Security and the counter terrorism impact

Overview An event provided by the IOSH Sports Ground and Events Group. Is the events industry brewing for a perfect storm? Perfect storm: ‘a detrimental or calamitous situation or event arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances’. Currently within the…


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Libya’s oil production hits over 1 million bpd, Reuters reports

Libya is producing around 1.05 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) with much of it being exported abroad, primarily to Europe, Reuters reported on Friday, citing a source in Libya’s oil industry. Libya’s oil output has been subject to fluctuations, as the local industry has underdeveloped…


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KBR, Anton Oil to replace Shell at Majnoon?

According to a report from Platts, the Iraqi oil ministry is about to award two management contracts to replace Shell at the Majnoon oil field. Sources say the state-run Basra Oil Company (BOC) has opted to operate the field instead of replacing Shell, and junior partner Petronas, which announced…


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IOCs scramble to analyze new Contract Model

Iraq is giving international oil companies (IOCs) just two weeks to evaluate a new contract model that will serve as the basis of an upcoming bidding round for 11 oil exploration and development projects. The Oil Ministry has set April 15 as the deadline for companies to submit bids, according to…


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Terrorists ‘plot in shadows of the dark net’, report warns

Authorities must deny extremists use of ‘safe havens’ in cyberspace. Terrorists and extremists are creating growing numbers of safe havens on the “dark net” to plot future attacks, raise funds and recruit new followers, new research reveals. Terrorist organisations and individuals are evading…


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Nine charts on the rise of knife crime in England and Wales

There is nothing new about knife crime: sharp objects, blades and knives have been used as weapons for thousands of years. But after falling for several years, knife crime is rising again. So what is happening? There were 37,443 offences in the 12 months ending in September 2017, a 21% increase on…


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UK to remain on high terror alert for at least two years, sources say

Government publishes security review as Whitehall insiders say risk level could rise to critical. Britain faces at least two more years of heightened terror alert, with risks from state players including Russia as well as the aftermath of the collapse of Islamic State, Whitehall sources have said.…


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Islamic State has ‘raised the bar’ in its threat to the UK – GCHQ

The terror group known as Daesh are an "advanced adversary" due to their use of technology and the internet, GCHQ analysts warn. GCHQ intelligence officers Ben and Sunny spoke exclusively to Sky News Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall about the threats facing the UK and their efforts to stop…


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Mexico Security Wall

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”  Donald Trump https://www.globalsecurity.org/security/systems/mexico-wall.htm  


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