Posts Categorized: January 2018

Station safety under the microscope

Professor Chris Kemp and Craig Stenning reveal measures that can be taken to keep commuters safe When people are seen to run away from danger it is often perceived that they are doing so in a panic, especially on the crowded concourse or platform of a railway station. From much of the research into this… Read more »

Public transport safety

David Lenot explains how new developments in video surveillance help transport agencies keep passengers safe as security concerns remain a priority Cities everywhere want more people to use public transportation. That’s because increasing ridership on buses, trains and subways helps reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gases and other pollutants. It’s also an affordable and efficient means… Read more »

Sound solutions for gunshot detection

Timothy Compston finds out why more attention is being given to gunshot detection by those on the frontline in the fight against criminality and terrorism. With attacks involving active shooters in urban areas on the rise, and the potential for incidents to take place across multiple locations – like Paris in November 2015 – coupled… Read more »

The fall of Mugabe

Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on the security ramifications of last year’s coup in Zimbabwe The international media reported with great excitement the ‘surprise’ fall of President Mugabe on 14 November 2017, followed by his official resignation a week later. In reality his downfall had been a long time coming and the real surprise was that it… Read more »

Cyber security predictions for 2018

Brian Chappell outlines security considerations for the year ahead The bigger they are, the harder they fall If we think the headlines shocked us with Equifax, SEC, and NSA – we will very quickly discover that large organisations have poor cyber security hygiene, are not meeting regulations and are failing to enforce the policies they… Read more »

Hospital security check up

Andy Purvis reveals measures that are being taken to ensure that security remains in rude health It should be taken as a given that a hospital is a safe place. It is a place for healing, for refuge, for security. It is somewhere where you should feel comfortable. The staff are all experts in their… Read more »

Applications – Our digital servants

Dr Simon Wiseman examines potential security flaws behind apps that have designed to make our lives easier We use applications all the time, whether on the desktop, mobile or via the web. They handle our sensitive data and let us control critical operations, at home and at work. Applications are supposed to be our servants,… Read more »