Posts Categorized: Nov/Dec 2013

City-wide security

Jimmy Palatsoukas discusses how unifying access control systems can strengthen surveillance initiatives across entire cities   The days when public organisations relied solely on video surveillance to protect their facilities and citizens are almost entirely behind us. Today, both large and small cities are looking for more sophisticated platforms which centralise data from many sources… Read more »

Digital hide and seek

Yuval Ben-Moshe looks at the part played by mobile digital forensics in identifying criminals, arresting them and bringing them to justice, and argues there is now nowhere to hide for terrorists and criminals   Mobile digital forensics is changing the way police forces and security agencies are approaching investigative processes. But criminals are evolving as… Read more »

Unstable cradle

As instability continues to spread across the African continent, John Chisholm explores the growing security threats which threaten to undermine its development   We are all Africans. This is a fact of human development, and something that, as a race, it would be wrong for us to forget. But Africa as a continent has been… Read more »

The Mumbai menace

Following the recent dramatic anti-terror arrests in London Anthony Tucker-Jones assesses the militant tactic of “seize, kill and die” first seen in Mumbai in 2008   Over the last few years terrorist and militant organisations have been using ever-more ambitious and sophisticated tactics that are extremely difficult to safeguard against. This was exemplified by the… Read more »

Securing the Olympic legacy

Eighteen months after the close of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Home Office’s Stephen Phipson and Simon Everest from UKTI DSO tell Robert de la Poer why the UK security industry is still benefiting from the Olympic legacy   RP: Promotion of the UK’s security industry overseas is a key part of the Home… Read more »

Threat Watch 2014: Terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa

The IHS Country Risk team present the most likely terrorism hotspots for 2014   Nigeria In May 2013, the government declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in response to attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram. The announcement came after a spate of fighting which led to over 200 deaths, extensive… Read more »

Threat Watch 2014: Middle East and North Africa flashpoints

The IHS Country Risk team assesses the states in the Middle East and North Africa most likely to suffer from security instability during 2014   Egypt On 3 July 2013, the army removed President Morsi and suspended the constitution, in response to nationwide anti-government protests that exceeded 2011 levels. Mass civil unrest, occasionally consisting of… Read more »

Threat Watch 2014: Terrorism risks in western Europe

The IHS Country Risk team highlights the European states most likely to face security threats in 2014   Greece Terrorist activity in Greece is likely to emanate largely from numerous left-wing and anarchist groups, such as the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei (CFN), who are likely to continue staging attacks with varying capability, from IEDs and… Read more »