Birmingham's International Convention Centre (ICC) was the venue of a simulated terrorist attack to test the reactions of the emergency services and the army.

China has said it has suffered a major cyber-attack, causing many websites based in the country to go temporarily offline.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry delivered a draft counterterrorism policy to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday that seeks to dismantle all terrorist outfits and networks in Pakistan through counterinsurgency and intelligence efforts, as well as reforms to the police and judiciary.

Two government agencies have unveiled a scheme for businesses to get help from specialists in responding to cyber attacks.

The FBI is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hostage Rescue Team. Always ready to respond to a crisis situation, this specialized entity is America's premier SWAT team and a world renowned counter-terrorism force.

The UK's Ministry of Defence has partnered with companies including Hewlett Packard and Rolls-Royce to create a cyber security protection group aimed at boosting defences in the event of cyber attacks.

Britain will start talks to put its 159 billion pound military equipment buying programme in the hands of a private company as soon as Friday, as it battles to clamp down on cost overruns and delays, industry sources said.

Clarion Defence and Security has said its latest Counter Terror Expo at Olympia passed the 9,000 visitor mark, ahead of announcing its show dates for next year.

MI6, MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) will receive a 3.4 per cent increase in their combined resource budget.

In a survey of 100 IT decision makers from UK companies with over 1,000 employees, Vanson Bourne found that over 85 per cent of organisations are gambling on using the same security systems for virtualised networks as they use for physical systems.

The Royal Navy is to get unmanned reconnaissance aircraft designed specifically for the maritime environment as part of a £30m deal, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

A survey by YouGov on more than 600 UK business leaders showed that most companies are unprepared for terror attacks, The Guardian reported.

Following an increase in racist attacks on Muslims in Britain, an American Islamic group has urged British mosques to install security facilities like panic alarms and safe rooms.

The Ministry of Defence reckons it can save £200 million a year by setting up an independent procurement body to oversee single-source contracts awarded to industry.

As tributes continue to pour in for the soldier killed on the streets of London last week, Britain’s Communities Minister has defended the security services.

Funding for counter-terrorism operations looks likely to be protected in the Government's forthcoming spending review, after Chancellor George Osborne vowed he would not do anything to endanger Britain's security at home or abroad.

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