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.


How can security schemes be future-proofed in cities?

Considering a broad spectrum of stakeholder needs, alongside the long term suitability of products, are key factors in the process of future-proofing security in cities, explains ATG Access. Read More

WATCH: IFSEC Digital Week ‘Protecting Critical National Infrastructure’ webinar

Watch our recent Digital Week webinar on the importance of protecting critical national infrastructure during challenging times, and why it's important to specify accredited products. Read More

CPNI puts together collection of COVID-19 guidance

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has put together a number of guidance documents to support organisations in mitigating risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Training spotlight: Security in aviation

We speak to Wilson James on why it has expanded its dedicated aviation security training division, and the challenges airport security teams are facing. Read More

Strategies for preventing ‘vehicles as a weapon’ attacks

Christopher Snelling, FTA, explains three key strategies that transport operators can employ to keep their drivers, and the wider UK public, safe. Read More

Abloy BEAT – Bluetooth enabled, digital padlock solution unveiled

Abloy has launched Abloy BEAT, a mobile digital key and weatherproof Bluetooth padlock solution to secure critical infrastructure and commercial or industrial sites. Read More

New ‘Martyn’s Law’ proposed to protect UK venues from terror attacks

The mother of one of the victims of the Manchester Arena attack has welcomed new proposals from the Government, known as Martyn's Law, outlining that airport-style security checks could be introduced to public venues. Read More

Using the latest tech to secure CNI sites

Steve Wintle, Abloy UK, explores what can be done to keep CNI locations secure and the increasing role digital security solutions are playing in this sector. Read More

CTX reveals Counter Terror Industry Survey Results

Counter Terror Expo (CTX) has released its inaugural Counter Terror Industry Survey report, summarising the conclusions of the counter-terror survey conducted by the CTX team in November 2019. Read More

Todd Research extends into aviation sector

Todd Research is now offering a full portfolio of x-ray detection equipment for security in the aviation industry, said to be designed to the highest standards in order to meet with the ever-changing demands. Read More