tumblr visitor
Category: Counter Terrorism

Protective Security: Multi-million dollar diamond heist highlights airport security failure

Robbery prompts calls for renewed focus on perimeter protection By CHRIS YATES for COUNTER TERROR EXPO Airport perimeter security is under scrutiny again, following a reported $67 million diamond robbery at Brussels Zaventem. The heist occurred within the supposedly secure

Tagged with: ,

The Future of Cyber Security: Cyber Security, CNI and the Citizen 2013

Cyber Security, CNI and the Citizen 2013 is a one-day conference and exhibition for senior decision-makers of central and local government organisations, NGOs and major private sector enterprises.  It takes place on 21 March at the Brittania Hotel, Canary Wharf,

Tagged with:

Protective Security: Just how many companies pay lip service to security?

It’s interesting that since retiring from NaCTSO I have conducted many security, threat and vulnerability assessments and have been frequently been amazed at just how businesses, some of which have similar security issues have such diverse attitudes to threat and risk and

Tagged with:

Travel Security: A Look at the Dangerous, Scary, and Downright Unusual Items TSA Officers Found in 2012

Courtesy of the TSA Blog! After screening 637,582,122 passengers in 2012 (around 1,746,800 a day), here are some of the more dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012. This post is a reflection of the outstanding work our officers are

Tagged with:

Security: Active Shooter – What You Can Do

From the people at Ready Houston: a six minute video suggesting what to do if you’re at work, or shopping or elsewhere and someone starts shooting. The Federal Management Emergency Agency (FEMA) also offers an online course called “Active Shooter:

Tagged with:

Northern Ireland-related terrorism threat level changed to Moderate

The Security Service has changed the threat level from Northern Ireland-related terrorism in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from SUBSTANTIAL to MODERATE. This means that Northern Ireland-related terrorist attacks in Great Britain are considered to be possible, but not

>Keeping Terrorism in Perspective via Stratfor

>Original Source Stratfor By Scott Stewart As we conclude our series on the fundamentals of terrorism, it is only fitting that we do so with a discussion of the importance of keeping terrorism in perspective. By design, terrorist attacks are intended

Tagged with:

>Counter Terrorism: Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities or It's Probably Nothing, But….

> ‘It’s probably nothing’ but your call could save lives – that’s the message of a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) counter-terrorism publicity campaign which seems to get reincarnated each year. It’s supported by radio, poster and 1.4m leaflet drop to households

Tagged with: , , ,

>Threat Level Lowered – 'Substantial'

> Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that the terror threat level for the UK has been reduced from severe to substantial. However, a terrorist attack still remains a strong possibility and may well occur without further warning, she went

Tagged with: ,

>The Prevent Strand Steps Up

> The government’s revised Prevent counter-terrorism strategy was published today. It outlines that the Home Secretary Theresa May will promise to spend more on identifying threats in prisons, universities and the health service. Plans will be unveiled to prevent computers

Tagged with: