The US journal Science has published research on how a mutant bird flu may spread among mammals and possibly humans, following months of controversy over the risks of bioterrorism.

An advertisement for an anti-shatter window firm warning of the possibility of a terrorist attack during the Olympics has been banned for causing undue fear and distress, a watchdog said.

A small number of British special forces could remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014, a senior government official has revealed.

Abu Qatada, the Islamist cleric facing deportation to Jordan as a national security threat to the UK, has been denied bail after a judge said the security and intelligence services would not have resources to deal with a potential escape attempt by him during the Olympics.

Britons are among the most complacent people in the world when it comes to online and national security, a study has shown.

Danish police have remanded in custody two brothers of Somali origin who were arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, Agence France Presse reported.

The rapidly changing nature of internet-based communications has left the security agencies and the police unable to legally track the online activities of terrorists and serious criminals in 25% of cases, the Home Office says.

A £38bn black hole in the UK's defence budget has been eliminated, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed.

The US and China have agreed to work together on cyber-security issues to avoid miscalculations that could lead to future crises.

The website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has been taken offline following a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.

Governments should take steps to ensure that they do not lose anti-terrorism technologies developed on military deployments as ops in Afghanistan begin to end within two years

Four men from Luton have appeared in court accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a Territorial Army base


Highly-sensitive telephone conversations on Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist hotline have been recorded by hackers.

The UK authorities can extradite the radical Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza and four other suspects to the United States to face terrorism charges, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled

April marked the launch of the Joint Forces Command, recognised as a major milestone in the MOD’s Transforming Defence programme. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond MP, attended a ceremonial event at JFC’s new Northwood headquarters.

Scrapping control orders that allow terror suspects to be moved out of London is likely to achieve the ‘reverse’ of improving national security, a government watchdog warned. David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of counter-terror laws, said provisions in the old control order system that permitted relocation of suspects had helped disrupt extremist networks.