The top read CTB features of 2018

The top read CTB features of 2018

2018 has been another year of large investment in the UK's counter terrorism policy. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in October that the government will spend an extra £160 million on counter terror policing in 2019, set to be the equivalent of 1,000 extra officers.

As we wait to see how that funding will be spent, and whether it is enough to keep our shores protected from the growing threat of terrorism and right wing extremism, it is a good occassion to look back at the most popular features from the magazine this year.

As always, thank you for visiting the Counter Terror Business website this year, and we look forward to bringing you more news, views and articles next year.

1 - Operating in a secure online environment

With technology now prevalent in all areas of life, security of devices should be encouraged in the same way as physical security. Hannah Khoo, business engagement officer at London Digital Security Centre, explained why in her February CTB article

2 - Have I got a problem at my location?

Since the 2016 Nice lorry attack, there have been similar attacks in Berlin, London and Barcelona. Simon Towers, chairman of the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association, examined the threat of vehicles as a weapon for terrorism, and how perimeter security products can aid against the threat

3 - Hacking cyber security for GDPR in three steps

Personal information, records and data are the hot target for attackers, be they a determined hacker, the disgruntled employee or simply the user who inadvertently jeopardises security through ignorance. Just prior to the GDPR deadline in May, Andy Burston explained how to form a pragmatic approach to the cyber security of personal data

4 - How can events prepare against terrorist attacks?

Securing the UK’s large events, such as concerts, festivals and sports matches, is imperative to ensuring that events run smoothly, spectators remain safe and any incidents are dealt with quickly and effectively. Just prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia in June and July, the Emergency Planning College looked at how significant security risk management is for public spaces and how organisations can best prepare against terrorist attacks

5 - CTB Panel of Experts: critical communications

With the help of our first Panel of Experts, Jackson White, Richard Russell and Simon Hill, Counter Terror Business looked at the stability and flexibility of mission critical communications and how organisations can ensure that mission critical communications remain secure and ‘hack proof’

6 - Terrorism and transport: disrupting and deterring

British Transport Police (BTP) polices Britain’s railways, working with rail operators to ensure the safety of the 8.6 million passengers who use the network every day. Having opened its first regional counter terrorism hub in Birmingham in May this year, the force provided an update on its work across the UK’s transport network

7 - Could drones be the next threat from above?

Speed of change within the ‘tech’ industry is considerable, however that speed is particularly evident within the unmanned aviation sector. Here, Perran Bonner looked at the current regulation of the UAV industry and whether the speed of technology advances is helping or hindering security services

8 - CTB Panel of Experts: cloud security

With the help of our cloud technology focused Panel of Experts, Counter Terror Business looked at the potential benefits cloud technology can offer to forces at the front line and the potential obstacles the technology may face

9 - Improving public safety through technology

In this day and age, one of the most important tools against the terrorist threat is our technology. Ian Thompson, chief executive of British APCO, explained for the magazine why and looked ahead to March’s annual conference

10 - How to protect your business against cyber attacks

In September, Lisa Ventura, founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association, examined how cyber attacks impact businesses and SME’s, how sophisticated they are and what can be done to prevent them


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