British counter-terrorism police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a guard at a maximum security prison was taken hostage and injured by three inmates reportedly inspired by the brutal murder of a soldier by suspected Islamic extremists.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would be "absolutely resolute" in the face of extremism Thursday, as he vowed that security services will not rest until they track down those responsible for the brutal hacking death of a British soldier in London.

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) supported by a group of Canada's most recognized businesses - Above Security, BlackBerry, CGI Group Inc., Lockheed Martin and McAfee – today released the findings of its study on the impact of cyber crime on businesses in Canada.

Hundreds of millions of pounds from the education and health budgets could be used to protect the Armed Forces from Treasury spending cuts, it has emerged.

Armed drone missions over Afghanistan have been flown by RAF pilots operating on British soil for the first time.

The shooting outside the Italian prime minister's office on Sunday could not be described as terrorism although the bitter political climate of the past few months has increased tensions, the mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno said.

US authorities found many unexploded homemade bombs at the scene of the gun battle

British police are reviewing security plans for Sunday's London Marathon, the next major international marathon, because of the bombs that killed two people at the race in Boston. But there is no known specific or credible threat against the hugely popular British race at the moment, a security official said on Monday.

According to recent statistics, the total worldwide defence spend fell in 2012 for the first time in 15 years.

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of General Sir Nicholas Houghton to take over from General Sir David Richards as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

Atos, an international IT services company, has today announced that it will lead a team, comprising Vega, a Selex ES company (Finmeccanica group) and Information Services Group (ISG), to become the UK Ministry of Defence's (UK MOD), Defence Communications Networks Services Strategic Partner (DCNS SP).

Britain’s security services have increased preparations to deal with a possible terrorist attack in the UK using biological weapons, Financial Times reports. The UK is increasing stocks of medical supplies and boosting emergency planning.

Agents and analysts from MI5 and GCHQ will work side-by-side with private sector counterparts in a new government "fusion cell".

Four British airmen have become the first to officially qualify as pilots of drone aircraft.

Concern grows as intelligence agencies track growing European militant involvement in the conflict

The UK government has launched a cyber crime unit in order to defend against attackers.


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