Angus Darroch-Warren
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Looking Ahead: The Security Challenges of the 2020s

As we enter a new decade, the security landscape never ceases to change and evolve, both on a macro and micro level. This is compounded by the fact that the remit of the security professional not only continues to expand to meet new threats, but also requires the exploitation of...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Home Secretary delivers impassioned speech on counter-terrorism national security

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provided an update on the UK’s approach to counter-terrorism and safeguarding national security. In an impassioned speech delivered at New Scotland Yard, home to the headquarters of Counter-Terrorism Policing in the UK, the Home Secretary reasserted...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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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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Interpol highlights evolving foreign terrorist fighter threat at UN Counter-Terrorism Conference

The multi-directional movement of foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) means that law enforcement needs to reinforce its partnerships. That was the message imparted by Interpol’s Secretary General Jürgen Stock at a recent United Nations high-level Counter-Terrorism Conference....
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Terrorism risks in Europe to increase in 2018 as Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters return

Terrorism risks in Europe are likely to increase in 2018 as foreign fighters depart the former ‘Caliphate’ in Iraq and Syria and bring their training and expertise back to the continent. That’s according to a new report issued from Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018
Josh Lefkowitz
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Cyber Threats in the Oil and Gas Sector

Few threats expose the true interdependency of cyber and physical security more than those targeting the oil and natural gas (ONG) sector, writes Josh Lefkowitz. After all, oil and natural gas together account for 53% of the world’s energy consumption and remain integral...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
Richard Fenning: CEO at Control Risks
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2017 set to be “year of acute uncertainty for business” predicts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist risk consultancy, has published its annual RiskMap forecast, widely renowned as the leading guide to political and business risk and an important reference point for policy makers and business leaders alike. Speaking about the document, Richard...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016