Managing and Mitigating Public Disorder

ABSTRACT With the increase in public frustration due to the pandemic, economic repercussions and racism, the threat of public disturbance, vandalism, robbery and looting are real in many cities and businesses in the Western world. Legitimate demonstrations are being held worldwide against the incompetence of the authorities in dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic [...Read More...]

2020-08-21T09:12:50+00:00August 21st, 2020|Briefings|

Security Aspects of the Second Wave

As we enter the third quarter of 2020 and see some countries starting to experience a second wave of COVID-19 infections, security and business continuity professionals face challenges that would never have been considered possible less than a year ago. Over the past few months, the entire world has been trying to find ways [...Read More...]

2020-07-06T11:07:41+00:00July 6th, 2020|Briefings|

Making Sense of COVID-19 Testing

As security professionals, we look to technology and physical elements to provide solutions for threat mitigation. This may be in the form of bollards, blast shielding walls, CCTV or detection equipment such as metal detectors, millimeter wave scanners, X-ray machines, explosives trace-detection machines, and computed tomography. If we treat COVID-19 as another threat on [...Read More...]

2020-07-06T09:21:12+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Briefings|

Managing the COVID-19 Threat in Mass Transportation

The world's raging coronavirus pandemic has forced those in the public transportation sector into a difficult period of dramatic decision making. They must balance their national or local remit to provide public transportation services with the need to meet the ever-changing regulations and requirements placed upon them as a result of COVID-19. This sector [...Read More...]

2020-05-18T15:59:00+00:00May 18th, 2020|Briefings|

The Influence of COVID-19 on Personal and Community Protection

The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 is being felt globally as it spreads and causes panic across the entire world. This is evident in the reactions of governments, communities and individuals and the business world has also changed overnight, dragging the world's stock markets to extraordinary lows and almost completely halting global air traffic. The [...Read More...]

2020-05-18T12:42:05+00:00April 12th, 2020|Briefings|

Vigilance and Security at Places of Worship

The October attack on a synagogue in Halle (Germany) follows the Poway (California) synagogue attack in April and the Christchurch (New Zealand) mosque attack in March. These attacks and their outcomes provide us with valuable insights into the modus operandi of assailants who are targeting places of worship, and the level to which each [...Read More...]

2020-05-18T12:42:28+00:00December 20th, 2019|Briefings|

A Little Awareness Can Go a Long Way

The increase in ‘lone wolf’ cold and hot weapon and vehicle ramming attacks in public places in general and in places of worship in particular, is a phenomenon that unfortunately will continue to challenge security agencies. Those charged with accurately collecting and analyzing intelligence have unsuccessfully been trying to predict events that by their [...Read More...]

2020-05-18T12:42:54+00:00May 15th, 2019|Briefings|

Insights on The Increasing Threat of Drones

Nicolas Maduro seen prior to the attack and as Security guards protect him as he is evacuated from the scene. On Saturday August 4, 2018, 1730 (local time) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reportedly survived what appeared to be an assassination attempt after several drone explosions interrupted his speech at a celebration of [...Read More...]

2020-05-18T12:43:14+00:00January 19th, 2019|Briefings|
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