Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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On Solid Ground

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) are undoubtedly a force for good in tackling some of the UK’s most serious and organised criminals, but a detailed report just issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that there’s “further work to be done” in order...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
David Ward
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Embracing the Social Aspect of Security and Policing

David Ward examines the growing opportunities for security improvement provided by social media and mobile devices. As reported by Risk UK’s Editor Brian Sims in his recent Editorial Comment entitled ‘Joining Forces’ (Risk UK, November 2015), the Government is setting aside...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Joining Forces

The Conservative Party has unveiled bold plans to invest a substantial £5 million in building a national network of grassroots organisations that will challenge all forms of extremist ideology. In fact, the announcement was made immediately prior to publication of t...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
CSARN is warning of the present threat being posed to companies through criminals' social engineering tactics
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“Hostile activity by Iranian-linked group reflects threat from social engineering” warns CSARN

CSARN (City Security and Resilience Networks) reports that Iranian cyber espionage groups have been linked to a large-scale and sophisticated campaign targeting members of the nation’s diaspora and at least one Western-based activist, with the tactics used reflecting the threat...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
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
The 'Not With My Name' Campaign is designed to tackle the scourge of identity theft
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‘Not With My Name’ campaign targets growing threat of identity crime in the UK

Millions of people in the UK are failing to take basic steps like redirecting post or updating firewalls in order to protect their identities from criminals, a new survey has shown. Indeed, the survey results have been published just as the City of London Police and partner...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
On 1 July, Europol launched the the European Union Internet Referral Unit to combat terrorist propaganda and related violent extremist activities on the Internet
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EU’s Internet Referral Unit set to combat terrorist and violent extremist propaganda

Europol has launched the European Union Internet Referral Unit, which is designed to combat terrorist propaganda and related violent extremist activities on the Internet. Terrorists’ use of the Internet and social media has increased significantly in recent years. Jihadist...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
British Army soldiers taking part in a training exercise
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PwC report pinpoints modern terrorism and cyber threats as “most concerning” for UK public

A new report published by PwC on perceptions around the role of the Armed Forces finds that members of the public are increasingly concerned by ‘modern threats’. More than ten times as many people (65%) believe that terrorist and non-state groups and cyber attacks pose the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
How the 21st Century is redefining the practice of security provides the main focus for The Security Institute's 2015 Annual Conference
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The Security Institute outlines theme and programme details for 2015 Annual Conference

Now in its eighth year, The Security Institute’s Annual Conference and Exhibition is the organisation’s premier educational vehicle for members and specially invited guests. In late September, the conference programme focuses on how the practice of security has been...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
Nigel Arkwright
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Where is the commercial opportunity for drones?

Following on from Amazon’s recent revelations that the company is looking to use drones for delivering some of its orders, Nigel Arkwright considers scenarios where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles may be deployed to good effect in the security sector. At a recent event, one of my...
Posted On 21 May 2015