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FROM SAFE CITY TO SMART CITY A new study looking at the problems which could be solved through the adoption of smart city concepts has found that 66 per cent of people think that pedestrians would be better protected following the implementation of smart city measures. The research also discovered that 39 per cent of people would like to see smart barrier solutions, which work by isolating affected areas when an incident, like a terror-related attack, has taken place or by shutting down areas of a town or city if there is intelligence to suggest an incident is about to occur.

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How can we ensure the UK remains one of the safest places to watch sport globally?

At the end of February, Counter Terror Business was involved in the Smarter Digital Surveillance Summit, hosted by BT. Exploring how smarter digital surveillance can ensure organisations, customers and the public are safer, the summit examined current industry developments and expectations for the sector for the next few years. Read our feature on smarter surveillance on page 16.

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And lastly, a belated congratulations to all of our Counter Terror Award winners. A full list of winning organisations and figures can be found in our review of March’s event, starting on page 21. Michael Lyons, editor

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In this interview, C.E.O. of Ambipar Response UK and European operations, Zäl Rustom, talks through the history of the company from its early routes in oil spill response in South Wales as DV Howells, through its development with Braemar Seascope and Braemar Shipping, to its recent acquisition by the Brazilian multi‑sector operator Grupo Ambipar, to form one of the world’s largest Commercial Response Organizations. Ambipar Response is a specialist and niche service provider that acts in support of the government, local authority, emergency services, industry, commerce and those responsible for safeguarding critical national infrastructure. Zäl explains that while Ambipar Response is primarily a response organization, a significant part of their scope of work involves a wider engagement cycle of risk and threat T: +44 (0)203 981 4388 E: response.info@ambipar.com

identification and assessment. This brings in areas of emergency management preparedness, response, control and event mitigation, with experienced personnel also providing essential Business Continuity guidance to enable speedy recovery from an adverse incident or event and return to normal operating. Ambipar Response undertakes training and competency building at each of these stages. For more than 70 years, working at Government, Corporate and Operational levels, Ambipar Response has helped build resilient organizations and communities. Its global experience has provided a unique understanding of all that is required to successfully prepare for and respond to a diverse range of incidents. In this next step in its development, Ambipar Response intends to become the Commercial Response Organization of choice.

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CONTENTS

CONTENTS CTB 38 11 EVENTS DIARY A brief look at the upcoming events in the counter terrorism and security sector, including IFSEC International in June, as well as the International Security Expo, once again taking place at the end of the year

13 CYBER SECURITY Sponsored by Cyber attacks have become a daily occurrence, but what of the future? Tim Williams believes that we will be engaged in cyber warfare for the rest of our lives and the eventual outcomes will all come down to AI

16 SMART CITIES There’s no doubt that the UK’s cities are changing. With the right surveillance technology, you can do so much more than simply keep an eye on things. But how do you make the move from safe city to smart city in these cash-strapped times?

23 COUNTER TERROR AWARDS Organisations and individuals from the UK and overseas have once again been recognised in 20 categories for their contributions to reducing the threat of global terrorism. Find out who the Counter Terror Award winners are here

37 IFSEC INTERNATIONAL IFSEC International returns on 18-20 June 2019. Europe’s largest integrated security event tackles national security issues from counter terror measures and cyber security to security techniques for tackling extremism

40 EVENT SECURITY Every week millions of people in the UK attend football, rugby, horse racing and other sporting events. The SGSA’s Ken Scott offers an insight into tackling the challenges facing sports grounds

44 DRONES The emergency services have embraced drones which are becoming an indispensable tool on the front line. Solomon N’Jie looks at UAV use in surveillance and what is holding them back from being fully utilised

46 COMMUNICATIONS With the availability of mobile broadband, the potential for harnessing a new range of critical data services to enhance the work of first responders is in the process of being realised, write Tony Gray and TJ Kennedy

49 DSEI Now entering its 20th year, DSEI is respected and commended by the industry it serves. DSEI 2019 will have five key domain-focused Zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems

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Sri Lanka bomber studied in UK Officials have revealed that one of the attackers behind the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday bombings studied in the UK and Australia. Sri Lanka was rocked by a series of bombings that killed more than 300 people at churches and topend hotels in the deadliest violence seen in the country since the end of the civil war a decade ago. The death toll from the attacks has risen to 359 with more than 500 people

wounded. Police have now said that they have identified eight out of nine attackers - one of whom is believed to have been a woman - with no foreigners among them. Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters that most of the attackers are well educated, come from ‘middle or upper middle class’ families and are ‘financially quite independent’. Wijewardene confirmed that many of the bombers had international connections,

having lived or studied abroad. On 23 April, the country held its first mass funeral and observed a day of mourning for the victims of the bomb blasts. The government says a little-known jihadist group, known as National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), was behind the attacks, although ISIS has since claimed responsibility.

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ONLINE CONTENT

SMART CITIES

Ardern to lead efforts to stop online extremism

Smart city measures desired to improve security

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead efforts to stop the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. Ardern said she would co-chair a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on 15 May, hoping to encourage countries and tech firms to agree to a pledge to eliminate terrorist content online. The meeting will be held in Paris alongside the ‘Tech for Humanity’ meeting of G7 digital ministers, which France chairs. The Prime Minister told Radio New Zealand that she had already spoken to a handful of chief executives about the ‘Christchurch Call’ pledge, including Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg. The meeting follows the terrorist attack in Christchurch in March, where a gunman killed 50 people in an attack on two mosques while live-streaming the massacre on Facebook. Its was the latest

incident to shine a light on how sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube struggle to address extremism on their platforms. In a statement, Ardern said: “The March 15 terrorist attacks saw social media used in an unprecedented way as a tool to promote an act of terrorism and hate. It’s critical that technology platforms like Facebook are not perverted as a tool for terrorism, and instead become part of a global solution to countering extremism. “Social media platforms can connect people in many very positive ways, and we all want this to continue. But for too long, it has also been possible to use these platforms to incite extremist violence, and even to distribute images of that violence, as happened in Christchurch. This is what needs to change.”

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A study by ATG Access, which looks into the problems that could be solved through the adoption of smart city concepts, found that 66 per cent of people think that pedestrians would be better protected following the implementation of smart city measures. The research also discovered that 39 per cent of people would like to see smart barrier solutions, which respond in real time, implemented. These work by isolating affected areas when an incident, like a terror-related attack, has taken place or by shutting down areas of a town or city if there is intelligence to suggest an incident is about to occur. A further 63 per cent of people would also like to see smart improvements to their local road systems to allow the emergency services to reach incidents faster. Furthermore, 24 per cent of Brits would be willing to fund these smart barriers through their tax contributions. The research, part of ATG’s ‘Smart cities: Turning the dream into a reality’ report, also found that an overwhelming 46 per cent of Brits don’t always feel safe where they live, highlighting the need for better security measures.

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CTB NEWS TRAVEL

Terror hotspot travelling Brits to face jail time

News laws soon to be introduced will mean that British citizens travelling to live in foreign terrorism hotspots could face up to 10 years in prison. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, which comes into effect this month, creates a criminal offence of entering or remaining in a

With critics arguing that the law is arriving too late, there has been an allowance for exemptions in the legislation, protecting people such as journalists, or people doing aid work or attending the funeral of a relative. The offence does not allow retrospective prosecutions of individuals who have gone overseas to take part in fighting, such as those who went to territory held by ISIS, before returning to the UK. The Home Office currently estimates that over 900 individuals from the UK ‘of national security concern’ have travelled to take part in the conflict in Syria. Of these, approximately 20 per cent have been killed overseas and about 40 per cent have returned to the UK.

‘designated area’ overseas. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Home Secretary can designate an area in a bid to tackle the threat from socalled foreign fighters. An individual found to have entered or remained in a designated area could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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POLICING

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Take the burden of cyber security away from individuals

Giving the keynote speech at CYBERUK 2019, Jeremy Fleming said that more must be done to take the burden of cyber security away from the individual. The director of GCHQ drew on the results of the recent UK Cyber Security survey which found that only 15 per cent of people said they knew how to protect themselves online. The audience of 2,500 people heard how GCHQ will continue to work closely with device manufacturers and online platform providers to build security into their products and services at the design stage. Fleming shared the significant impact of the National Cyber Security

Centre’s (NCSC) Active Cyber Defence programme which uses automation to block attacks at scale in order to make the internet safer for people to use. For the first time, he talked about how the NCSC is sharing real-time cyber security information with private sector so they can act on it. He also set out how we plan to scale this capability for all business sectors in order to build a genuinely national effort to tackle malign state cyber actors, criminal malware or people on the Dark Web trading credit card details.

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£1.4 million social media hub to tackle online content Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the new £1.38 million government funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. Chairing the latest Serious Violence Taskforce, Javid said that the new 17-strong team of police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related online content. The Taskforce heard from senior leaders from Google and Facebook on the action they are taking to protect vulnerable users from harmful content, including videos promoting violence, following the recent launch of the Online Harms White Paper which proposes a new statutory duty of care on social media companies.

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UTILISING DRONES FOR GOOD Drones can give the emergency services an information advantage, but how do we ensure they don’t cause chaos in our skies? Frequentis’ Jan Ziegler explains what is needed

Police, firefighters, emergency medical services, search and rescue crews, and lifeguards, responding to a wide range of emergencies every day, are all too often hindered by a lack of critical information. Drones are another dispatch resource that could vastly support those forces in their missions, enabling an information advantage and a real‑time aerial view of a situation as it unfolds. Think about a firemen who could use drone video and sensor data to evaluate a blaze and draw a more accurate action plan while enroute or a drone supplying first aid to an area not reachable by vehicle. But for drones to safely share the airspace with manned aviation they need to be able to communicate with air traffic control (ATC). Drone operators are often unaware of ATC rules and regulations. A high degree of confusion also exists over where drones are permitted to fly. If they do enter restricted airspace, the consequences can be dramatic. Just think back to the drone chaos caused at Gatwick airport in the UK, in December 2018. Thanks to a rogue drone, not cooperating with ATC, the airspace around the airport had to be shut, causing hundreds of flight cancellations.

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REAL-TIME INFORMATION SHARING The challenge is enabling timely and high-quality information sharing between air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned traffic management (UTM) and communication, in real-time, as well as the ability to identify the presence of a ‘rogue’ drone. To solve this, Frequentis suggests considering existing ATM systems, already widely deployed by air navigation service providers (ANSPs) around the world. Frequentis is currently working with drone integration pioneer, Altitude Angel, to connect ATM with UTM to allow civil aviation and drones to safely coexist in the shared airspace. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM operating system works in harmony with connected drone-detection systems to mitigate the risks caused by a rogue drone and provides all users with a real-time ‘moving map’ of all aerial activity. It also sends advance warnings to nearby automated drones or the pilots in charge of them, to help them safely operate in proximity. This was tested in November 2018, in the first live drone integration demonstration, Operation Zenith, at Manchester Airport. In addition, Frequentis and Sunhillo have jointly developed an unmanned aerial system connector (UAS-C) to allow two‑way voice and surveillance data exchange between drones and ATC. The UAS-C converts drone position data into standard aviation formats and provides a secure virtual radio communication link to connect seamlessly to the existing ATC infrastructure. UAS-C can be connected remotely via LTE or directly via a secure IP network connection.

