Maritime security and terrorism

Peter Cook, chief executive officer at SAMI, analyses how dependent we are on maritime trade for economic stability and considers the fragility of maritime security.

Trucks, trains, ships and oil rigs are all potential targets for criminal organisations due to their high value assets and often remote or isolated locations. Threat detection technology offers the chance to evade, deter or repel an intruder, writes Maria Andersson from Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI

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

Despite the importance of ports and harbours to the global economy, it is only recently that a common security framework has been developed to help address the threat of terrorism.

The BSIA’s James Kelly discusses how a layered approach to security can help keep threats at bay