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Free online counter-terrorism training now available for security industry

Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now receive free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). NaCTSO has created special password-protected access for the security industry to its Action Counters Terrorism...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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£1 million funding announced for academic innovations in aviation security

UK universities seeking to carry out cutting-edge research into the next generation of aviation security solutions are set to benefit from Government funding worth £1 million thanks to a joint initiative between the Department for Transport and the Home Office. The Future...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

New laws affording the UK greater powers to crack down on hostile state activity have received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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PerpetuityARC Training unveils online version of popular Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management course

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group, has launched a distance learning option for its popular Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management BTEC Level 4 qualification. The new online course is said to be “perfect” for security, operations and...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Summer Events: Mitigating The Security Threat

The UK is home to some of the world’s greatest summer music festivals, including Glastonbury, Download, the V-Festival and Creamfields. Each of these events attracts crowds from across the world, which are drawn in by the creative stage designs, the events’ abilities to capture...
Posted On 06 Jul 2018
Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe of Buckinghamshire New University
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Reports on “heroic efforts” of rescuers can reduce public fears in wake of terrorist attacks

Press reporting that concentrates wholly on the heroic efforts of rescuers can reduce public fears in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. That’s the conclusion of research findings presented to delegates at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017
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