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It supports all types of drone operations flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), including flying in or through controlled airspace, regardless of size, altitude or mission. SAFETY-CRITICAL EXPERIENCE When drones can be dispatched from the control centre and critical data processed in real-time, the emergency services can take advantage of an additional resource. By developing an application which allows location data and video from drones to feed directly into workstations in the control centre through our multimedia collaboration platform, 3020 LifeX, we are further supporting this goal. With over 70-years of experience in safety‑critical communication and information solutions, which benefits both air traffic management and public safety business units, Frequentis can not only ensure that data is collected and distributed in real-time, but can also connect all stakeholders, including air traffic control, to enable adhoc flight permissions with a high degree of automation. Here domain knowledge in both areas are brought together to allow the deployment of future proof drone solutions, prepared for any future restrictions or required standards. When drones can safely coexist with passenger flights in the shared airspace they can fulfil their mission to save lives, protect properties and maintain public order.

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27,000 security professionals gather yearly at IFSEC, Europe’s leading integrated security event. The event is an opportunity to see the latest security technology put to the test, learn directly from world-renowned industry leaders and network with security directors and managers, installers, integratory and distributors from across the globe. Beyond an internationally esteemed product showcase, IFSEC International is the world’s centralised gateway to the critical security conversation. Amidst mutating threats, the integrated path to achieving global safety starts with IFSEC. Access inspiring high-level panel debates from government and industry influencers, and join the collaborative conversation between installer, integrator, end user and vendor.

Taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham, the twoday event brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technologies and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety. The exhibition features over 450 exhibiting companies including leading names in vehicles and fleet, communications, technology, medical and fire fighting equipment, search and rescue, extrication, water rescue, first response, protective clothing and uniforms, public safety, vehicle equipment, training, community safety and station facilities. New technology on display will include connected vehicles that serve as mobile communications hubs, satellite communications, ruggedised mobile computers tablets and phones, data, cloud storage, wearable tech, connectivity, UAVs or drones, hybrid and electric vehicles, body-worn cameras and other video capture systems.

DSEI 10-13 September 2019, ExCel, London www.dsei.co.uk

Now entering its 20th year, DSEI is respected and commended by the industry it serves.The event presents a pivotal point in the calendar to explore international business opportunities with an audience that is unrivalled, both in terms of the scale and seniority of those that attend. With over 1,600 exhibitors from 69 countries, DSEI is your best opportunity in 2019 to see the latest products and innovations from the full spectrum of global defence suppliers, from Primes to SMEs. However, divided into five key zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security and Joint, DSEI is known to be ‘best in class’ in terms of the range and quality of the companies that feature. There are also a broad range of opportunities for high and low-level networking during DSEI, including a variety of receptions, hospitality packages and ‘Meet the Supply Chain’ events.

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY EXPO 3-4 December 2019, Olympia, London www.internationalsecurityexpo.com

International Security Expo, formerly UK Security Expo showcases over 1,000 of the latest innovative security products to help you improve your security. The show is free-to-attend and unites the entire security community allowing shared learning and collaboration from government, CNI, law enforcement, military, major events, transport and borders, cyber security, facilities and public and private sectors. Featured over the two days are 13 free to attend, CPD certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. 2018 saw ground-breaking, innovative features including the 300 SQM Protecting Urban Spaces Demonstrator designed to help every security professional understand how best to protect crowded spaces.

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HARVESTING AI FOR THE GOOD OF CYBER SECURITY IN THE UK W ho will be able to act the fastest? Who will form the most productive, behind-the-scenes and crossborder strategic alliances in order to facilitate an effective human impact on forward thinking to counter future cyber attacks? By maximising the application of artificial intelligence (AI), who can counter cyber terrorism by building the best mousetrap?

LIVING WITH AI AND FACING FACTS How do we define terrorism? It has to be considered in context with people’s lives: one man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist; cyber terrorism is just one facet of attacks on persons or facilities that are perceived as aggressive and potentially terrorism.

As technology becomes ever more efficient and refined, AI will be helpful to identify millions of attempts to attack our networks - but what of the negative effect? AI has been in use to some degree for decades, starting with the missile and anti-missile programmes in the 1950s and ‘60s. In the 1970s, the Yom Kippur war between Israel and its Arab neighbours eventually resulted in Israel directing groups of some of the earliest drones towards enemy firepower, drawing out their location so Israeli bombers could subsequently take out the opposition. This trend will continue ad infinitum - attackers targeting specific military installations, law enforcement or intelligence communities. AI could conceivably, and E

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AS TECHNOLOGY BECOMES EVER MORE EFFICIENT AND REFINED, AI WILL BE HELPFUL TO IDENTIFY MILLIONS OF ATTEMPTS TO ATTACK OUR NETWORKS - BUT WHAT OF THE NEGATIVE EFFECT?  will over time, be able to identify a specific person, in a specific crowd, through facial recognition - that is the challenge we have to contend with. We run the very real risk of creating a dangerous obsession with the physical aspects of cyber security – but the very fast evolution of AI means we need to be prepared to operate in a whole new dimension, because ironically our AI vulnerabilities are also going to be addressed through artificial intelligence. AI is already helping us to identify millions of attempts to attack networks or organisations, and minute by minute is becoming more efficient. In fact, it’s a commonly held view that AI will take over many jobs currently undertaken by human workers - such as security or automated positions - although in turn there will also be a growing requirement for data experts and scientists to control and direct AI applications and functions. Robots can mimic human behaviour, but currently AI is incapable of actually replicating many human traits, including conceptualisation and complex strategic planning or undertaking complex work that requires precise hand-eye coordination. Crucially, AI cannot interact with humans in the same way that other humans do: with empathy, humanhuman connection and compassion. But do we have a handle on AI’s limitations, and its undoubted potential? IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MATHS AI is based on data - ultimately maths. We need to become far better at putting risk analysts and security experts together with the data scientists responsible for influencing development in a much more efficient way. Coders need help to understand how new technology can be maximised

for positive use, and, in contrast, for negative purposes. The danger is always that devices we utilise for the benefit of security could also be used against us, expanding the universe of risk. What about autonomous vehicles that create a whole new level of concern? There is certainly the potential to replace human terrorists and suicide bombers with remote-controlled technology, establishing a whole new threat level for world leaders. An Australian mining group has recently unveiled what has been described as the world’s largest robot - a fully-automated rail network featuring a series of trains able to run completely free from human intervention, each making a round trip of around 800km in around 40 hours, including loading and delivering cargo. Balance against this the fact that in 2018 a runaway train in the same country travelled over 90km without its driver before being forcibly derailed, which contributed to the vehicle’s owner suffering multi-million pound costs, but thankfully no harm to life. That was an accident - imagine how devastating a calculated cyber attack could be, if any kind of autonomous vehicle were hacked. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE To effectively manage the human impact security experts will have to work hand in hand with data scientists who are aiming to put together the relevant neuro networks to maximise the opportunities of AI whilst mitigating against the dangers. The ability to take into account safety, security and environmental considerations will require someone (or several someones) who understand the technology and how it’s developed. We

DANGEROUS LIAISONS: CROSSBORDER CO-OPERATION Successful mitigation of risk will come down to who does the best job at getting the right coders, working with the right data scientists and the right security experts in order to develop the right product - and, of course, the amount of investment in such projects. We’ve seen over the past few decades that nation states are willing to co-operate in sharing technologies and vulnerabilities in order to pool resources. The whole in this case is often better than the sum of its parts. At home, the UK government has recently announced a new £110 million programme of Masters courses in AI, coupled with work-based placements backed by both government and industry investment. In addition, UK troops on the front lines are to be supported by palmsized drones developed by the Ministry of Defence, with around 200 miniature drones deployed on the battlefield to take over the life-threatening surveillance and reconnaissance duties currently undertaken by soldiers. The MoD’s investment in robotic systems is estimated at around £66 million ($87 million). This is great news for armed forces, but could be viewed as a drop in the ocean when it comes to the long-term investment required in AI technology. WE’RE IN IT TOGETHER – IS AI THERE WITH US? We need to do better: speed up the turnaround of relevant intel and information; bring together the right teams of people, internationally as necessary to harness the relevant skills; be prepared for change at a pace never seen before. The complexity of the challenge is increasing day by day, but so is the positive potential of AI that is just waiting to be harnessed. There’s now a wheelchair, powered by AI that uses facial expressions to guide the chair’s movement, that will revolutionise mobility for disabled wheelchair users. This is a fascinating time to be alive and I, for one, can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. The ability to use and build on AI for the benefit of humankind far outweighs the risks associated with AI - but only if we anticipate and harness the risk and danger and incorporate these threats into our ongoing AI strategy. We need to defend the use of bad AI with good AI - that is our future. L

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SMART CITIES With the right surveillance technology, you can do so much more than simply keep an eye on things. But how do you make the move from safe city to smart city in these cash-strapped times?

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here’s no doubt that the UK’s cities are changing. There’s more traffic on the roads. More vehicle offences. An increase in knife crime. And, with nearly all businesses and charities using some sort of digital service, it’s never been more important to take steps against cyber crime. It’s a lot to deal with. And yet, that’s exactly what the public expects. Enough parking; less pollution. Clean, safe public spaces at all times of day and night. Protection against theft and assault. Eyes need to be everywhere, but budgets are tight. It’s a good time to start thinking smarter.

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A NEW ERA At our recent Smarter Digital Surveillance Summit, Dr Richard Jones, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Edinburgh, observed that ‘we’re entering an era of smart cities’. It’s not surprising. Cameras, sensors and the Internet of Things gather vast amounts of data. This can offer deep insight into what’s going on, in real time. It’s intelligence that can help you face daily challenges head-on, making life easier and safer for residents and visitors – and all in a cost-effective way. Nearly a quarter of local authorities are already working towards becoming smart


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cities. They might be starting to use intelligent street lights to reduce energy costs, or controlling traffic in real time to help ease congestion. Fewer traffic jams mean less air pollution. And with as many as 40,000 UK deaths a year linked to pollution, this is a big deal. Smart cities are evolving around the world, too. Dr Jones shared details of a scheme in China where sensors can detect and identify jaywalkers through facial recognition, and issue a fine to their phones. In Australia, the US and the UK, police are experimenting with live streaming from body-worn video cameras. Qatar is the second most polluted country in the world,

but has begun tracking air quality ready for the World Cup 2022. Any town or city with existing CCTV or surveillance equipment has already got the foundations of a smart city platform. You just need to decide what’s important, be it transport management, smart parking or air quality control. You can choose to include local services and people, too. Take a look at what Cornwall has done [above]: bringing Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Services together to create a safer community. Once you’ve decided what you need, you can exploit the tech and assets already there. But how?

