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.


Crowded places guidance released by National Counter Terrorism Security Office

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office has released updated guidance for protecting and securing crowded places. Read More

UK raises terrorism threat level to ‘severe’

Following recent incidents in Vienna, Nice and Paris, the UK’s terrorism threat level has been raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. Read More

Drive towards pedestrianisation of cities leaving public spaces “unsecure and vulnerable”

Architects have warned that security is being seen as an ‘afterthought’ in the city pedestrianisation drive, with nearly half concerned at new vulnerabilities. Read More

Outsmarting ATM and cash-in-transit attacks with smart security systems

As long as ATMs remain a staple of the high street, they will be the inevitable target of attacks. Smart technology, however, is now leaving criminals with nowhere to hide. Read More

Axis calls for greater emphasis to be placed on perimeter protection

Axis Communications has called for a “reinvigorated emphasis” on the importance of perimeter protection as new threat vectors are posed to organisations. Read More

IFSEC Tech Talks: Marshalls – Protective street furniture

Marshalls Landscape Protection provides viewers with a product overview of their protective street furniture solutions in action. Read More

Tackling illicit mobiles in prisons by embracing technology

Andy Gent, CEO of Revector, highlights the security threats posed by the illicit use of mobile phones in prisons, and explains how new technologies should be embraced to counteract their use. Read More

SmartWater helps protect against 5G arson attacks

SmartWater has been working with Telecoms companies to better protect 5G masts, which have experienced several attacks in recent months. Read More

Protecting governments: Balancing access control innovation with certified standards

Darren Worswick explains why security professionals need to balance using the latest access control tech with ensuring it is properly certified to better protect government buildings and other high-level infrastructure environments. Read More

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