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30 October 2019

This Summit brings greater focus to activities in the UK: focusing on venue development and support requirements.

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30 October 2019

When you set up your own business, you want to do everything you can to protect it. It’s your baby, after all. With so many threats out there, both on the internet and in the real world, you’ll want to spend every pound you can to wrap it in metaphorical cotton wool and keep it safe. But that isn’t always realistic.

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05 November 2019

Philip Ingram MBE talks to Tom Pressley, the VP of International Marketing at Everbridge, and how Everbridge are trying to make the world a better and safer place.

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30 October 2019

The INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation is based in Singapore and it does what the title says, looks at innovation from across the globe and see how it can help security and policing in a variety of different ways.

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05 November 2019

Many companies are focused on the external threat to their businesses, and seem to forget that internal threats are just as important. Within this article, P.Ingram talks of how the unpredictability of human behaviour can be classified as an insider threat.

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25 September 2019

A GUIDE TO MEETING THE EU DIRECTIVE ARTICLE 110 - Location Based SMS, Cell Broadcast or a 'Hybrid' Approach?

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25 September 2019

When a natural or man-made disaster occurs, keeping the public safe is the priority for government and emergency services. With less than 3 years before the deadline to implement a public warning system for countries across the EU- what can be learnt from countries that have already taken this step?

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25 September 2019

Experience from a series of recent events across Europe – including the floods in France and the forest fires in Greece – has served to highlight why it’s so vital that members of the public receive potentially life-saving information from official channels in a timely way.

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25 September 2019

When disaster strikes, making sure that citizens get the right information at the right time can help save lives. In Europe, new legislation means EU member states have until June 2022 to establish a modern public warning system that uses text messages to tell people about the nature of a threat, its location, and the best next steps to take.

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25 September 2019

An effective public warning system must be rapid, reliable and require no prior action by the people it’s trying to protect. How can governments provide one? At a time of growing uncertainty and risk, it’s an increasingly important question.

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25 September 2019

Critical events can affect the general public in a variety of different ways. In the last month, for example, a community in the UK’s peak district faced homes and businesses being flooded from a burst dam. In Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, in July, the highest ever temperatures were recorded during an extreme heatwave putting vulnerable citizens at risk. These situations required public agencies to help evacuate people to safety and use mainstream media or house-to-house contact to keep residents informed.

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20 September 2019

Q&A with Jaz Vilkhu, managing director at Marshalls Landscape Protection

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18 September 2019

It has been quite a few years since I sat in a hospital laboratory in a converted old second world war Nissen Hut manually testing the blood group of a blood sample. I was 6 years old and my dad ran the lab and had been called in for an emergency on a Saturday morning. The health and safety teams of today would have a heart attack if they knew what I was doing but I had watched dad do it on so many occasions and rules were different then. I decided there and then that that part of science and even forensic science were not for me, but a scientist by qualification I became. I studied applied science which allowed me to examine materials, explosives, organophosphate based chemicals, computers, nuclear samples and much more. 

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24 September 2019

With the refugee crisis that hit Europe in recent years and the prominence border issues are taking in the Brexit debates, border security is at the front of many peoples thinking.  Philip Ingram MBE (PI) managed to sit down and chat with Berndt Koerner (BK), who is the deputy executive director of the European Border and Coastguard Agency, Frontex, and explore some of these issues from his perspective.

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23 September 2019

Gatwick airport hit the headlines again at the end of August when the Guardian reported, “an airliner carrying up to 186 passengers was forced to take avoiding action after a drone was spotted, a near-miss report has revealed.” They have been asked if their new counter drone capability worked or not and if not why? However, to date no answer has been forthcoming.

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