Posts Categorized: June 2016

France on high alert

Timothy Compston considers why anti-terrorism measures have been tightened up for Euro 2016. With the high-profile UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament – the largest European sporting event this year – about to kick-off in 10 host cities across France, organisers will be hoping that the security measures being fielded are up to the task. Certainly… Read more »

What to do in the event of a security breach

Andrew Sheldon says that after a breach to first-line security it’s vital that you act quickly and smartly to minimise the outcome In matters affecting corporate finances and reputation, the role of cyber security in the prevention, detection and investigation of malfeasance is generally well understood. However, in a world where the ability of super-smart… Read more »

Covert comms in high-risk scenarios

Mikael Westerlund looks at the need for deep covert communications in the hunt for terror suspects hiding among migrants and asylum seekers From the shores of North Africa to landfall in Italy and Greece, the tragic scenes of migrants taking their lives in their hands in unseaworthy boats just to reach the relative safety of… Read more »

Predicting terror

Anthony Tucker-Jones talks to Neil Fretwell of Intelligent Software Solutions Global about the growing use of predictive software in counter terrorism ATJ: Is it fair to say that prediction software or predictive policing is now a key tool in the cyber battle against organised crime and terrorism? NF: Predictive software is still in its infancy,… Read more »

It’s not all guns and violence

Rupert Godesen suggests that a new approach is required for hostile environment training and that sometimes, it’s the simple things that can really make the difference There’s no doubt about it, hostile environment training is on the tip of everyone’s tongues these days. What was once the preserve of journalists, contractors working in oil and… Read more »

Protecting our artefacts

Tony Kingham explains what can be done to help to protect the contents of our galleries and museums from the threat of crime Museums and art galleries are the conservators of our cultural heritage and the guardians of our artistic and historical treasures. Whether it’s the great works that adorn the walls and spaces of… Read more »

X-ray gives the upper hand

Chanan Levin and Inbal Moshe explain how x-ray technology is being used by security forces in the fight back against terrorists Public transport terror struck once again last March, this time in Brussels. On the morning of 22 March, three groups of terrorists attacked two centres of public transport in Brussels, the capital of Belgium… Read more »