GET THE BASICS IN PLACE CCTV catches the average Londoner about 300 times a day. But with over six million surveillance cameras nationwide – more than in any other European country – it’s not just the capital that’s well equipped. Local authorities across the country can leverage this existing infrastructure as a launchpad for new opportunities. First, you need to move to digital cameras. Their image quality now blows away old-fashioned analogue, even in the lower light cast by LED street lights. And invest in dedicated, digital, fixed fibre networks that keep your cameras connected directly to your control room. They’re resilient, secure and shielded from any environmental or wireless interference. And that means they remain a reliable source of intelligence if the airwaves go down in an emergency or deliberate attack. If you’ve already upgraded your CCTV, you can just add more digital tech. And not just at your camera locations. Smart street lights, electrical vehicle charging points and other powered street furniture can all hold many sensors and act as concentration points for local IoT networks. It’s all about sharing sites and existing infrastructure. You can even add wi-fi access points really easily: free public space Wi-Fi is always well received. And sensors are starting to do more than one thing, too. At our recent summit, Adrian Sutton from Vortex IoT E

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 discussed a product they’re developing with BT and Swansea University: it combines a parking sensor with an air quality monitor. It provides more data, but with no extra street clutter. See what they’re doing [above]. Add in features like video analytics and you’ll be able to do even more. Track moving objects; identify whether you’re seeing a person, bus, car or animal; recognise number plates; count people in and out of an area; detect faces; spot loitering; track abandoned objects. Just don’t get too carried away: for budget reasons, and your sanity, stick to the technology that is most aligned to your specific challenges. KEEPING ROADS AND RAILS MOVING A recent survey by BT and the Municipal Journal found that the main driver behind building a smart city was to improve traffic and transport management. Whether that’s reducing congestion, preventing bike theft, increasing safety on railway platforms or watching out for potential terrorist threats, there are plenty of surveillance solutions that can help. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is a great example. They wanted to see whether real-time surveillance of traffic lights could help them ease congestion at a busy supermarket junction. To really put it through its paces, they decided to test it at Christmas. They placed a Minicam – a portable camera that’s easy to fix wherever there’s a power source – at the top of the traffic lights, watching vehicles flow in and out of a car park. Traffic controllers were able to keep an eye on congestion and change timing patterns on the lights whenever they needed to. It went so well that TfGM didn’t just keep the camera at the trial site, they bought 40 more to put at other traffic hotspots.

can help catch offenders red-handed; mobile surveillance can livestream local CCTV images directly to the smartphones of officers on the ground. Or in the air. Smartphones, vehicles, drones and helicopters are all used to stream data and view video. It means decisionmakers can work anywhere. Images and videos can form strong evidence in an investigation. And they can help police crackdown on terrorist threats too. See what Sol N’Jie from Sol Management Services has learned from the surveillance work he does with drones [below]. The CCTV in Sussex is the joint responsibility of the police and local authorities across the county. They used to have nine separate systems covering 30 towns. Police officers had to drive to relevant control rooms to collect video evidence, racking up 180,000 miles a year. Now they have a single control room covering the entire county, while officers can access any camera from

GENERATING REVENUE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES Local authorities watch out for communities in so many ways. Traffic, crime, community safety, environmental factors, social services, energy usage. And you need to keep the public safe at large-scale events in your area, whether they’re one-offs or annual events. Gloucester City Council knows all about this. Its surveillance system was fading fast when it found out they’d be hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That meant an influx of teams from 20 nations, their entourages and thousands of visitors. The budget wouldn’t stretch to a total replacement, so the team decided to upgrade their old analogue service to digital. The new system included an IP fibre network, high definition digital cameras, and a revamped control room. But that wasn’t all. The council were the first in the UK to use the CCTV infrastructure to carry their wi-fi access points, blanketing key areas with free public Wi-Fi. By bundling the CCTV, control room and Wi-Fi together, they estimate they saved around £90,000 compared to separate initiatives. The take up of the Wi-Fi has increased every month, and the improved safety and wellbeing of their residents E

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SURVEILLANCE  are a legacy that continues long after the roar of the World Cup crowds faded away. You can get the full story here. We understand that, for many authorities, budgets are already stretched to the limit. But a modern surveillance system isn’t just about cutting costs. It can also help generate revenue. Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council didn’t just switch their system from analogue to digital. They found a way to make it earn its keep. Their Command and Control centre works with many different surveillance systems, meaning they can keep an eye on private sector buildings as well as their own public services. They control over 100 cameras for a nearby social housing association and provide out-of-hours CCTV coverage for a local shopping centre. Find out how they’re creating a very welcome revenue stream without any extra resources required here.

WE’RE ALL AWARE THAT THE ADVENT OF TECHNOLOGY LEADS TO A GROWING THREAT FROM HACKERS. AND NOW WE’RE SEEING CERTAIN MANUFACTURERS HITTING THE HEADLINES UNDER SUSPICION OF SPYWARE And remember the combined sensor for parking and air quality? Adrian Sutton told our summit that on-street parking is about 30 per cent inefficient. But parking is a local authority’s second-highest form of revenue. These sensors have the power to help you fill those parking spaces, making sure you raise as much money as possible to put back into the community. TURN YOUR COMMAND AND CONTROL TO A CITY OBSERVATORY So, where does all this data go? At the heart of any smart city management

infrastructure is its control centre. And there’s a lot more going on than just CCTV monitoring. All digital streams flow here. From cameras, traffic sensors, personal healthcare trackers, pollution sensors, water level sensors, water quality sensors, fire and intruder alarms. Feedback from drones. Images from body-worn video cameras. Bring it all together, with software that can process, analyse and collate this disparate data, and you’ll get the bigger picture. Insight into all that’s going on. Plus, with one central hub, you know that all data is subject to the same rules and processes. And that makes it easier to tick all the boxes when it comes to data protection. You can be confident in your compliance. And there’s only one place to audit, too. Quicker, easier, less of a dent in your budgets. A single control room also helps ease the burden of more time-consuming work. Information comes directly to the right staff. You can set up automatic alerts to notify frontline services in certain situations, for example when someone leaves a bag unattended. Maybe one day, AI will take complete responsibility for monitoring the feeds. Could this be where we’re heading? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? As technology develops, and the Internet of Things becomes more widespread, the opportunities for cities to make more of surveillance grows. Dr Jones foresees a future where sensors will gather data on all aspects of social and human life as we weave through our smart cities. And this could change the way the police work, traffic management and even the way local authorities interact with their communities. For example, you could gather data time to predict where crime is likely to happen, so resources are in place at the right time to deter it. The rumblings of social media can help determine ‘citizen sentiment’ – the way a community is feeling about events as they unfold in real time. It may be possible to stop an electric, self-driving vehicle, or limit where it can go, in the event of theft or dangerous driving. In the more immediate future, 5G is going to make mobile data faster, bigger, better. It will mean lower latency and less jitter. It will improve live streaming video from minicams, dashcams and body-worn video cameras. It will complement fibre to

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give real-time, high-quality rapid (and re-deployable) surveillance capabilities. Your City Observatory operators will see exactly what the wearer of a bodyworn camera sees, in real-time. Just think of the safety implications. Or how remote health workers and the emergency services could receive advice. You can get 5G-ready now, by adding small cells at the end of your fixed links. Then, when it arrives in your area, you can dive straight in and start using it. As networks become even faster, we could see more joined-up thinking across the country. At the Smarter Digital Surveillance Summit, EP Smit from Dallmeier said the technology is already there to use AI and facial recognition to identify a person of interest [above]. It’s perfectly possible that surveillance will soon let us track an individual as they move from city to city, using AI to identify their face, their clothes, their gait. Is this venturing too far into the realms of

Big Brother? Some may think so. But it could be useful for missing persons, as well as suspect criminals. Just one final word on security. We’re all aware that the advent of technology leads to a growing

threat from hackers. And now we’re seeing certain manufacturers hitting the headlines under suspicion of spyware. So, while it makes for an uncomfortable truth, it’s important to be realistic about the security of networks, cameras and sensors. At the summit, Philip Ingram MBE, a security expert from Grey Hare Media, suggested everyone should work on the principle that their networks are already hacked. Is that taking it too far? See what he had to say for himself [below]. Whatever your opinion, it’s clear you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of security within a smart city. Because, when you’re confident that you’ve done all you can to protect your network and devices, you can fully embrace the opportunities a smart city brings. L

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The winners of the second Counter Terror Awards were announced on 5 March at a ceremony in London.

ACKNOWLEDGING EXCELLENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM T he Awards, organised by Counter Terror Business magazine and supported by Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX), acknowledge excellence in the global fight against terrorism. For the second year in succession, organisations and individuals from the UK and overseas were recognised in 20 categories for their contributions to reducing the threat of global terrorism. Acts of terrorism are designed to influence an audience beyond the immediate victims, and have been used throughout history to strike fear into the population. The tragic and despicable events of the early 21st century have forced the international community to act, with increasingly sophisticated strategies and technologies now employed by organisations throughout the world.

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AWARDS  and assisted in developing effective prevention strategies, the 2019 Private Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award was presented to SecuriGroup’s Allan Burnett. Burnett joined SecuriGroup as operations director in 2010 following a distinguished 30-year policing career, having held positions as Assistant Chief Constable and ACPOS Coordinator of Counter-terrorism. He has made notable contributions in counter terrorism, shaping discussion surrounding the UK’s CONTEST strategy and improving communication links between the police and the private sector. A regular commentator in the national media, he was invited to inform the discussion immediately following recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester. The Public Sector Contribution to Counter Terrorism Award, sponsored by Townscape, was handed to Chief Superintendent Keith Gilert, senior police adviser at the Defence Science and Research Laboratory (Dstl). After more than 30 years of distinguished service in the police service, Gilert joined Dstl when it was integrated with the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). His current role is centred on bringing a strategic perspective on science and technology to the police service and representing police service interests across a range of programmes and projects, helping to steer both policy and the effective use of resources. He is heavily involved in meetings held by the National Police Chiefs Council, the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and the Police Superintendents Association and has considerable experience in delivering public safety operations and of the command of firearms incidents. EDUCATION AND FORMING RESEARCH The use of commercial vehicles by terrorists poses a specific risk due to their size, weight and relative ease of acquisition compared to more sophisticated weapons. Presented to an organisation or partnership which has developed and implemented measures to help combat the threat of radicalisation in educational or religious institutions, the Counter Terrorism Education Project Award was won this year by Transport for London (TfL), for its Counter Terrorism’ eLearning module. TfL collaborated with a range of stakeholders to develop training, toolkits and standards for its Counter Terrorism’ eLearning module. The outputs are embedded and mandated within Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), resulting in over 5,100 fleet operators developing security and counter terrorism policies and over 36,000 drivers undertaking training to date. Sonia Hayward, FORS Operations Manager, said: “Unfortunately, the

THE AWARD WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED BY FORMER DEFENCE AND HOME SECRETARY LORD JOHN REID threat of terrorism is present in our everyday lives, with the potential use of commercial vehicles by terrorists posing a specific risk. We are therefore very keen to raise awareness among FORS members to help them minimise the risk of their vehicle being used as a weapon. “The success of this training is in no small part due to the collaborative approach with which it was designed. FORS worked closely with TfL, the Met Police, the DfT and many other major transport stakeholders to ensure our members have access to the most relevant information, and we are grateful for the support of all agencies involved.” Sponsored by Patriot One Technologies, the Terrorism Research Award was won by the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. Presented to an academic institution or individual whose work has contributed to a better understanding of terrorist operations and ideologies. Engagement with Nazi phraseology and symbology has been a notable element of fringe music movements in Europe since at least the 1980s, with a considerably active scene in Great Britain, Sweden and Norway. Research Fellow Bethan Johnson’s doctoral research, Tracking Neo Nazism through Music, examines the intellectual underpinnings of violent sub-state nationalisms, and was worthy of the award. COMBATTING DOMESTIC TERRORISM Birmingham Airport is one location where counter terrorism officers are based 24/7, monitoring the 13 million passengers who use it every year. Front-line teams are often tasked with stopping suspected terrorists leaving or intercepting extremists arriving in the UK. In 2018, six sentences are the culmination of two years of work across the country to

recognise and understand the threat of far-right organisation National Action. British Transport Police also opened its first regional counter terrorism unit at Birmingham New Street station last year, enabling police to respond more quickly to incidents and provide additional reassurance to passengers and rail staff. This contributed to West Midlands Counter Terror Unit winning the Counter Terror Policing Award, sponsored by Safetell, which recognises the efforts of the police sector in combatting domestic terrorism through prevention strategies and operational excellence. Dacha sponsored the UK/Ireland strand of the Counter Terrorism Project Award, which was awarded to the Security Industry Safer Scotland (CT) Group from Police Scotland. The Security Industry Safer Scotland (CT) Group aims to enhance the capacity and capability of the security industry to counter terrorism. A key success for the group has been the support given to Police Scotland in developing ‘You Can ACT’ - a bespoke CT training product aimed at the Security Industry. The product has been presented at UK conferences and fully supported by NaCTSO. While that award is presented to a governmental organisation or public/ private partnership which has developed and implemented an effective counter terrorism strategy or awareness campaign, the international banner of the Counter Terrorism Project Award was taken home by the Flemish Peace Institute for Project SAFTE. ‘Studying the Acquisition of illicit Firearms by Terrorists in Europe’ was conducted by an international network of firearms experts. In-depth country studies were conducted in eight EU member states by research teams. The in-depth qualitative research methodology involved desk research E

