Editor’s message: Ready for Intersec Dubai? Visibility matters…

September 11, 2015 By Lauren

HARD TO believe, but yes it is that time of year again when security professionals from around the globe contemplate the tantalising possibilities of Intersec Dubai. The UAE is not a country to shy away from superlatives! – but as anyone who has attended Intersec will tell

All regional fire safety eyes on upcoming inaugural OFSEC show in Oman

July 26, 2015 By Lauren

OMAN – Fire professionals and consultants from around the region and beyond will be heading to Oman soon for its new comprehensive exhibition on Fire, Safety and Security – OFSEC 2015 – being held from 14-16 September 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. OFSEC 2015 is

As the UK commemorates the deceased of 7/7 the government moves to tighten surveillance

July 6, 2015 By Lauren

UK –  After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on 7 July 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. “Let no one be in any doubt,” he said. “The rules of the game are changing.” Since the

Just how many CCTV cameras are there in the UK? The BSIA attempts to calculate the real numbers

June 22, 2015 By Lauren

UK – According to a new report from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), entitled ‘The Picture Is Not Clear’, there are between 4 million and 5.9 million CCTV surveillance cameras in the UK. The report, which was launched recently in London, estimated the number of cameras

Google researchers: Traditional ‘security questions’ for log-in pages not actually that safe anymore

May 24, 2015 By Lauren

IT SEEMS the days of the security question for logins may soon be up. According to the findings of a new study carried out by the security team at Google, the ‘security question’ system has become increasingly unsafe. The team found that the major problem with these

Boston Marathon 2015 – overly monitored and invading privacy? “We’ve got a lot of cameras out there,” say police chiefs

April 20, 2015 By Lauren

US – As nearly a million people prepare to line the streets to watch the Boston Marathon this week, someone else will be watching them. Bill Ridge with the Boston Police says video surveillance is a big part of the security plan. “We’ve got a lot of cameras out