Posts Categorized: March 2021

From risk to resilience

Dr Simon Harwood on why our approach to national security threats requires a radical re-think The UK needs to wake up – and fast. The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed our vulnerabilities – as individuals, in society, within businesses and as a nation state. It has made us realise that threats are interconnected, how a pandemic… Read more »

Spot the difference

Tony Kingham explains how x-ray technology can help with both security and duty of care The recent spate of postal bombs sent to food firms in Germany is a reminder, if one were needed, that even the most innocuous of corporations are potential targets for bad actors, whether their motivations are religious, political or financial…. Read more »

Construction site security

Paul Corten outlines security issues for the construction sector and best practices for the protection of construction sites Plant and equipment theft and vandalism in the construction industry is a global problem that has become the domain of international organised criminal gangs, far more so now than just opportunistic thieves. As if to emphasise the… Read more »

Safe to study

Robert Platt explores what can be done to lock violence out of educational institutes When it comes to student safety, walking the tightrope between creating a welcoming environment on the one hand and visible surveillance that may be unsettling or restricts personal privacy is a delicate balance. With budgets ever more constrained by economic considerations… Read more »

Cyber security goldrush

Ilan Barda reveals what’s behind the huge growth in cybersecurity and why people remain the most vital tool in the fight back against attacks The global pandemic has hit IT spending with analyst firm Gartner forecasting a 7.3 percent drop this year. However, cyber security spending is still on the rise – and one of… Read more »

Mastering data

Alain Vernadat examines the need to put data at the heart of the investigation Data explosion is a reality, and it has become the golden nugget of the 21st century. As the volume of digital data generated per year is growing exponentially, this new dimension is shaking up the way in which law enforcement agencies… Read more »

Identifying vulnerabilites

Adam Palmer explains why it is time to take control of your cyber risk The last 12 months have been a challenge for organisations for a variety of reasons. However, front and centre in the response has been technology. With governments globally imposing work-from-home mandates, a rapid move to remote work caused many businesses to… Read more »