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.


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

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