Posts Categorized: May 2019

US border security

Timothy Compston shines a spotlight on the measures being deployed in the air and on the ground to secure the US/Mexico border With President Trump’s campaign promise to “build a wall”, and issuing a Presidential Memorandum directing the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense to address national security threats along the… Read more »

Held to ransom

Dr Anja Shortland reports on how kidnap insurance underpins the global economy Kidnap for ransom poses some very interesting questions. For example, how do foreign companies and NGOs safeguard their employees from kidnapping in countries where abductions are common and expatriate workers are attractive targets? How do they fulfil their duty of care to kidnapped… Read more »

Watching brief

Paolo Zucconi examines Iran’s missile programme and wonders just how concerned we should be about its nuclear capabilities On 13-14 February, the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East took place in Warsaw. This United States-sponsored Middle East peace conference was considered by the US Secretary of State, Mike… Read more »

Crisis management

Imad Mouline reports on the benefits of a consolidated view in an emergency for ports around the world Businesses are under attack both literally and figuratively – whether it’s man made events, natural disasters, supply chain disruptions, IT incidents or any other form of critical event. Today, many companies address both concerns within different departments… Read more »

Protecting the vulnerable

Jamie Barnfield reports on the challenges faced when providing security in mental healthcare settings There is no question that delivering security in mental healthcare settings can be tough – working with people at their most vulnerable and most challenging, not just those needing a high level of care but sometimes needing control too, as the… Read more »

Positive impact

Thomas Owen considers if the NCSC can realistically be considered the equivalent of the NHS for cyber security The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has taken a modern, confident and disruptive approach since its founding two years ago, embracing the ‘digital’ in ‘digital government’ and, in general curating and delivering positive change for the nation…. Read more »

Making an entrance

Iain Entwistle looks at why advances in technology means that security portals are now better able to complement manned guarding Whether it’s just one person or several hundred people in a building, they are all vulnerable to criminals who gain unauthorised access. Items being stolen or staff being attacked are the dangers of cutting corners… Read more »