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Countering hybrid threats: Council calls for enhanced common action

The Council adopted conclusions which set priorities and guidelines for EU cooperation in the field of countering hybrid threats and enhancing resilience to these threats, building on the progress made in recent years. Hybrid threats refer to a wide range of methods or activities used by hostile state or non-state actors in a coordinated manner in order to target the vulnerabilities of democratic states and institutions, while remaining below the threshold of

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NATO Secretary General holds first meeting with EU High Representative

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with the new EU High Representative Josep Borrell at the headquarters of the European External Action Service in Brussels. The meeting took place during Mr Borrell’s first week in office. “This underlines the importance of NATO-EU cooperation,” said the Secretary General. At their meeting in London last week, NATO leaders welcomed the unprecedented progress in NATO-EU cooperation, including to respond to the refugee and

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Cranfield University partners with US Department of Defence to recover WW2 casualties

Academics at Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) are working with the US Department of Defence (DOD) as part of a new collaboration to recover and identify service personnel unaccounted for from World War Two. There are thought to be around 72,000 American personnel still unaccounted for from WW2 alone, with around 39,000 deemed to be recoverable. The Defence Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA) is collaborating with the team

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Gallagher and Convergint announce global partnership

Global security technology manufacturer, Gallagher, and international service-based system integrator, Convergint Technologies, have announced a partnership that will see them work closely together, particularly across Asia and the United States.  With this partnership, Convergint Technologies joins Gallagher’s exclusive network of certified Channel Partners who deliver innovative security solutions across the globe. Mark Junge, Global General Manager – Security, at Gallagher, said: “Working with Convergint Technologies presents an exciting opportunity for

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Comelit adds home automation to Impact House

Comelit has worked closely with its Gold Partner, MRFS Group at Inspired Living’s flagship Impact House development, to ensure residents in upgraded apartments can experience seamless smart home automation in one all-encompassing solution. Set in Croydon London, Impact House has undergone an extensive programme of redevelopment from a largely vacant office building to create 197 contemporary one and two-bedroom micro-flats and 39 larger one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including four

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Police call on public to sign up to free Counter Terrorism Training

Police encourage the public to sign up to free Counter Terror Training and learn how to spot suspicious behaviour in public places An award-winning free counter terror training course is being made available to the public for the first time and police want you to sign up and help protect the UK. Devised by counter terrorism officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to

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CT policing call for increased public vigilance despite decrease in arrests

Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator has again called upon the public to play their part in the fight against terrorism, as the Home Office released their quarterly arrest statistics. The Home Office’s quarterly release of statistics relating to the police’s use of powers under the Terrorism Act 2000 revealed that the total number of counter terrorism-related arrests fell to 259 in the year to September 2019, a decrease of

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Head of CT police encourages Editors to build a partnership

Speaking to the Society of Editor’s Annual Conference in London, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told media industry representatives that he wants to emulate the relationship they have with the Samaritans in reporting suicide – an approach he believes could prevent media coverage of terrorism from inadvertently amplifying the threat. In the wake of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand (NZ), Assistant Commissioner Basu published an open letter to the UK media asking

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SANS Endpoint survey results released: Endpoint Security processes and visibility remain challenges

Centralised logging and automation solutions are now a necessity to detect, defend against and respond to modern attacks, according to the SANS 2019 Endpoint Protection and Response Survey released by SANS Institute. These solutions include data analytics tools – such as security information and event management (SIEM) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) – as well as anomaly detection technologies like user behaviour monitoring and machine learning. SANS instructor and

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Gardner Aerospace announces acquisition of FDM Digital Solutions Limited and Creation of Gardner Technology Centre

Gardner Aerospace is delighted to announce the acquisition of FDM Digital Solutions Limited (FDM). Formed in 2012 by Graeme Bond, Burnley based FDM is at the forefront of 3D printing and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading polymer additive layer manufacturers. FDM’s business model of customer collaboration and innovative design solutions, aligned with extensive manufacturing capability, has proven to be successful in the automotive, medical, motorsport, F1 and

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