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AWARDS  and semi-structured interviews with key international actors and stakeholders such as Europol, EMPACT Firearms, Interpol, SEESAC and the Office of the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator. The volume sheds light on how illegal firearms markets are structured in the EU and shows how terrorists access these. Presented to an emergency service which has implemented and tested a strategy to cope with terrorist attack, the 2019 Emergency Services Award was awarded to Northumbria Police, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue and North East Ambulance Service for their emergency training exercise, which tested how the area’s services would respond to an attack. Alan Robson, ACO for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue, commented: “It is great that Exercise Stephenson has been recognised at the Counter Terror Awards. Testing and challenging ourselves, our procedures and equipment are an essential part of our role. Participation in multi-agency exercises of this scale not only provide reassurance to our communities but deliver excellent learning opportunities for all emergency services involved.” A SENSE OF PHYSICAL SECURITY The Physical Security Award recognises a product which, as part of an overall design, provides effective physical security to protect against and mitigate the effects of a terrorist attack. This year, following a rise in vehicular attacks across Europe in the last two years, ATG Access celebrated winning the award for their Surface Guard system. The City of London approached ATG Access for advice on a temporary, pedestrian permeable solution for the Lord Mayor’s Show, which attracts over 50,000 visitors. Working alongside the Highways team, the Police and also the event organiser, the Surface Guard modular system was proposed as the most appropriate security measure and approved amongst stakeholders involved with the project. The system is easy to deploy, remove and can cope with existing street furniture

items. An entire roadway can be secured in just over 30 minutes. Gavin Hepburn, managing director at ATG Access, commented: “Our Surface Guard system was born out of the desire to provide a practical, discrete and above all reliable method of protecting public events. When it comes to pedestrianpermeable, temporary event security, no other solution can match Surface Guard’s effectiveness or ease of installation. The response since its launch has been incredible, and highlights that there truly was a gap in the market for a product like this. Innovation is crucial in the face of an ever-evolving range of terror threats, so we’re absolutely thrilled that our commitment to product development has been recognised with such a prestigious industry award.” In the Perimeter Protection category, Navtech Radar were victorious, beating Frontier Pitts and Heald to the award. The sensors on Navtech Radar’s AdvanceGuard perimeter surveillance system can detect movement up to 2km outside the site’s perimeter, identifying threats before the perimeter is breached or reporting suspicious behaviour, which then allows the security team to prevent breaches before they occur. It typically takes just two hours of training for a user to be able to operate the system effectively, which is being used in over 30 airports throughout the world as well as other complex compounds, such as the Litla-Hraun Prison in Iceland and the Medupi Power station, South Africa. Recognising the efforts of private and public sector organisations and the technology which assists in increasing security at airports, ports and borders, the Transport Security Award, sponsored by the Transported Asset Protection Association, was won by L3 Security & Detection for their CV 2 platform. CV 2 integrates inspection technologies and security systems to transform customs enforcement and revenue collection operations. CV 2 allows integration of existing technologies and databases, regardless of manufacturer, into a seamless common operating picture. It is available

across multiple industries, including ports and borders, aviation and rail. USING TECHNOLOGY EFFECTIVELY In conjunction with the Home Office, Faculty, formerly ASI Data Science, has developed a tool aimed at tackling extremist content on smaller platforms like Vimeo, Telegraph and pCloud, which have seen a large rise in Isis propaganda. Unlike previous algorithms that relied on a database of detected content, the classifier detects both old and previously unseen propaganda, and has been trained by analysing more than 1,000 Isis videos. It can automatically detect 94 per cent of propaganda with a 99.99 per cent success rate. If the platform were to process one million randomly selected videos, only 50 would require additional human review, according to the Home Office. Such stats impressed the Counter Terror Award judges enough that the tool was awarded the Information Technology in Counter Terrorism Award. Presented to an organisation which has developed effective technologies to protect against the threat of cyber terrorism, the Cyber Security Award was collected by Visual Management Systems for their Titan Secure product. Titan Secure has been specifically developed to reduce or remove the risk of hacking and cyber attacks on surveillance networks. Developed to CPNI standards, it offers a fully encrypted system that secures all digital communication between Titan Vision devices and components, maintaining the integrity of the surveillance system from the control device to the recorded data and all system communication pathways. Also related to technology, the Best Use of UAV Technology Award is given to the most innovative use of technology designed and developed for the purpose of protection against UAVs/ hostile drones. Having been developing surveillance systems since 2003, DeTect Inc for Dronewatcher consists of three technologies that can operate together to provide multi-layer security. DroneWatcherRF is able to detect out to up to two miles providing detailed information including drone type and ID. Fully mobile, it can be placed in a police vehicle. DroneWatcherWeb includes a database which records drone ID to support prosecution, while the DroneWatcherAPP turns an Android smartphone into a detector for consumer drones. During a crisis, a view from above is key for emergency response across a wide range of operational scenarios. However, during a complex and evolving incident, real-time footage isn’t always accessible beyond the pilot. Acknowledging communication systems and their potential to assist organisations in both threat detection and postterrorism communication between E

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THE TRAGIC AND DESPICABLE EVENTS OF THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY HAVE FORCED THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ACT, WITH INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES NOW EMPLOYED BY ORGANISATIONS GLOBALLY

 governmental and emergency service organisations, the Communication Systems Award was won by Excelerate Group. Portable and compact, Excelerate’s UAV Streamer resolves this problem by making real-time footage more accessible. By plugging into an existing UAV system, the solution streams live footage over public or private networks securely via Excelerate’s ExSteam Video Application, which brings multiple feeds together into one application. The server is capable of simultaneously displaying, recording, reviewing and exporting images, meaning that recording will not stop if the content needs to be reviewed at an incident. Footage can then be accessed securely at other viewing stations in the field, on smartphones, tablets, onboard a command and control unit or back at headquarters. Nicola Savage, marketing director at Excelerate, said: “I am delighted to announce that Excelerate have won the Communications Systems Award at the Counter Terror Awards for our UAV Streamer/ExStream Video Streaming Service. It’s a fantastic recognition of the hard work and innovation of our team and we are so grateful to the customers who gave us the references. Through our new and developing IP products, we continue to build our presence in the critical communications space, with our range of flexible solutions being widely used throughout the emergency services, government and commercial sectors.” Recognising an organisation which has developed and introduced an effective information sharing strategy, the Information Sharing Award was awarded to Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre for the JTIC 2018 World Attack Index. A structured, consistent and comprehensive database of opensource events related to non-state armed groups, it provides insight and analysis on global topics, going beyond events to explain the context and driving forces behind global unrest, insurgency, and terrorist activities. Data is gathered from multiple sources and double source verified, with each event ranked for significance. Significant effort is made by JTIC analysts to verify the accuracy of reported events through detailed examining and cross-referencing of all available sources. Other award winners were: Blücher, for their SARATOGA Protective Coverall which won the CBRNe Product Award; Counter Terrorism Policing UK for the Communities Defeat Terrorism film, which was successful in bagging the Awareness Campaign Award; and FLIR Systems, who won in the Threat Detection Award, which recognises products which assist in the detection and disruption of terrorist threats to the UK and its interests. AWARDS HOST The winners were announced by former Defence and Home Secretary Lord John Reid, who held seven cabinet positions between 1997 and 2010 under Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Upon replacing Geoff Hoon as Defence Secretary, Reid said that ‘the body of relevant international rules and conventions should, where beneficial, be strengthened’, particularly ‘to cope with conflict against non-state actors such as the international terrorist’. Reid retired from frontline politics in 2007 following Gordon Brown’s appointment as Prime Minister, stepped down as an MP in the 2010 general election and was elevated to the House of Lords. L

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concrete, steel, stainless steel, timber and polymer. Its focus on customer’s requirements means that the organisation clearly understands the need for innovation and resilience in the public space. Serving counter terror managers, specifiers, landscape architects, construction, security consultants and engineers in both the private and public sectors, Townscape offers an informed approach to urban and commercial design. FURTHER INFORMATION

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Inform Tech Plus Ltd has a HQ in London and offices and a presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company’s aim is to not just have a wish, will or desire to do good in society or make a difference to help humanity but to actually take direct action and make a difference in its areas of expertise and where it feels it can make a real difference.  Inform Tech Plus Ltd specialises in security and resilience and its GM of UK and EMEA, Peter Joyce MBA, BSc, Dip BCM MEPS sits on the ISO technical committee TC292 Security & Resilience. Peter has been instrumental in promoting the need for UK cities to standardise their approach to

Attack Insurance is specifically designed by the insurance market’s leading experts, to meet the needs of UK organisations and to provide resilience against a range of threats, including terrorism. Attack Insurance is a product provided by Protect Underwriting LLP, underwritten on behalf of Hiscox. Whether an attack occurs at or near your location, and whether the event is conducted by a terrorist, a criminal gang, a disturbed person or a violent employee, Attack Insurance can help protect your people, income and reputation. Attack Insurance is a standalone and simple to purchase insurance policy which: safeguards your people – allowing you to meet your duty of care obligations; protects your revenues – meeting business interruption and income losses for a range of scenarios; builds resilience –

city resilience capacity building and a new British Standard BS67000 was launched in Liverpool on 9 April 2019. Inform Tech Plus Ltd has expertise in helping national and international companies to build resilience capacity with an emphasis on security mitigation measures as it recognises that prevention is better than cure. ITP’s mission is to integrate cities of the future to become safe and secure. It offers bespoke innovative solutions with a passion for excellence, strong client relationships and service. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: 0203 8586 999 www.informtech-plus.com

ensuring you stay ahead, if an attack occurs; and helps you recover – by providing immediate and direct access to world leading security and public relations consultants. Attack Insurance allows you to protect your people, assets and brands in an increasingly complex, volatile and connected world. Attack Insurance was designed and launched in partnership between Protect Underwriting LLP, Hiscox and CHC Global. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: 0207 448 6579 www.attackinsurance.com

Aerial surveillance and communications

The standard for supply chain security

Created in 2014 in Lyon, Elistair counts prestigious references such as the French Defense Agency, Thales, the US Army, Total, Paris Airports, Securitas, ENGIE and Vodafone amongst its users. With products deployed in more than 40 countries and thousands of accumulated flight hours, Elistair is now one of the leaders in the tethered UAV sector for the military, emergency services and private security actors. The company has built its reputation in aerial surveillance with its range of tethering systems for drones. It addresses the recurring problems of drones such as: limited flight time, data transfer security between the drone and the control station and physical security. Using its patented micro-tether technology, the connected UAV receives a continuous and unlimited power supply providing it with an almost unlimited flight duration

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a unique forum that exists to help manufacturers and logistics service providers ensure the safety and security of their global supply chains. TAPA was formed in 1997 and now has some 1,000 active member companies in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) regions. Its membership also includes other supply chain security stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, insurers and regulatory bodies. TAPA’s mission is to minimise cargo losses from the supply chain, which in Europe alone account for annual losses of some €8.2 billion, according to a European Parliament study. The association helps its members to achieve this through the development and application of global security standards, recognised industry practices, technology, training

at heights up to 100 metres. The micro-tether also guarantees a fully secured high speed data transfer, and prevents all risk of fly away. Elistair innovative technology opens new fields of application for drones such as persistent aerial surveillance, tactical communications, continuous aerial broadcasting, and traffic monitoring. The company has won several prizes and competitions in France and San Francisco and received the Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovator Award in 2016. FURTHER INFORMATION

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and education, benchmarking, regulatory collaboration, and the proactive identification of crime trends and supply chain security threats. TAPA offers three supply chain Security Standards for facilities, trucking and secure parking. It also gives members access to its Incident Information Service (IIS), which produces incident alerts and provides a searchable database, and quarterly and annual reports to help companies understand and manage risk. FURTHER INFORMATION

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DEFENCE BARRIERS AGAINST THE THREAT OF ATTACK Hardstaff Barriers (a division of Hill and Smith Ltd) manufactures and deploys temporary and permanent barriers. Its products for protection and delineation can be seen in the construction, highways, aviation, ports and nuclear sectors. Hardstaff Barriers is also the UK market leader in event Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) and perimeter security

HIGH PROFILE EVENTS High profile events Hardstaff have been trusted to protect include the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences, Royal Weddings and the visit of President of the United States. Hardstaffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UK expertise has been recognised by securing similar frameworks in Europe with Dutch Police/Government exporting of products and services. The passion, advocacy and loyalty is demonstrated by their clients who include police forces, National Counter Terrorism Police Headquarters, security services, major event providers, such as Christmas Markets, airport operators, construction clients, highways maintenance providers and nuclear power clients who now treat Hardtaff as their preferred (aligned) supplier and partner of choice. Effective from the 1 April 2019 Hardstaff Barriers has secured the UK National Barrier Asset Framework (NBA). Hardstaff Secure is a sub-division of Hardstaff Barriers and purely focused on Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and perimeter security. Hardstaff is the incumbent contractor for the UK National Barrier Asset Framework (NBA). The framework is available to all public and private sector organisations. The NBA has a stock of government owned barriers to protect events around the UK.

