Posts Categorized: June 2019

Return of The Troubles?

Timothy Compston considers the threat posed by dissident republican terrorism after the murder of a journalist. The tragic shooting of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee by a masked New IRA gunman while she was covering rioting in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry back in April from behind police lines – an action that has been roundly… Read more »

Who can you trust?

Ian Glover explains why more firms are turning to penetration testing to check their defences and why you wouldn’t want just anyone trying to break into your company In the last few years, we have experienced cyber crime on a scale never seen before. In May 2017, WannaCry and Petya became national news and marked… Read more »

Protecting stadiums

Owen Miles examines the important role that critical communications play in stadium security The Super Bowl, which this year took place at the 72,000-seater Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the City of Atlanta, is one of the biggest spectator events in the world. Not only do fans crowd into the stadium but at this year’s match, City… Read more »

Integrated security

Steve Moody explains how entrance security solutions can be an effective deterrent with the right approach and processes to back them up Traditionally, entrance security solutions have been the reserve of major arenas, airports or offices/organisations that are considered prime targets for terrorists or criminals. However, the threat has changed. Terror attacks are no longer… Read more »

Camera to court

David Spreadborough examines the many challenges of evidential video and reveals necessary improvements If you ask anyone about forensic evidence, the majority will probably talk about fingerprints and DNA. The years of crime dramas and news reports have instilled an understanding of what forensic relates to, and what evidence is. The minority may suggest computer… Read more »

Keeping the lights on

Ilan Barda reveals the cyber threat being posed to critical national infrastructure across the globe Last year, Ciaran Martin, the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, said the country had been fortunate to avoid a category one attack, broadly defined as one that might cripple infrastructure such as energy supplies and the financial… Read more »

Stay one step ahead

Marie Clutterbuck reveals why business is the new target for cyber criminals and explains what can be done to limit the threat Ransomware groups like Wannacry, Petya and SamSam dominated headlines back in 2017 as they plagued businesses and consumers alike. Two years later, hackers are now less bothered about developing tools to reach the… Read more »