Posts Categorized: Nov/Dec 2018

Chemical warfare

Doctor Michael Crowley and Professor Malcolm Dando on the importance of preventing the misuse of chemicals Since its entry into force in 1997 the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and its implementing body, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), have become the most significant and effective mechanisms for collective global action combating the… Read more »

Masters of complexity

Evan Butler reveals why visibility and control are the keys to naval asset readiness The naval support landscape is changing. Assets and equipment are getting more complex, and delivery and support increasingly globalised. The Navy now has to deal with a complex portfolio of stakeholders involving military organisations, OEMs, contractors and third-party providers maintaining equipment… Read more »

Weaponising the internet

Michael Clarke examines cyber terror attacks and asks if they are certainly virtual or virtually certain? Cyber terrorism is the dog that didn’t bark’ said former MI5 chief Lord Evans of Weardale at the launch of the Countering Jihadist Terrorism in the UK initiative. It wasn’t clear, he said, why this might be so, given… Read more »

Facing up to foreign fighters

Timothy Compston looks at the security issues raised by individuals coming back from fighting for IS and other extremist groups in Syria and Iraq to their home countries. There is little doubt that the situation on the ground in the Middle East has changed markedly over the past year with the regime of President Assad… Read more »

Size matters

Andy Barrat explains why there’s no economy of scale when it comes to cyber security It seems barely a week goes by without another story breaking about a high-profile organisation being affected by a major cyber security incident. Recently, we’ve seen CEOs fall on their swords, the value of shares plummet and hundreds of thousands… Read more »

Data protection for security cameras

Kiran Pillai reports on why a systematic approach to data security needs to cover both physical safety and cyber security simultaneously Security cameras, alarm systems, smart building automation: the number of connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) is rising at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, the worldwide installed base of IoT devices will… Read more »

Stopping the ripple effect

Matthew McKenna on the importance of setting the score with vendor risk management The modern business world is built on interconnectivity, with each organisation sitting within a complex web of customers, suppliers and partners. As companies continue to incorporate more digital services, such as cloud-based solutions, these connections have become ever deeper. This means that… Read more »