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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]