The NBA is a government framework for surface mounted Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) i.e. temporary deployment of high security gates, pedestrian portals and barriers, which are designed to prevent vehicle attacks on key structures or crowded spaces. SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS Following the increase in terrorist attacks, including those on London Thames Bridges, the need for authorities to review security arrangements for events increases. Hardstaff offers a full survey and design service for event Hostile Vehicle Mitigation supported by Experts at National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ). HVM DEPLOYMENT ON RIVER THAMES BRIDGES IN LONDON In June 2017 the Metropolitan Police requested that the NBA Installation Contractor install HVM systems to protect eight Thames Bridges with immediate effect. Barriers were delivered into London on the same evening. Over the following week HVM products were installed on Westminster Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, Lambeth Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Tower Bridge and London Bridge to protect and keep people safe. The rapid delivery of these key installations across London

within a short timeframe astonished many stakeholders and exceeded expectations. The scheme did not stop there as over the following months the team worked closely with stakeholders including the police, councils and bridge owners to amend the deployments by implementation solutions to enable access to bridge chambers, installation of expansion joints for bridge movements, and relocations to minimise carriageway/footway/cycleway obstructions. Private and Public sector authorities i.e Councils/Authorities/Commercial Events can submit a request for survey and deployment of the National Barrier Asset (NBA) at locations for the duration of the events planned. During 2017 / 2018 the Framework delivered key high-profile schemes including: Armistice week; Lord Major Show; Wimbledon; London Marathon; IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017; Lords Cricket Ground; Royal Wedding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Harry and Meghan; Trooping the Colour; State Opening of Parliament; Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: Royal Albert Hall; Wembley MTV Music Awards and Trafalgar Square U2 music event: Party conferences for Labour and Conservative Parties in Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham; Visit by the President of the United States; UEFA Champions League Final; Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting London 2018; Notting Hill Carnival; Edinburgh Fringe Festival; City Centre protection in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh along with Ceremonial Grounds in Windsor and London. L

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Knowledge from leading practitioners

A leading provider of security services

KNect365 Learning brings together leading practitioners across industries, educators and academic institutes to provide expert knowledge to our customers. Part of Informa’s global group of insight-led brands, KNect365 Learning delivers courses for professional, bespoke business solutions and digital learning to provide lifelong learning pathways that keep skills relevant today and tomorrow. The company is born out of Informa’s rich history in enhancing individuals and businesses with knowledge. Its learning solutions equip professionals with the capabilities and network they need to progress and drive performance. The organisation’s business is part of KNect365, a portfolio of learning, conferencing and networking brands centred around large professional communities in key industry verticals including Finance, Life Sciences and Telecoms, Media

Dacha Security Solutions Ltd is a well-established security installation company based in the south of England, with offices across the UK serving public and commercial premises. The company has offices in Hampshire, Bradford, Glasgow and Belfast, and its engineers operate across the UK and Ireland providing a comprehensive range of security services to premises of all sizes. It offers high-end bespoke systems integration, access control verification and security analytics. Dacha has also recently launched its virtual barrier system, providing a new and innovative solution to tailgating. It offers a solution that ensures only authorised people can enter a restricted area by adding an additional and essential security layer. It has the ability to operate with most existing security

& Technology (TMT). This allows KNect 365 Learning to build learning journeys that matter to and impact individuals and businesses around the globe. It is proud to be working with some of the best businesses, universities and over 10,000 professionals around the globe. All courses are delivered entirely online, giving you the flexibility to complete training without having to take time out from work to travel to seminars or sit exams. You will be assessed with online assignments and can contact your tutors through the virtual classroom environments. FURTHER INFORMATION

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systems. The unit can also take the place of barriers and create a predefined alarm each time it is breached. Dacha Security Solutions Ltd prides itself on its customer service; from the initial onsite visit, to installation and ongoing product maintenance, its team of experts ensure its customers enjoy complete peace of mind. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: 01425 600001 www.dacha-uk.com

Designed for the digital CT landscape

Safeguarding private information

Getac is an industry leading provider of rugged mobile computing solutions and has been dominating the market for over 30 years with its innovative solutions. The company produces a range of mobile computing capabilities which allow organisations to fully digitalise their mobile work processes. Its mobile computing solutions are specifically designed to meet the mission-critical computing needs of mobile front-line counter terror officers and security workers operating in the harshest of environments. Getac recognises the challenges of its users and as such their portfolio consists of a range of products which support various software and hardware solutions. These solutions are specifically designed to allow for more effective mission planning, enhance situational awareness, data capture and analysis at all levels of command. The company’s range of small

As world leading counter‑espionage specialists, Esoteric helps global organisations, governments and individuals to safeguard their private information and conversations from corporate espionage, hostile surveillance, theft and eavesdropping. With 20 years of expertise, the company’s success derives from the confidential approach it employs to address its clients’ challenges. Esoteric listens to client’s concerns and takes time to understand their business, before developing an effective solution that offers peace of mind and long-term value. Esoteric’s services include: Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM/bug sweeping), security strategy support, awareness briefings, TSCM training, 24/7 in-place monitoring sensors and physical penetration testing. Whether it’s a sweep of your office, securing your boardroom with round-the-

form-factor tablets are fully rugged and not only compact and lightweight, but also have options for flexible mounting, both for vehicles and dismounted users. Getac’s unique designs, paired with the latest of digital communication technologies benefit users at all levels, allowing them to fully operate in a digital counter terrorism landscape, an environment where compromise is not an option. FURTHER INFORMATION

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clock countermeasures or training staff on how best to protect your IP, Esoteric provides an end-toend approach that will meet your business needs and budget. The organisation is proud to have a stellar management and operational team, committed to providing exceptionally high standards of service. All Esoteric’s staff are security cleared to a minimum of BS7858:2012 and its engineers, drawn from government agency and military backgrounds, are cleared to the highest government security levels. FURTHER INFORMATION

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Providing physical security solutions

Patriot One – the PATSCAN Platform

Safetell is a physical security provider of counter-terror and target hardening solutions for organisations, governments and businesses. With over 30 years of experience, Safetell provides a consultative one-stop-shop for standard and bespoke physical security solutions and services. Safetell designs, develops, installs, and services a diverse range of unique physical security solutions to a range of different sectors, with a focus on the banking, government, retail, and counter terror markets. Safetell was founded in 1989 when the company began providing bullet-resistant fast rising security screens to protect high street banks against armed robbery. Since then, Safetell has installed over 3,000 screens in branches nationwide and developed a range of products to meet the ever-changing demands of asset protection. While the offering has changed over the 30 years to meet the demands

Patriot One has developed the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform – the next generation of software and sensor solutions to covertly deploy as a layered multi‑sensor platform to detect and alert on active threats before an attack occurs. Featuring the award-winning PATSCAN™ CMR cognitive microwave radar covert weapons detection system, PATSCAN™ VRS video threat recognition software, and PATSCAN™ MCS multi-chemical sensor package as a uniquely integrated system. All three products target cost-effective deployment at weaponsrestricted facilities and share

of the modern industry, Safetell prides itself on providing the same customer-first service from initial site survey, through to ongoing service and support. Find a security solution to fit your organisations requirements from Safetell’s suite of products; from manual attack resistant cash counters, windows and moving security screens; to bullet resistant doors, partitions, and interlocking door airlocks. In March, Safetell sponsored the Counter Terror Policing Award which was won by West Midlands Counter Terror Unit. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: 01322 223 233 www.safetell.co.uk

proprietary networked cognitive/ machine learning software. The PATSCAN platform covertly secures perimeters (i.e.: parking lots), access/egress points, and facility interiors to identify and classify weapons, threats, and related incidents for immediate response. Patriot One’s motto Deter, Detect and Defend is based on the belief that widespread use of its PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform will act as an effective deterrent to diminish the epidemic of active threats across the globe. FURTHER INFORMATION

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Tailor-made solutions for CBRN threats

Data video voice via satellite and wireless

Since its foundation in 1969, the Blücher group has maintained its high ethical and technological standards. The protection of life is central to all its activities. Blücher is the leading company in the development and production of adsorptive compound materials for the protection against chemical and biological warfare agents. In accordance with its tradition of innovative excellence, the entire value chain from raw materials to complex system solutions is covered by the company’s own development and production. Blücher’s proficient teams of experienced scientists, textile engineers and design specialists work together with strategic partners, including specialised laboratories and institutes, for continuous and further development of the company’s products. Blücher’s SARATOGA® technology is established in over 53 nations worldwide, including 22 out of 29 NATO

Excelerate specialises in providing resilient communications for critical environments onboard rapid response vehicles, command and control units or in a portable solution – supporting interoperability, resilience and multi-agency collaboration. Through innovative, user focused solutions the company enables its customers the ease, freedom and security to rapidly deploy resilient and reliable communications, wherever and whenever needed – without reliance on normal terrestrial networks. With a hybrid approach to connectivity, through the use of both cellular and satellite networks, responders can now experience seamless communications on-the-move whatever their environment. As responders adopt a more digital way of working and with a need for devices that can be used on the move, this blend of cellular and satellite ensures all operational assets are

states and the OPCW inspectors. To date, over 12.2 million SARATOGA® protective suits have been delivered to customers all over the world. The threats which soldiers, first responders and other security forces are facing during their daily missions and the resulting requirements for protective equipment, continuously motivate the Blücher group to create new ideas and projects. The optimisation of wear physiology and ergonomics, longer lifetime and the integration of systems with maximum flexibility and modularity are further priorities. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: +49 211 92 44 0 www.bluecher.com/en

connected and fit for purpose. Excelerate works closely with customers to design and integrate solutions that can not only support interoperability between existing and emerging technologies, but can also create a foundation and common operational platform that supports future development within any operational environment. As a result, Excelerate is the trusted partner to deliver solutions to support emergency services, government organisations, maritime operations, the oil and gas sector and national infrastructure. FURTHER INFORMATION

Tel: 0845 65 85 747 www.excelerate-group.com

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Protect your organisation with Attack Insurance Specifically designed by the insurance marketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading experts, to meet the needs of UK organisations and to provide resilience against a range of threats including terrorism. Protecting your people, assets and brands in an increasingly complex, volatile and connected world. Visit: www.attackinsurance.com for more details

Protect and Protect Private Clients are trading names of Protect Underwriting LLP which is an appointed representative of Ambant Underwriting Services Limited, a company authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under firm reference number 597301 to carry on insurance distribution activities. Protect Underwriting Limited is registered in England and Wales company number OC413490. Registered office at 1st Floor, 63 St. Mary Axe, London, England, EC3A 8AA.


