With a UK threat attack ‘highly likely’, is our national infrastructure at risk?

    Our critical national infrastructure (CNI) underpins the foundation of our modern existence, yet as most of its operation takes place ‘behind the scenes’, it is often so seamless that we hardly notice it’s there. Energy, water supplies, transportation and even logistics are all essential components of our modern world. Disruption, damage to or sabotage of […]

      Safety and security in food production

      There’s a strong argument to say that food production should be regarded as much as a part of a nation’s critical industries as the provision of energy, water, healthcare and financial services. Disruption to the production of food, the potential danger this can present to consumers, and the shortages on supermarket shelves that this can […]

        Effective perimeter protection without the false alarms

        Whether it’s an industrial plant, a shopping mall, or a complex of villas, knowing what’s going on around you, and stopping potential threats at the boundaries, is important in many settings. This is essentially what 24/7 perimeter protection is all about. The classic barbed wire fence springs to mind, but over the years the security […]

          Data center security, from the perimeter to the rack

          If data is the new oil, as has often been claimed, are data centers the new power stations? It might sound like a grand claim, but when more and more of the data storage, processing and analytics that underpins so many aspects of business and society is handled by data centers, it’s perhaps not so […]

            A win, win, win proposition for critical infrastructure

            When is a surveillance system more than a surveillance system? When it not only protects an organization’s premises but also supports efficient, reliable operations, and health and safety. Network surveillance supports critical infrastructure organizations in three ways: It helps them reach their goals for security, for operations and for health and safety, all with a […]

              Critical Infrastructure safety and security: Oil & Gas as the ideal example

              Its name highlights its importance. Critical Infrastructure is defined as those systems, networks and assets that are essential for the functioning of a society and economy. Areas of Critical Infrastructure include the provision of energy, the extraction and production of oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, water treatment and sewage, food production, and manufacturing. All of […]