counter terror


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

“We are now protecting people more often than assets” – HS Security’s Niall Griffin on trends and changes in the physical security space

We speak to Niall Griffin from HS Security about the changes in physical security, and how to combat the increasing threat to cities and people. Read More

Martyn’s Law in a security convergent world

Paul Barnard highlights why a convergent physical-cyber approach must be taken when implementing the incoming Martyn's Law legislation. Read More

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

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

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

Business resilience: Planning to mitigate acts of terrorism

With terror attacks now a perennial threat, what questions should every organisation ask themselves when considering business resilience and how to mitigate against acts of terrorism? Read More

WATCH: Fostering collaboration between the UK government and private security sector

The UK government has made efforts in recent years to harness the private security sector - both in terms of technology and expertise - to bolster public safety and national defence. IFSEC TV spoke to key figures at the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSARC) to find out more. Read More

The ethical and geopolitical implications of AI and machine learning

A panel of AI and security experts wrestled with the profound implications of AI and machine learning in the Keynote Arena at IFSEC 2019 recently. Read More



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