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Europol launches European Counter-Terrorism Centre to strengthen EU’s response against attack episodes

Europe is currently facing the most significant terrorist threat the region has experienced in over a decade. The incidents in Paris on 13 November 2015 indicate a shift towards a clear international dimension of Islamic State to carry out special forces-style attacks in the...
Posted On 25 Jan 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
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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
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
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
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
Last Friday night witnessed horrifying scenes in the French capital as 129 people were killed in a series of simultaneous terrorist attacks
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UK’s security and policing response to Paris terrorist attacks outlined in wake of COBR meeting

Last Friday night’s terrorist attacks in the French capital perpetrated by gunmen and suicide bombers who left in their wake horrific scenes of devastation at the Bataclan concert venue, the Stade de France, Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and at Le Carillon bar in the Canal...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015
Eddie Hirst: Director of Risk at Mitie TSM
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Critical Security Environments: the sector-based approach

A string of international incidents of late have served to highlight the considerable importance of national security for the UK. Whether they be in the form of terrorist alerts, severe weather or power outages, developing threats are affecting businesses more than ever before....
Posted On 18 May 2015
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Data Centres: Tomorrow’s Targets for Terrorism?

In light of recent events including the DDoS cyber attacks on Sony Corporation’s PlayStation and Entertainment networks, one prime area for reassessment by security and IT professionals just now is that of data security. Not just online safety from the perspective of the...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
US Secretary of State John F Kerry at the World Economic Forum
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“Civilised world will not bow to the threat of terrorism” urges US Secretary of State Kerry

Speaking at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, US Secretary of State John F Kerry has vowed that the civilised world will never bow to the threat of terrorism. “The 20th Century was defined by the civilised struggle to uphold the values...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015