counter terror


Vigilance reminder as London gears up for “massive security operation” ahead of funeral for The Queen

A security response on an “unprecedented scale” is underway as London prepares for the state funeral of The Queen. Read More

ProtectUK website launched to provide central hub for counter terrorism and security advice

The ProtectUK website is designed to provide guidance on counter terrorism and security for businesses and security professionals. Read More

Joined-up thinking: How the UK’s approach to national security will require collaboration between the private security sector, public services and government

Investigating the approach from UK Government to strengthen ties between private security and the public sector for national resilience. Read More

UK-funded Anti-Terrorism Police Unit HQ opened in Kenya

A UK-funded Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has been opened in Kenya, designed to provide a dedicated space to work on terrorism cases. Read More

IFSEC Interviews: Figen Murray – “The face of terrorism has changed, so we need to be better prepared”

Watch an interview with Figen Murray OBE, the driving force behind the Protect Duty legislation, at IFSEC International 2022 in May, Read More

Leicester nightclub security operatives undergo counter terror training exercises as part of operation SENTRY

Security operatives underwent simulated emergency exercises to ensure preparedness in the event of a mass casualty scenario. 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

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

Counter-terrorism e-learning module launched by the SIA as MI5 warns of potential “emboldened” terrorists following events in Afghanistan

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security e-learning module. 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

First report into Manchester Arena Inquiry highlights “missed opportunities” in identifying security threat

Volume 1 of the Public Inquiry into the Manchester Arena attack highlights several ‘missed opportunities’ in the security arrangements at the venue. Read More

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

Harry Fry, Intelligence Analyst, Mitie, explains what the Protect Duty might mean for the private security industry. Read More

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

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

‘Holistic security cultures supported by competent advisors’: The Security Institute response to the Protect Duty consultation

Jonathan Schulten pens the Security Institute's stance on the consultation for the Protect Duty to improve public safety from terror threats. Read More

The Security Institute announces new co-chairs to support collaboration on counter terror with government

Andrew Donaldson MSyI and Steven McGrath MSyI will Co-Chair the Counter Terrorism Special Interest Group (CT SIG) at the Security Institute. Read More



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