Borders & Infrastructure

‘Secure by default’ in the age of converged security

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A confluence of several trends has put border security and the protection of critical national infrastructure (CNI) right at the top of governmental priorities around the world.

From Cairo to Copenhagen, nowhere is insulated from the global terror threat, an incipient cyber war between states and enormous migration flows.

Borders and infrastructure encompasses central and local government, transport and utilities, sports stadia and events, logistics, border security and law enforcement and any other sectors critical to the functioning of a country’s economy or civil society.

The global market for perimeter security – a key component of protecting CNI – is estimated to be worth US$21bn by 2020, growing at 8% CAGR during 2015-2021, according to market research analysts Research and Markets.


Protect Duty counter-terror and security bill confirmed in Queen’s Speech

The latest regarding the Protect Duty, otherwise known as Martyn's Law, set to improve safety at publicly accessible locations. Read More

CPNI releases Vehicle as a Weapon Detection guidance

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has published guidance on Vehicle as Weapon (VAW) detection technology. Read More

Radiological threats in Ukraine: Time to worry? Or not?

Dan Kaszeta assesses the current radiological risks posed by troops moving through Chernobyl as part of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Read More

Why the new Canine Security NCTAS-P standard is critical for national security

ICTS UK & Ireland explains why the National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry (NCTAS-P) important. Read More

The Protect Duty and what it means for the security of publicly accessible spaces

Industry Liaison, Architecture & Engineering at Axis Communications, Steven Kenny, looks at the proposed UK Protect Duty. Read More

Protecting data centres – “A fast growing market”, says Chubb Fire & Security

IFSEC Global speaks to Chubb Fire & Security's Neil Scrivener on the need for global scale protection of data centres. Read More

Wisconsin tragedy highlights growing need for tighter security at public events this Christmas

Professionals are stressing the importance of implementing increased security measures during the festive period. Read More

Why more organisations are centralising crisis management decisions

Harriet Brennan shares why she believes more organisations are choosing to adopt a centralised crisis management approach. Read More

Growth in biometrics-driven digital identity to automate airport security and improve passenger experience

A new report has found that the adoption of biometrics will rise four-fold in airports by 2030 – but what does this mean for security? Read More

UK raises terror threat level to ‘severe’ following explosion at Liverpool hospital

Following an explosion at Liverpool Women's Hospital on Sunday 14th November, the UK has raised its terror threat level to 'severe'. Read More