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Duo of ‘Golden Ticket’ passes on offer for biggest cyber security competition of 2016

PwC has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for the “most sophisticated” Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass event to date, which is to be staged from 2-4 November in London. In addition, a competition organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK and PwC will see t...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
Bernard Cazeneuve (left, the Interior Minister of France) meets Home Secretary Amber Rudd to discuss security and counter-terrorism issues
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Joint statement on security and counter-terrorism issued by UK and French Governments

Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Bernard Cazeneuve, the Interior Minister of France, met for talks in Paris on 30 August. This first meeting since the Home Secretary’s appointment afforded the opportunity to reaffirm the intentions of France and the UK to deepen further the close...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
Peter Webster
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The EU: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

As the dust begins to settle on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) following late June’s Referendum, Peter Webster reflects upon the events of the last month or so and explains why he firmly believes we now find ourselves at the beginning of a long and arduous...
Posted On 19 Aug 2016
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RUSI sets up research programme on Challenges in Sanctions Design and Implementation

National defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the establishment of a new research initiative which aims to refine sanctions as an instrument of coercive diplomacy. The programme of research will be supported by a Working Group...
Posted On 27 May 2016
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Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process and security “at risk” should the UK leave the EU

Northern Ireland’s security, economy and delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU). This is the argument put forward in a new article published by the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the EU Referendum...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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Biometrics Commissioner’s second Annual Report published by Home Office

The 2015 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (the Biometrics Commissioner) was submitted to the Home Secretary Theresa May on 18 December last year and has now been published for public scrutiny. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was...
Posted On 15 Mar 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
The European Police Chiefs Convention was held at Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Police chiefs meet at Europol’s headquarters to discuss terrorism and illegal immigration issues

On 23 and 24 September, over 300 high-level representatives from 50 countries and a dozen international and European organisations attended the European Police Chiefs Convention (EPCC) at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague. This year, the police chiefs and senior...
Posted On 26 Sep 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
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RUSI points to “missing links” in UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review financing

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) latest Briefing Paper warns of the risks of steep spending cuts across those UK departments and agencies directly responsible for tackling illegal migration and organised crime and supporting UK diplomacy. Were the 25% or 40%...
Posted On 16 Sep 2015