Monthly Archives: June 2024

Olympics Security

Kate Fitzpatrick considers the main security concerns as the world gathers in Paris Paris is hosting the Olympics for the first time in 100 years. While many Parisians are planning to leave the city or have been told to work from home, over 15-million tourists, athletes and journalists are predicted to descend on the city.Paris’… Read more »

Balancing act

Dominic Renney explores how to get the mix of security and aesthetics right With an increase in pedestrianised spaces and placemaking throughout the world, planners have been given an opportunity to look at urban spaces differently; from designing fresh and exciting areas specifically for pedestrians to changing the way that existing town and city centres… Read more »

Ticking time bomb

Sam Stockwell and Dr Alexander Babuta express concern that there is little time for regulators to counter AI threats before the UK’s July general election Researchers at The Alan Turing Institute’s Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (are urging Ofcom and the Electoral Commission to use a rapidly diminishing window of opportunity to address the… Read more »

Well connected

Tristan Wood explores the power of hybrid networking and how it can underpin robust wide area networks across all arms and services – from land, sea and air Defence technology is often a trailblazer for civil systems and applications, and innovation in voice and data communications is no exception. As early as the mid-Eighties, the… Read more »

Insider threat

Noah Price examines the risks employees can pose and how to prevent them If asked to describe a physical security breach that can impact a company, most people would think of an external criminal intent on harming an organisation. But what if the attack comes from within? Perpetrated by someone you should be able to… Read more »

Let us prey

Sukrit Varma, Valerie Lapteva and Eugenia Marina investigate how facial recognition technology provides reassurance in places of worship In a world where places of worship serve as the beating heart of communities, their significance cannot be overstated. Regardless of the religion being celebrated, sacred spaces are the very basics of spiritual worship and practice. The… Read more »

Sky High

Chris Doman examines how organisations can respond to evolving threats in the cloud The seismic shift towards cloud migrations has been impossible to ignore. While the pandemic necessitated the adoption of cloud models for many organisations to efficiently accommodate remote workforces, businesses swiftly recognised the benefits that a departure from on-premises setups could offer on… Read more »

First line of defence

Alan Stephenson-Brown reveals the true cost of a weak password and shares best practices to protect businesses New laws that came into force as recently as 29 April this year – as part of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) regime – are a welcome move that should significantly improve the UK’s resilience from… Read more »