Counter Terror

France in firing line with Louvre terror attack

The attack on a group of soldiers yards away from the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris, which hit the headlines at the end of January, is another worrying example of the growing catalogue of terrorist attacks that have rocked France in recent years, says Security News Desk Guest Features Writer, Tim Compston.

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ISIS threat to Italy raised

ISIS threat to Italy raised – Tower of Babel under the surface The leading cyber intelligence company, Global Intelligence Insight has picked up a worrying trend in communications between so called IS supporters in Italy. With the eyes of the world set on the American Presidential elections on one side, and on Aleppo, Mosul and…

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Talking counter terrorism and political violence

Tim Compston, Features Editor at SecurityNewsDesk, speaks to Professor Richard English, Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, to gauge his thoughts on the growing terrorist threat and the lessons, if any, we can take from previous campaigns of violence.

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Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy

Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” The words of the ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani before Ramadan. This is nothing…

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Electronic pickpocketing is on the rise now

Many UK businesses believe that they are taking the correct security precautions by using Electronic Access Control cards. However, many users are scarily unaware that these cards can be easily cloned in a matter of seconds from just a short distance away, allowing criminals to gain easy access to your premises.

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ISIS global threat grows

Examples of incidents in the USA and China serve to remind us that ISIS global threat grows. Amin al-Baoudi, a Syrian-born US citizen accused of smuggling weapons to the Al- Nusra Front, has been prosecuted in the US. According to the prosecution, he planned to train fighters in Syria and smuggle in weapons worth USD…

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ISIS Paris attackers training video?

The question is, is this the training video for the ISIS Paris attackers communications training? In a slick ISIS training video intercepted by Global Risk Awareness, a London based Cyber Intelligence Company; the instructor shows his audience how to setup untraceable Internet communications accounts. However as the video progresses explaining how to setup hidden accounts, the…

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