Counter Terror Business 55

Counter Terror Business 55

Legislating to save lives

The UK government has recently been working on and releasing legislation to counter and mitigate the terrorist threat. An updated CONTEST strategy has been released and the National Security Bill has officially become law.

Meanwhile, draft legislation for Martyn’s Law has been published and recently scrutinised by the Home Affairs Select Committee. In this issue of CTB, Figen Murray explains why it is important that, contrary to the conclusions of the committee, the legislation should apply to smaller venues such as village halls.

Dr Cath Hill explains some of the findings of the Bee The Difference report and demonstrates why it’s so important for young survivors of terrorism to get the right support.

We take a look at the security threat faced by smart cities and how the public sector can protect itself from cyber threats, as well as previewing some of the shows that are coming up in the second half of the year.

Polly Jones, editor


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