the National Security Capability Review (NSCR). It’s to be the second inquiry of this Parliamentary session. In July last year, the Government announced a review of national security...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Cabinet Office to lead additional work on Strategic Defence and Security Review implementation

The Cabinet Office will lead additional work to review national security capabilities. The Government has initiated this work in support of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review published back in November 2015. The...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches inquiry into cyber security

According to the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review, the impact of technology – and in particular cyber threats and wider technological developments – is one of the major security challenges facing the UK. With this in mind, the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
RUSI's headquarters in London's Whitehall
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“Stimulate private investment to sustain critical security and intelligence R&D” urges RUSI

Ahead of a Strategic Defence and Security Review due to take place later on this year, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) report entitled The Future of Research and Development in the UK’s Security and Intelligence Sector explores the UK’s...
Posted On 05 May 2015