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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike Reddington. With less than a month to go now until the politicians’ decision in terms of which road to travel is made, there’s still a good deal of speculation...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Embassy Security: The Layered Response

As the representative offices of Governments overseas, Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions have always required high levels of security, and particularly so in areas where terrorist cells and disaffected groups may operate. As Tim Northwood outlines, the Best Practice...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Corporate Security: Unfurling the Resilience Umbrella

Economic crises and consumer trends are just a couple of the pitfalls that can dramatically affect the way in which a given organisation does business and survives. As Mike Bluestone duly observes, resilience is the key for any business wanting to thrive in an ever-changing...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Hizballah to be banned by UK Government alongside other terrorist organisations

Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned by the UK Government following their proscription as terrorist organisations. A draft order laid in Parliament will proscribe Hizballah in its entirety alongside Ansaroul Islam and JNIM...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
RUSI headquarters in central London
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Research network launched to understand latest trends in online terrorist propaganda

Leading Think Tanks and academic institutions from around the world are coming together to understand terrorist exploitation of technology and the digital space. The Global Research Network on Terrorism and Technology has been formed to better understand how terrorist networks...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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ASIS International’s flagship Europe event for 2019 explores ‘Cities of the Future’

ASIS International is now in full preparation mode for the next edition of its flagship event in Europe. ASIS Europe 2019 ‘From Risk to Resilience’ – for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – takes place on 27-29 March in Rotterdam and begins with...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Home Office approves Independent Office for Police Conduct guidance and concludes firearms review

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved revised Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) guidance which “strikes the right balance” between the need for robust investigation while also supporting firearms officers in the line of duty. The IOPC’s Section 22...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Pool Re returns contingency cover against terrorist acts to commercial reinsurance market

As a direct result of sufficient capacity now existing within the commercial insurance and reinsurance markets to cover contingency losses arising from acts of terrorism, Pool Re has announced that it will cease to reinsure members for the contingency cover they provide to their...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019