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CONSIDERING TERRORISM INSURANCE Terrorism insurance can provide businesses with cover for physical damage and subsequent disruption after an attack. But what happens when this traditional approach fails to offer financial protection, or if you don’t own your premises? Protect Underwriting and CHC Global have designed Attack Insurance to meet some of the challenges faced by SMEs in the UK

Whilst insurance may not be everyone’s first consideration when planning for terrorism, it is an important part of any holistic risk management strategy. In many countries there has been significant recent innovation in the terrorism insurance market and there continues to be progress in the nature and extent of cover available. Insurance to equip commercial property owners with protection against a range of terrorism events is widely available and there are some government-backed schemes providing broad coverage at affordable premiums. With this in mind, it is worth considering how terrorism insurance can form part of a comprehensive terrorism resilience strategy. PROTECTION GAPS Traditionally, terrorism insurance has provided cover for property damage and business interruption and has been purchased primarily by companies who own commercial property, alongside their property insurance. However, it has become apparent that there are two major gaps in this approach. Cover matched to threat: The core coverage of physical damage and business interruption was entirely appropriate when the primary concern was large vehicle borne improvised explosive devices targeting infrastructure; where traditional cover focussed on ‘bricks and mortar’. Whilst this threat cannot be said to have disappeared in most countries, it does appear to have diminished. With the key threat now emanating from low technology attacks, such as vehicles as weapons or the use of blades, traditional coverage bought by commercial property owners doesn’t usually provide financial protection against non-damage

business interruption. For example, when a business is impacted not through physical damage, but because it is inside a cordon. Cover also doesn’t usually extend to loss of attraction; when revenue is reduced due to a lack of footfall. Non-property owners: The vast majority of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) do not own the property from which they operate. As such, most do not buy property insurance, which would prompt them to purchase tradition terrorism cover as a property add-on. Therefore, if they are impacted by a terrorism event, many have no meaningful cover in place. MARKET RESPONSE These two gaps are being addressed in different ways by the market. For those already buying terrorism insurance, the nature of cover available is expanding. For example, Pool Re the UK government-backed reinsurer of last resort, is now offering non‑damage business interruption cover via its insurance members. This means that in many cases, organisations already buying Pool Re can expand their cover accordingly. For businesses leasing the premises they operate from, including the vast majority of SMEs, the solution requires products which are not tied to commercial property ownership – like traditional terrorism insurance. Many of these organisations are also seeking riskmanagement embedded in an insurance policy, which can include pre-event consultancy and the provision of crisis management expenses to aid response and recovery. An example of a solution designed to meet some of these challenges is Attack Insurance, which was launched in the UK at the start of 2019. It is designed for organisations who

lease the property they operate from and provides a range of financial protection for non-damage business interruption, loss of attraction and denial of access in the event of an attack. Importantly, a range of crisis management expenses are also included such as staff counselling, additional security and access to crisis communication support; essential when brand and reputation are so key. Unlike traditional terrorism policies, Attack Insurance is ‘aggressor agnostic’, covering all potential perpetrators. Finally, Attack Insurance covers the response consultant fees for a range of security incidents such as cyber threat and workplace violence. WAY FORWARD When considering how terrorism insurance can form part of a comprehensive terrorism resilience strategy, a useful start point is to discuss the options available with your insurance broker. Depending on the nature of the enterprise, there can be issues relating to liability and duty of care obligations; particularly for visitor attractions or if staff travel overseas. We can expect the nature of the terrorism threat to continue to evolve and the insurance options available are adapting to meet the needs of businesses. All organisations should consider how the range of insurance products on offer could complement a comprehensive terrorism and malicious actor resilience strategy. Specifically, organisations who already buy cover may find that it is now possible to better match their cover to the threats. For those who do not buy terrorism insurance because they lease their property, there are now a range of products in the market which can provide meaningful cover for a wide range of potential impacts.

Chris Holt MBE is the CEO of CHC Global, an insurance intermediary and advisor, dedicated to special risks, including terrorism, political violence and kidnap for ransom. L

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IFSEC INTERNATIONAL IFSEC International returns to ExCeL London, 18-20 June 2019. Europe’s largest integrated security event tackles national security issues from counter terror measures and cyber security to security techniques for tackling extremism

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FSEC International is the premier global integrated security event and trade show, bringing together thousands of UK and international visitors and hundreds of leading security suppliers including Axis, Hanwha Techwin, Texecom, Hikvision, Dahua, IDIS, AnyVision and Avigilon – all under one roof. Security professionals can access worldleading education, discover fascinating insights from industry leaders and keynote speakers, and source the most innovative security products and solutions on the market across perimeter protection, video surveillance, access control, cyber security and more, including: video surveillance; converged security; IT and cyber security; perimeter protection and physical security; intruder detection; and access control. There is also free access to the co-located FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Having access to all four events makes this an ideal opportunity to align your security strategies with your

approaches to health, safety and facilities management, so you can take an integrated approach to fully protecting and ensuring the well-being of your people and properties. What’s more, IFSEC is further expanding: in 2020, Security & Counter Terror Expo, Forensics Europe Expo and Ambition will also co-locate at ExCeL, London. INDUSTRY-LEADING SEMINAR PROGRAMME The seminar and conference programme takes places across three days at IFSEC International and is rich with informative sessions covering best practice, ongoing trends and future developments in physical and perimeter security. The event’s packed agenda of seminars, speeches and presentations comes in at over 35 hours of content, in dedicated venues including the Keynote Arena, the Future of Security Theatre, brought to you by Tavcom, and the Converged Security Centre in partnership with Vidsys. E

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IFSEC INTERNATIONAL  These seminars will bring you the latest on safe cities, anti-terror and the protection of critical national infrastructure, and include a variety of real-world case studies that will demonstrate the efficacy of new solutions, technology and physical security strategies. You’ll also have the chance to put your questions directly to policy makers and anti-terror experts – last year, those who attended the discussions in the Keynote Arena heard from Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and Dr Pippa Malmgren, former White House adviser. This year, world-renowned speakers will continue to discuss and debate some of the most critical issues facing the security industry, from cyber security and ethical and legal challenges to extremism. In 2019, video analytics, AI, machine-based learning, a year of GDPR, Brexit and smart cities are all on the agenda, overseen by returning Keynote Arena chair Frank Gardner OBE. Frank Gardner himself is a key figure in counter-terror knowledge, having worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East, covering global terrorism. His expertise in this area will contextualise the sessions in the wider global counter terror discussion. These speakers and presenters highlight the uniquely strong calibre of thought leadership that IFSEC International offers. The seminar programme gives visitors

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IFSEC INTERNATIONAL IS COMMITTED TO FACILITATING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE COMMERCIAL SECURITY SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR BODIES – ESSENTIAL WHEN IT COMES TO COUNTER TERROR MEASURES unique access to the ideas, products and innovations at the heart of the industry, helping you shape your security strategy to tackle the threats of tomorrow. PRODUCTS IN ACTION Discover the security products that will perform at scale to meet your unique requirements. Let exhibitors provide you with first-hand evidence, and come away with the reassurance you need that these products will perform under attack. Ensure you don’t miss out on IFSEC’s LPCB Attack Zone, where you can witness accredited technicians put perimeter defences to the test in adrenaline-packed, realtime performances. It’s your chance to see the most innovative technology in action, including a wide range of perimeter defences, façades, safes, security enclosures and padlocks, deep learning analytics, behavioural biometrics and smart locks. You’ll know that at times looks can be deceptive when it comes to selecting security equipment. This is why the

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LPCB will pit certified security equipment against non-certified products, so you can come away knowing exactly which security solutions will deliver the levels of protection you need. As well as this, IFSEC’s ‘Show Me How’ feature will give you the opportunity to see on-stand demonstrations and pose any questions directly to the dedicated technicians who are behind the technology in question. Just look out for ‘Show Me How’ badges around the IFSEC show floor. FROM THE PHYSICAL TO INTEGRATED IFSEC’s remit goes far beyond just physical security. With cyber threats set to cost business $6 trillion annually by 2021, the need for comprehensive, end-to-end cyber security solutions is greater than ever. The show will help you identify the right solutions to link your physical and cybersecurity strategies. This is highlighted in the Converged Security Zone, where you’ll benefit from a wide range of simulated


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security scenarios, conveying situations ranging from transport and utilities to open spaces and infrastructure. It’s a chance to see first-hand how integrated security systems can align with supplementary information sources, including social media and Internet of Things devices, for a complete picture that delivers high level information security resilience. DEDICATED GOVERNMENT PAVILION IFSEC is committed to facilitating collaboration between the commercial security sector and government and public sector bodies – essential when it comes to counter terror measures. To this end, IFSEC’s dedicated Government Pavilion returns for its third consecutive year in 2019, with representatives from JSaRC (Home Office & Counter Terror Unit), the Department for International Trade (DiT), and the Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), as well as the British Transport Police, who join for the first time this year.

CYBER CRIME AND POLICING Policing may need to consider a rebalancing away from the traditional approach and invest more in research and innovative technology if it is to keep pace with cybercriminals, Gloucestershire Police assistant chief constable Richard Berry, National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for communications data, told delegates at IFSEC. Berry reminded the audience of Sir Robert Peel’s 1829 principles of policing, which state: “The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.” Forces must stay ahead of cyber criminals, rather than react to them, if they wish to effectively fight crime.

He said: “Organisations and leaders must be agile. Organisations thrive on stability and not upsetting the status quo, but to move with constant technological advancement how can we embed disruption in policing to keep people safe. What kind of normative policing service do we want to deliver in 2022 – will it be different from today?” L

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GLOBAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES Networking is at the very heart of IFSEC, giving you the chance to meet, share ideas and build relationships across the industry, with fellow professionals from over 113 countries. It’s now easier than ever to make the most of your busy time at IFSEC and arrange formal meetings through the 1-2-1 Meetings Service. The service lets you tailor your event schedule by pre-arranging meetings with the suppliers most relevant to you.   You can also enjoy more informal, impromptu meetings thanks to IFSEC’s variety of spaces, including relaxed park areas, VIP lounges, and a range of bars, including the SSAIB ICEBAR. Mix with the wider security community and strengthen your connections across networks. 

