Given the continued heightened threat level in place in the UK, when it comes to providing protection against a potential terrorist attack, the ability to effectively secure a crowded place or facility is of great concern and utmost importance.

Stephen Munden, manager of the PSSA’s Verification Scheme, reviews some challenges and changes in Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, including the publication of two International Workshop Agreements

Anthony Rabbitt, Chairman of the training providers section of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), explores security training courses and how
 they are aiding counter-terror efforts

Nowadays, every threat seems to have a cyber dimension to it – cyber crime, cyber espionage and cyber war. It is natural, then, to talk of cyber terrorism, but does the reality match the rhetoric?

Businesses can often be part of a crucial supply chain, and sophisticated adversaries could seek to target the weakest link to gain access 
to a higher-profile target, warns Paul Weatherly

With the amount of data, both structured and unstructured, being created on a daily basis, it’s increasingly important to be able to understand the value and importance of that data.

Israel has faced unique security challenges since declaring independence in 1948. Noah Shani of the Israeli Embassy in London looks at some recent developments in this area

Christopher Kirby examines how maritime security officials in West African countries can apply lessons learnt in the Indian Ocean region to tackle the problem of piracy

The UK’s recent security export strategy highlighted both the strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s security export industry. Stephen Mundy of the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA) examines how this is likely to impact the provision of perimeter security in the coming months

DSEI 2013 enjoyed the strongest ever attendance from UK ministers and the MOD, with the Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, providing a keynote address.