Posts Categorized: April 2017

Slipping through the net

Tony Kingham examines how airports are trying to ensure that terrorists aren’t able to smuggle explosive devices onto airplanes The ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has once again thrust airline security into the limelight. Nine… Read more »

Space: The final frontier

Nigel Davies predicts that Global Navigation Satellite Systems will become a key battleground of the future The implications of recent developments are clear; space will form a key terrain of future conflicts as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) come under increasing attack. In 2016, North Korea launched an unprecedented month-long attack on its neighbour, South… Read more »

Internet arms race

Anthony Tucker-Jones talks to Kevin Woollard, BT’s Research and Technology Operations Director, in the first of a two-part interview about the escalating threat posed by cyber crime and cyber warfare ATJ: A case has been made that a global security arms race is taking place within the internet, from an R&D standpoint is this simply… Read more »

Westminster in the firing line

Timothy Compston considers the ramifications of the recent attack on the heart of British democracy. The tragic events that played out in and around Westminster last month, while Parliament was in session, may have lasted a mere 82 seconds but the security implications of the loss of life and serious injury that resulted will undoubtedly… Read more »

Blast containment

Adam Walsh explores how airports are arming themselves against possible terrorist attacks Last year’s terrorist attacks at Brussels Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport shook the world, prompting many in the aviation industry to sit up and take stock of the safety and security measures currently in place. These events came at a time when many… Read more »

Hide and seek

Rupert Godesen explains the importance of having a decent tracking device and highlights four models worth considering Sometimes the greatest lessons come from a disaster, as you’re forced by circumstances to sit up and take notice or action. In an ideal world, it would be better to learn from others’ mistakes, but life doesn’t always… Read more »

Physical security and why it matters

Paula Mathers examines the impact of manned security in residential areas The drive to redefine our own territory and protect our own neighbourhood boundaries seems to be being felt by all income levels throughout all communities. Since the eighties, gated communities (possibly seen as an overly dramatic form of residential boundary) have been seen popping… Read more »

Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017

The UK’s leading national security event returns to London in May with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe Over the past 12 months, Europe has experienced some of the deadliest attacks in its history and the threat level remains high worldwide. One of the main issues facing… Read more »