Counter Terror

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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Morpho Wins Contract for 44 Itemiser 4DX Trace Detectors

Morpho Wins Contract for 44 Itemiser 4DX Trace Detectors to UK Airports Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, have announced a contract with UK Airport Operator Manchester Airports Group Plc (M.A.G.) for 44 Itemiser® 4DXexplosives trace detectors (ETD). After a successful technical and commercially competitive tender, M.A.G. selected Itemiser 4DX to replace non-Morpho legacy…

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QinetiQ working with the Transportation Security Administration

Visitors to this year’s DSEI will be the first to see the latest incarnation of QinetiQ’s SPO security threat detection system, currently in development with the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Under a $2.86m contract awarded last year, QinetiQ is working with the TSA to develop SPO-NX; the next generation of Passive Millimetre Wave (PMMW)…

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Turkish Warning

Turkish Warning ISIS have published what they describe as a “final warning to Turkey” in a video online.  A Turkish jihadist from Bursa delivered the video message. ISIS had carefully chosen him as Bursa is the old capital of the Ottoman Empire and is a conservative support base for the ruling AKP party. Immediately following…

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