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EVENT SECURITY

SPORTS GROUNDS Ken Scott, head of Inspectorate for the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, offers an insight into tackling the challenges facing sports grounds

SPORTS GROUND SAFETY IN CHALLENGING TIMES S port is an essential part of our national culture. Every week millions of people in the UK attend football, rugby, horse racing and other sporting events. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of all those who work in stadium safety, the UK is one of the safest places in the world to watch sport live. The Sports Grounds Safety Authority’s (SGSA’s) priority is to make sure people do so in as safe and secure surroundings as possible. We do this through our regulatory role within football, and our advisory work with other sports. The SGSA was borne out of tragedies which struck football grounds in the 1980s. Its predecessor, the Football Licensing Authority, was created as a result of Lord Taylor’s report into the tragic events of Hillsborough, which took place 30 years ago. Since then, we have worked with sports grounds owners to develop safe, modern stadia. But as Lord Taylor said: “Complacency is the enemy of safety.” We must never take safety for granted. But the challenges we face today are not the same as those from 30 years ago. The incidents which have occurred over the last

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five years, including Stade de France in 2015 and the attacks at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena and London Bridge in 2017, are a stark reminder about the vulnerability of crowded places and the importance of the work of those charged with keeping us safe. Sadly, in today’s world, we now need to consider the increasing threat posed by terrorist attack when we are developing plans. This was at the forefront of our minds when developing the newly released edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (also known as the Green Guide), published at the end of last year. This is recognised globally as the definitive statement of best practice in sports grounds safety. The publication of the Green Guide is the culmination of two years’ work, which included researching and consulting with a range of organisations including football, cricket and rugby bodies, architects and the emergency services. The document breaks new ground in recognising the crucial part that areas outside of the ground play in the safe arrival and departure of spectators. E


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EVENT SECURITY  The boundaries of a venue, as defined on a plan or a safety certificate are often the boundary at which legal responsibility for spectators starts and ends for the venue operators. However, there is a moral obligation to ensure that consideration is given to the area beyond this line (which exists only on paper and is not painted on the floor). Recent terrorist attacks, including that at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena showed that whilst we can be very good at managing the ingress of people into a venue, we can do more to ensure a safe exit and onward transit. THE LAST MILE The new version of the Green Guide recognises this and offers guidance on this zone that is ‘external’ to the stadium boundary which we call ‘Zone Ex’ – the area outside the stadium where spectators either arrive or leave via. Stadium and event operators can no longer think about the space outside the stadium in isolation. When considering safety, the sum of all parts is critical to creating as safe an environment as

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possible for everyone at the ground. There are many challenges to ensuring safety in this area, not least of which is that it is unlikely that the venue owner has any legal responsibility for people within it. A multi-disciplinary approach is needed, working across disciplines such as safety, police, stadium management, ambulance and other key stakeholders to ensure that someone has the lead for safety in this area. While it is new to our guidance documents, the concept itself isn’t new. The London 2012 Olympics used this principle – calling it the last mile. While this area may not be the direct responsibility of the stadium owner, it’s important that all parties are involved in the effective management of this zone to ensure that spectators are safe during ingress and egress. Evacuation in response to a terrorist threat that could be outside the building may require different internal movement patterns than those for risks such as fire. For instance, although in a fire it might be appropriate to use all exits, in a terrorism scenario it may be

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necessary to consider internal movement to reach alternative exits and avoid emerging into a hostile situation. Inviting people onto the pitch and getting them away safely at the end may be the only option, but it is a taxing thing. There are additional risks to that of a sports match because not only are you inviting people into different areas, but areas which were never designed to be accommodate standing spectators, therefore ingress and egress from the pitch is generally not designed to cope with that usage. In new stadium design it’s important to understand people movement; using modelling and analysis we don’t now have to wait for the venue to open to realise what does and doesn’t work. We can get a good idea of outcomes from using technology and simulating how people move around sports grounds under certain conditions. The technology that can help us assess that is improving all the time and is a powerful tool in stadium design. All safety managers need to be aware of the options they have available in their toolbox to help tackle any challenge.


EVENT SECURITY This isn’t about writing countless plans for every emergency possible. At times of emergency, you don’t have the time to consider if the most appropriate plan is number 536 or 537. Instead, the most useful piece of preparatory work a safety manager can do is develop a complete understanding of all of the options and tools available that can be used in a difficult situation. In line with the Council of Europe convention we helped to develop, the SGSA bases its advice on three central tenets: safety, security and service.

Safety: The importance of overlay around a sports ground can sometimes impact upon the safe arrival, circulation and egress of spectators. It’s important that considerations are given when planning any security measures to ensure that safety isn’t compromised. Security: At times there is a need to consider additional security overlays to manage risks at an event, whether it’s enhanced screening/ searching, vehicle barriers, etc. At

THE NEED TO BALANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY AGAINST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE REMEMBERING THIS SHOULD BE AN ENJOYABLE SPORTING EVENT IS CRITICAL the same time, consideration must also be given to understanding the unintended consequences of these, for examples increased queues and delayed entry into a sports ground.

Service: The need to balance safety and security against customer experience remembering this should be an enjoyable sporting event is critical. Fans attend a sports ground to watch and enjoy the spectacle. Engaging with spectators early on can help to reduce some of the unintended consequences of increased security. Whilst technology has its part to play, we should never lose sight of the important role of venue staff can play in overall safety equation. The most important asset a sports ground has in terms of safety is the staff. Effective and vigilant staff, who provide excellent customer service to those

attending an event are a critical element to a safe, enjoyable experience for fans. There is a risk attached to every event. The only completely safe stadium is an empty one. But there are ways to manage and mitigate risk effectively to create as safe an environment for fans as possible. The SGSA has been around a long time and in that time has built up a vast understanding of safety issues, however we are careful not to rest on laurels and recognise that the moment we close our minds to what is happening out there is the time we become complacent. We must, and will, always guard against complacency in safety. L

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DRONES The emergency services have embraced drones which are becoming an indispensable tool on the front line. Solomon N’Jie looks at the use UAVs in surveillance

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nmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly know as drones, have received some bad press over the past year due to a number of isolated high profile incidents that impacted people’s lives. It is worth looking at how drones can positively affecting our lives and contribute to ‘Safer Cities’ and what is holding them back from being fully utilised. Drones are already used in a wide range of safety applications such as traffic management, assisting the emergency services, construction site monitoring, crowd safety and security management through to pollution and environmental hazard monitoring. The emergency services have embraced drones which are becoming an indispensable tool on the front line. Within the fire service they have the ability to detect fires and significantly improve the fire extinguishing process. They are great tools for scene monitoring, rapid 360 degrees assessment of burning structures and have the ability to see through smoke with thermal imaging cameras. The use of drone technology during an active fire can save many fire victims lives as well as those fighting the fire. Search and rescue are equipped with drones to cover wide areas of land and sea where helicopters and night vision goggles struggle to compete. When accessories such as thermal heat scan cameras are attached they increase the success rate of rescue operations. Increasingly the police use drones to actively engage in hot pursuit of criminals, particularly driving stolen vehicles. Tracking drones are hundreds of times cheaper to hire or run than a helicopter, not to mention infinitely more nimble and discrete in tracking suspects.

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DRONES AND SURVEILLANCE Within the security market the British Security Industry Association estimates there are over five million network cameras in the UK, so what value do surveillance drones add to this vast video coverage? Being mobile, airborne and equipped with on-board cameras, they are capable of doing things that are impossible for regular fixed surveillance cameras, like birds-eye views over large areas or dispatching rapidly to areas of interest. Security guard tour applications offered by drones enable more rapid patrolling than human guards as well as being unimpeded by physical barriers on the ground. Once at a scene they can more readily spot, track and report the movements of an intruder, offering rapid situational awareness and removing the human guard from harm’s way. We are at a starting point of embracing drones as part of our city infrastructure with drone technology development and applications fuelled by the need to deliver services and products more rapidly and efficiently. However, increased usage with a lack of effective regulation also brings an unspecified amount of potential risks to both national security and public safety. There are regulatory considerations, when using drones for security or commercial purposes and also aviation rule enforcement, governance concerning consumer data protection and privacy which all need to be addressed. In the UK drones are well regulated, with clear guidance from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) however, activity outside of these directives is starting to cause problems. All drones have the potential to drop out of the sky and hit people, buildings or valuable


DRONES objects whether that is through human error, loss of connectivity or technical malfunction. Unfortunately too many people open the box, pay cursory attention to the instructions and fly the drone without fully understanding the handling capabilities, safety requirements and regulations. Pilots who are unaware of the CAA regulations or choose to ignore them can expect to be prosecuted. One individual admitted illegally flying drones over Liverpool, Derby County, Manchester City and Arsenal football stadiums in 2015. Fining him a total of £1,800 for nine offences and confiscating his drones, district judge Quentin Purdy told Wilson he showed: “A flagrant disregard for people’s safety by flying his three drones over busy, built-up areas. At each one of these places an accident could have occurred simply by a gust of wind or something of that nature taking it out of your control. It was the height of arrogance in terms of public safety.” Advances in drone technology, which now include biometric and infrared cameras, raises significant issues for privacy and civil liberties, given they are capable of videoing the facial expressions of people on the ground from high in the air. CAA regulations require drones fitted with a camera to

be flown at least 50m from a person, vehicle, building or structure and 150m from congested areas or large groups (over 1,000) of people such as a sporting event or outdoor festival. Data gathered by UK drones is governed by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the CCTV code within the Data Protection Act. When shooting video or photographs in public places ideally consent should be obtained from individuals. However, this can be impractical with large numbers of people so the key test is whether the individual has a reasonable expectation to privacy with regards to the images taken. Unfortunately there is no fixed rule and each situation has to be assessed on a case by case basis. AFFORDABLE TECHNOLOGY A number of common themes emerged from the last year’s government drone consultation with the importance of enforcement of safety regulations the most consistent argument. The majority of drone users fly safely and responsibly so ensuring the police have the right powers to deal with illegal use has been the subject of recent legislation changes. These include allowing the police to request evidence from drone users where there is reasonable suspicion of

an offence being committed, as well as enabling the police to issue fixed penalty notices for minor drone offences. The potential for drones is extraordinary as on board technology and applications becomes ever more sophisticated, powerful and increasingly affordable, undoubtedly boosting consumer and industry use across the UK. It is important the current regulations that help enforce safety and promote safe airmanship are followed to reduce the threat and risks to the public to as low as is reasonably possible. Once governments produce relevant regulations, that do not stifle this important market, it will not be long before there is full-scale adoption in the commercial sectors.L

Solomon N’Jie advises public event organisations in drone operational planning and delivery services together with the implementation of drone detection and lawful countermeasure options. Expert Witness services have been provided over the past five years covering public event injuries for lawyers and courts to use in civil litigation cases.

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COMMUNICATIONS Tony Gray and TJ Kennedy explore the new technologies enabling better and more connected critical communications within the public safety sector

BUILDING A CRITICAL NETWORK OF SUPPORT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS F irst responders such as police, fire and rescue and medical services have always relied on high-quality voice communications, built on designedfor-purposed narrowband technologies such as TETRA and P25 with dedicated network implementations and spectrum. The availability, security and reliability of these technologies infer on them the right to be termed ‘mission critical’, since lives can depend on the ability of the user to immediately connect and communicate. These traditional narrowband technologies are very effective in their ability to carry mission critical voice services, and they also have some mission critical data capability such as sending short messages and images. However, with the availability of mobile broadband, the potential for harnessing a new range of critical data services to enhance the work of first responders is in the process of being realised. MISSION CRITICAL BROADBAND Currently, work is underway to specify mission critical features required by first responders for commercial LTE/4G networks and incorporate these into open technology standards. This work was first catalysed by TCCA in 2012, and development and testing work is ongoing in 3GPP to ensure the standards meet the needs of critical users, and that products and services under development adhere to the standards specifications. 3GPP is the organisation that unites telecommunications standards development bodies around the world and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the reports and specifications that define 3GPP technologies. TCCA is the 3GPP Market Representation Partner for critical communications, ensuring that the needs of the mission critical market are addressed in the standards development process. Once the standards are specified, there needs to be a thorough testing process to help validate them, and to accelerate the time to market for mission critical products. These are called Plugtests™, and are run by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) – initially founded to serve European needs but now with a global perspective. ETSI is a 3GPP organisational partner and one of its roles is to help develop 4G and 5G mobile communications.

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Earlier this year, ETSI completed its third MCX Plugtests™ event (MCX is the combined term for Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT), MCDATA and MCVIDEO). These Plugtests ensure real world interoperability between implementations and open standards compliance. TCCA provides key technical support for the Plugtests, which are also endorsed by PSTA. This work will eventually enable mobile broadband networks to have mission critical capability, and for first responders to take full advantage of the plethora of data services that can enhance their work in the protection of people and property.

