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‘Deter, Detect, Impede’: Safeguarding Organisations and Individuals from Kidnap

There’s no doubt that kidnapping remains one of the most frightening crimes that could happen to an individual, writes the Blackstone Consultancy. The term kidnapping covers a broad range of related crimes, with each case differing in its objective, degree, severity and...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Multiple victims safeguarded in international operation targeting human trafficking

Three women have been safeguarded and three individuals arrested in Nigeria as part of an international operation targeting criminal networks involved in the trafficking of human beings across Europe. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) led the operation in Lagos at...
Posted On 18 May 2016
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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
John Davies
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Challenging export markets can offer lucrative rewards

The recent UKTI Export Week really helped to raise awareness of selling security-centric products and services overseas, writes John Davies. With a huge diversity of worldwide markets, however, it’s important that security providers conduct thorough research and, where...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond speaking at RUSI
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Foreign Secretary praises diligent work of Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ in RUSI speech

Philip Hammond MP has given a detailed speech at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in which he praised the work of the Secret Intelligence Service and GCHQ. During his delivery, the Foreign Secretary focused on current threats to British citizens posed by international...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015