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Staying on track

Javier Colado discusses the importance of keeping commuters informed in the event of a security incident Travelling by rail is one of the safest and most popular forms of transport, with train journeys doubling over the last 20 years while other transport modes have declined in popularity. Rail now accounts for almost 2-billion journeys annually… Read more »

Compact thermal imaging

Shannon Jidas pounds the streets with East Chicago’s finest to see how thermal imaging hands control back to law enforcement officers As I snapped another picture, my ‘model’ casually mentioned that our photo backdrop was the scene of a double homicide a couple years ago. Nearby, a few ‘kids’ from the block – some of… Read more »

Stadium security shake up

Timothy Compston takes a closer look at stadium crowd management and security after what happened at the Stade de France in Paris From the various reports that have come out since that fateful November evening, it would appear that the fans at the Stade de France watching a friendly football game between France and Germany… Read more »

Peering through the cloud

Shahaf Rozanski explains the importance of being able to access data housed in the cloud for gaining vital evidence of s suspect’s location and/or intentions  With there now being more mobile phones on the planet than people and smartphones set to achieve saturation in just 10 years, unlocking the data held on them has increasingly… Read more »

The strategic advantage of UAV technology

Dr David Abrutat explores how utilising Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can give military forces the edge “These British-designed unmanned aircraft will fly at the very edge of the earth’s atmosphere and allow us to observe our adversaries for weeks on end providing critical intelligence for our forces.” These words, conveyed by the British Prime Minister David… Read more »

Innovation drives hologram ID document protection

Dr Mark Deakes of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) explains how hologram technology is being harnessed in the fight against counterfeits Over the last 30 years, since they first appeared on UN passports, holograms have made rapid gains in ID anti-counterfeiting, moving initially from an authentication device to the protection of personal bio data… Read more »

Sub-Saharan Risk Hotspot Outlook 2016

2016 Threat Watch Natznet Tesfay evaluates future threats that lie ahead for Africa Nigeria Highly destructive and disruptive pipeline attacks have resumed in the Niger Delta even as the decline in oil price continues to reduce falling Government revenue. The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation was forced to shut refineries at Port Harcourt and Kaduna on… Read more »