THE RISE OF THE IOLST As a complement to the emerging mission critical mobile broadband services, there is huge interest in the potential of the lifesaving side of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications, and how this network of connected devices can assist first responders. There are billions of devices connected to the IoT, with sensors collecting and sharing data in real time, and there is a growing subset of the IoT known as the IoLST – the Internet of Life Saving Things. IoLST devices are those that help protect individuals, communities and infrastructure, and which can support first responders in their daily operations. The availability and variety of these devices is increasing each day. They include sensors and devices in ‘smart’ cities, which are in many instances considered part of the IoLST and can be used to improve the response in an emergency. Examples of sensors that could be accessed to share critically important information in emergencies include those associated with street cameras, highway/traffic monitoring, building and public surveillance. Other applications include public panic buttons, facial recognition technology, and gunshot and audible recognition sensors. SMART DEVICES NEED SMART ANALYTICS The number of devices and the amount of data identified and collected by the IoLST are anticipated to grow exponentially in the next several years, so it is important to be able to efficiently evaluate the data as it only becomes useful information once analysed. Take facial recognition as an example: the analytics need to be smart enough to identify


COMMUNICATIONS the same face taking the same route several times and flag it as suspicious. For surveillance, the analytics need to be sophisticated enough to recognise the lone package in an airport that hasn’t been moved within critical timescales, and send an alert to the authorities. Many consumer devices can also assist first responders, and have huge potential via the IoLST. Connected medical devices can provide key information to help monitor chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma, and enable remote intervention so patients do not always have to travel to the hospital for routine checks. This is not only more convenient for the patient, but frees up the time of health professionals to increase their availability for critical care. Smart watches and fitness trackers have been widely adopted by consumers, and can send emergency messages if they detect a dangerous health issue, alerting health professionals to a potential heart attack victim, for instance, and sending the exact location of the casualty. There are also ‘connected pills’ that send a message to health carers once digested by the patient; and smart medicine dispensers that record and transmit usage. Both of these can enable a higher success rate for prescribed treatments, especially for the elderly, and health professional need only intervene when necessary rather than having to constantly check up on the patients. Virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, as well as home monitoring and security systems, also have the ability to receive feedback from sensors to alert homeowners and public safety professionals in the event of a suspected burglary, or a sudden rise in temperature indicating a fire. These connected devices can also provide status reports, including real time video. In the future it is likely that photos, video and situational data sent to emergency services via 112, 911 or 999 will be rapidly analysed and converted into actionable information, so home assistants currently used for personal convenience will become IoLST assets for first responders.

only keeps the firefighters safer, it can improve the outcome of the response. Police forces are increasingly adopting body cameras that can record unfolding events for post-situation analysis and evidence, and the newer versions can live stream video from an incident over broadband networks. This live streaming video capability is a critical tool for police on the front line, sending crucial information to command and control to enable the most informed response to an incident and improve officer safety. It is important to note, however, that each country will have its own rules and regulations around data privacy and civil liberties, so implementing devices such as body cameras and drones is not a simple or automatic process. It is clear that public safety and commercial users are recognising that there are many new tools that can be utilised to support the work of first responders, and provide insights to manufacturers, service providers, public safety and government regulators to ensure these technologies are developed and deployed in a way that best serves and supports our first responders.

CONNECTED DEVICES FOR CRITICAL SUPPORT For fire and rescue services, the use of connected unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – or drones – to scope out the extent of a wildfire, or to give an accurate overview of a road or rail crash, is becoming more common. Thermal imaging can pinpoint the heart of a fire, with video and images sent to the incident command and control. Land-based robot drones that can ‘see’ through smoke are sent into burning buildings to transmit images of the status, or into situations where hazardous materials are involved so firefighters can assess the best way to respond to the incident. This not

DRONES AS FIRST RESPONDERS In December 2015 the Chula Vista Police Department in California formed the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee to study the use of the technology in its public safety operations. UAS Committee members met dozens of times to study best practices, policies, and procedures regarding the use of UAS technology in law enforcement. A special focus of the team’s research was an effort to address concerns about public trust, civil liberties, and the public’s right to privacy during the operation of CVPD UAS systems. Prior to implementing its UAS Program, CVPD discussed its plan for UAS operations in the media, in public

forums, and in posted information about the project on the CVPD website. This outreach included a mechanism for the public to contact or email the UAS Team to comment on CVPD’s UAS policy, or to express concerns or provide feedback. It is important to note that, out of respect for civil liberties and personal privacy, CVPD’s UAS Policy specifically prohibits the use of UAS Systems for general surveillance or general patrol operations. After exhaustive planning and research, CVPD activated its UAS Program in the summer of 2017 to support tactical operations by CVPD first responders. Since October 2018 and with strong support from the community, Chula Vista Police has been deploying drones from the rooftop of the Police Department Headquarters to 911 calls and other reports of emergency incidents such as crimes in progress, fires, traffic accidents, and reports of dangerous subjects. This Drones as a First Responder (DFR) System is transformational by providing first responders with something they have never had before, a faster perspective of the situation since the drones are deployed to the incident and arrive well before ground units.  The on-board camera streams HD video back to the department’s real-time crime centre where a teleoperator, who is a trained critical incident manager, not only controls the drone remotely, but communicates with the units in the field giving them information and tactical intelligence about what they are responding to. The system also streams the video feed to the cell phones of the first responders and supervisors on the ground so they can see exactly what the drone is seeing. L

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DSEI 2019

DSEI 2019 will have five key domain-focused Zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint, all showcasing the latest equipment and systems. CTB looks at the zones in more detail

DOMAIN-FOCUSED ZONES AT DSEI 2019 T he world leading event that connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the global defence and security supply chain on an unrivalled scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content and live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can innovate, share knowledge, discover and experience the latest capabilities across the Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security and Joint domains.

AEROSPACE DSEI 2019 will feature its strongest aerospace offering to date, comprising fixed, rotary wing, and unmanned platforms. Supported by the RAF, the expanding Aerospace Zone encompasses an impressive array of static displays to compliment a number of aerospace supply chain exhibitors. The Zone also includes a newly formed Hub dedicated to Space, as well as the popular Air Seminar featuring high-level military and industry speakers, including Chief of the Air Staff.

New for 2019, the Space Hub will be a world leading platform for a fast-growing and highly innovative part of the space programme. The hub will be an incredible opportunity for the industry, the MoD as well as international delegations to discuss the next-generation capabilities critical issues and challenges. The space sector has grown substantially over the past few years. In the UK it supports over 40,000 jobs across the country and the total income now stands at ÂŁ14.8 billion. As reported by the UK government defence and military have seen strong growth, increasing from two per cent to eight per cent of income. Space has with no doubt become a vital part of the defence industry, with a significant reliance on satellites to provide the data needed for military operations. With engagement from prime defence suppliers through to SMEs - providing LEO satellite data and analytics - the Space Hub will create a forum to discuss how geospatial data is impacting real-time decision making and intelligent tactical positioning amongst the forces. DSEIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comprehensive conference E

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DSEI 2019  programme will also reflect this emphasis on space with a dedicated day in the Aerospace Seminar. With DSEI marking 20 years since its first show this year, the UK defence industry can look at not just how the sector has developed in this time, but also what to expect from the next 20 years. So, it is fitting that the RAF has announced the theme of its first DSEI Aerospace Capability Conference as, ‘Delivering the Next Generation Air Force’. As the RAF fleet evolves there is a constant need to understand the future of air systems, including the role of Air Power, in informationled, increasingly competitive and complex operational environments. With fifth generation aircraft now entering its fleet, the RAF is looking at how to deliver the Next Generation Air Force. The Aerospace Capability Conference will consider if the generational approach is still appropriate, or whether there is space for a new, ‘continuous evolution’ approach, whereby innovation can be seeded within a Next Generation Air Force, driven by technology-forward thinking and empowered individuals. The RAF is undergoing a world-leading transformation programme to modernise and mobilise its combat air, ISR and air

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mobility fleets, as it looks to maintain its edge in contested and degraded environments. It must also deliver nascent ballistic missile defence, cyber and space capabilities, and ensure integrated operations at all levels that deliver relevant information to commanders in real time. Attendees at the Aerospace Capability Conference can see International, highlevel speakers share their thoughts on the future battlespace and the challenges of a multi-domain environment. Critically, the conference will reinforce the need for close collaboration between the RAF and its industrial partners to maintain its advantage in the next generation. LAND The Land Zone is DSEI’s largest zone, featuring the latest in vehicles, weapons, ammunitions and equipment. Supported the British Army, the Land Zone is your best opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments and innovations from international exhibitors and align your business with the needs and requirements of the British Army and other governments. The Land Seminar takes place on all four exhibition days in the East Theatre, featuring high-level speakers including a keynote from Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of Defence.

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NAVAL Originally established as the British Army and Navy Exhibition, DSEI is known for its unrivalled naval heritage and showcase for the most cutting-edge maritime technology. This includes the impressive array of warships that traditionally visit DSEI, providing a unique opportunity for DSEI audience to see first-hand the remarkable vessels in operation with different international navies. The Naval Zone is a unique and interactive showcase of the latest vessels and maritime technology. DSEI’s distinctive dockside setting delivers a dazzling showcase of maritime capabilities and international warships. In addition to DSEI’s demonstration of naval capability, DSEI also plays host to the renowned Maritime Capability Conference which takes place on 10 September, on the event’s ‘Day Zero’. The theme for this Conference, developed in partnership with the Royal Navy, will focus on Opportunities and threats presented by developments in cyber technology and the world of AI. First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC said: “Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime


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warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.” SECURITY The Security Zone is a dedicated showcase of security equipment, technologies, strategies and systems to counter priority threats, such as cyber attacks and terrorism. With the increasing prevalence of cyber security attacks, the ability to counter such threats has never been of greater importance. DSEI’s Cyber Hub will feature a range of exhibitors from the innovative, growing cyber security industry, underpinned by world-leading scientific research and development. The Security Theatre was expanded and enhanced for DSEI 2017, featuring a broader range of pertinent topics including: the challenges of increased mass migration and border security, the ‘Internet of Things’, evolving cyber technology and developing the next generation of ‘cyber warriors’. Also under the security banner, the seminar programme will look at counter terrorism and border security, examining radicalisation, emergency preparedness, protective security and unmanned critical infrastructure.

IN THE UK, THE SPACE SECTOR SUPPORTS OVER 40,000 JOBS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE TOTAL INCOME NOW STANDS AT £14.8 BILLION JOINT The Joint Zone features the latest products and innovations servicing the whole Defence and Security Community with three key hubs: Communication, Medical and Innovation. DSEI 2017 saw an enhanced Joint Zone with a plethora of products from exhibitors within the following sectors: C4ISTAR, Communications, DIO, Electronic Warfare, Joint Enablers, Logistics, Medical, Robotics & Telemedicine. DSEI’s expanding Medical Hub will continue to showcase simulations and defence medical research across interactive stands and an award-winning demonstration area. Additionally, The Communications Hub will showcase defence communication capabilities including: data analysis, measurement, sharing, simulation and system integration. The Innovation

Hub features new and agile companies with emerging technologies. Air Vice Marshal Bruce Hedley said: “Joint Forces Command delivers the most diverse range of services in UK defence; from logistics, medical services, education, communications, cyber-security, intelligence, analytics, to unmanned systems, we also provide traditional military Special Forces roles as well. This presents suppliers with an exciting opportunity. DSEI showcases some of the world’s best thinking on defence and security, and the jHub team looks forward to meeting delegates who have a story to tell or simply want to learn more about us.” L

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