Piracy off west Africa increases sharply

Source: The Guardian, 12 August 2011
By David Smith, Africa correspondent

Number of incidents in waters of Nigeria and Benin fuel fears region's pirates could pose similar risk to shipping as Somalia's pirate attacks off the coast of west Africa have increased sharply, figures show, raising fears that the region could emulate Somalia as a menace [...]

NMS Report Highlights Continued Somali Piracy; New Threat in Gulf of Guinea

Source: Insurance Journal, 11 August 2011

A report compiled by David Rider of Neptune Maritime Security points out that, despite the “best efforts of the world’s navies and EU NAVFOR in particular, pirate attacks continue in the area off the Horn of Africa- Somalia, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. [...]

It is not just high profile celebrities and politicians that can find their voicemail or email accounts being hacked

Source: Corporate Security Portal, 10 August 2011

The phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper have highlighted a worrying issue, the fact that it is surprisingly easy for unskilled individuals to gain access to voicemail and other mailboxes, largely by taking advantage of default passwords and PIN numbers.

These alleged activities have shown that it [...]

London riots will not affect 2012 Olympic security, says IOC

Source: The Guardian, 9 August 2011
By Jamie Jackson

• International Olympic Committee happy with security
• Body puts responsibility on local authorities to ensure safety

The International Olympic Committee says it is confident that the 2012 London Olympics will be secure despite the riots that have wreaked havoc in the capital over the past three days.

The IOC [...]

London 2012 Olympics: waves of criminality prompt Olympic security review

Source: The Telegraph, 09 August 2011
By Jacquelin Magnay, Olympics Editor

London Olympic officials are preparing to review security arrangements for next year's Olympic Games in the wake of extensive rioting, violence, cynical looting and destruction across London, including areas adjacent to the Olympic Park in East London.

Around 200 senior Olympic officials are here in London for [...]

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