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Maritime Security expert Steven Jones on new maritime threats and how they might be defeated

Posted by Richard McKeon on Apr 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Despite some encouraging statistics reporting that incidents of piracy have fallen, Maritime Security Correspondent Steven Jones says severity has increased and that if anything, security should be ramped up to face these new threats.

There has perhaps been a temptation to celebrate of late, as maritime piracy has reportedly reached an 18 year low. Unfortunately, the good news is tempered by the latest International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) data, which states more crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years.

So we are seeing fewer attacks, but they are far more severe. This suggests there is something of a lag when it comes to maritime security. Attacks escalate and slowly a response emerges, but all too often it seems the pirate tail is wagging the security dog.

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Cybersecurity Concerns for Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure

Posted by Richard McKeon on Mar 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Guest Features Writer at SecurityNewsDesk, sits down with Cliff Wilson, an Associate Partner in the IBM Security Business Unit (UK and Ireland), for an insight into the major cybersecurity vulnerabilities around legacy industrial control systems and more broadly critical infrastructure.

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Topics: Information Security, Commercial Security, Homeland Security and Policing

Thermal Imaging Radar (TIR): A Game-Changer For The Video Surveillance Industry?

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 16, 2017 10:02:20 AM

With a couple of respected industry awards to its name and a promise to provide intrusion detection for a fraction of the cost compared to its nearest rivals, Thermal Imaging Radar (TIR) could well be a game-changer in wide area intrusion detection market. In an exclusive interview, Security Media Publishing (Security NewsDesk.com and SecurityMiddleEast.com) Sub Editor Fran Seden spoke to Global Sales Director, Michael Petty and Chief Executive David Kay about the technology.

With a serious problem is usually where the most innovative solutions begin, and this case, some may agree, is no exception. As owner of a construction company facing continual theft and vandalism, one of the company’s founders, Larry Price decided to take action. He started building a surveillance trailer on site to catch the criminals in the act, and it was here that the idea of Thermal Radar was born.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Perimeter and Physical Security, Homeland Security and Policing

Tale of the Tape for Video Surveillance Storage

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Guest Writer for Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, discovers that linear tape-based solutions are very much in the frame when it comes to meeting the soaring storage requirements of video surveillance and other security data.

In this era of the cloud, centralised servers, and RAID, advocates of Linear Tape-Open (LTO) technology are confident of expanding its footprint - as a practical answer to the back-up and long-term storage of video surveillance and other security information - in today's increasingly data hungry world. The high-tech companies behind LTO believe that success in other sectors like IT, media and entertainment, is a sign of things to come for video surveillance.

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Topics: Commercial Security, Homeland Security and Policing

SkyDroner To Make its Regional Debut at Intersec 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 9, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Dubai, UAE:  Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show when the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in Dubai.

Taking place from 22-24 January 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will be the focal point of cutting-edge innovations ringing in the New Year, with many of the 1,285 exhibitors from across the globe using the annual exhibition as the preferred platform to launch their latest products and solutions. 

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Aerostats In Action

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com speaks to Matthew McNiel, Vice President of Business Development at TCOM - a global leader in this field - about why the deployment of aerostats for border protection, emergency management, and security applications is taking off.

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

All At Sea On Shipping Attacks

Posted by Richard McKeon on Dec 6, 2016 10:13:57 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, listens to concerns regarding the protection of shipping in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden and, worryingly, that attacks on seafarers are once again on the rise.

Last week on the one year anniversary of the High Risk Area (HRA) reduction in the western Indian Ocean, MAST - the maritime risk management firm – certainly didn't pull any punches when it issued a warning regarding the high risk of attacks on vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes due, in part, to the political instability in Somalia and Yemen, which is having an impact off-shore as well as on.

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Hostile Vehicle Mitigation For Crowd Protection

Posted by Richard McKeon on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, finds out what can be done to put the brakes on vehicle attacks in crowded places.
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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Talking Airport Security Screening

Posted by Richard McKeon on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com, interviews Cameron Mann, Global Market Director - Aviation - at Smiths Detection Group Ltd, regarding the challenges and trends for security screening at airports.

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

Airport Security Trends

Posted by Richard McKeon on Oct 13, 2016 10:34:50 AM

Airport Security is back in the news with the release of this year’s Airport IT Trends survey by SITA and ACI. Given its importance for security technologies Philip Ingram from Security News Desk and SecurityMiddleEast.com takes a look. 

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Topics: Homeland Security and Policing

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