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.


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Why the UK is leading the global conversation on counter-drone technology, as more devices take to the skies and expose security blind spots. Read More

CPNI releases guidance on Fire as a Weapon attacks

The UK’s CPNI has released new guidance on Fire as a Weapon attacks, where terrorists attempt to use fire to harm people, property, or both. Read More

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Martyn’s Law and what it means for the UK private security sector

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New guidance published to prevent use of vehicles as weapons in terror attacks

New guidance designed to prevent commercial vehicles from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism has been published. Read More

How to protect our critical infrastructure from attack

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Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 will “protect the public and keep streets safe”

The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 is said to be the "biggest shake-up of terrorist sentencing and monitoring in decades". Read More

Establishing a ‘security culture’ in aviation – Aligning skill, will and focus

Why the ‘skill, will and focus’ of security professionals are crucial factors in ensuring a security culture is present in aviation. Read More

Heightened alert: Combatting the ‘hybrid security threat’ to critical energy and utilities

Hunter Seymour explores the growing threat to critical energy and utilities facilities and identifies the need for a 'hybrid approach' to security at CNI sites. Read More

Foiled plot to blow up Amazon data centre highlights growing threat level towards facilities

A foiled plot to blow up an Amazon data centre in Virginia has highlighted the growing security risks to similar facilities across the globe. Read More