Editor’s Blog

SSN Gulf joins the Hand Media International Family

Security Buyer acquires Security News Desk, Security Middle East and Security News Desk Newspaper

SSN Gulf has become the latest addition to international publishing house, Hand Media International. The title will become the Middle East flagship of the company’s extensive security portfolio, which also includes International Security Buyer, Security News Desk and Security News Desk Americas.   The move will see SSN Gulf merged with securitymiddleeast.com. This will provide…

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The strength of a collaborative approach to fight counterfeiting


The implications of purchasing counterfeit products are far reaching, feeding into a much broader and more damaging spectrum of criminal activity that is of little comprehension to the average consumer. The thousands of counterfeit items that litter the black market not only undermine intellectual property rights, impacting upon the creativity of those who created them,…

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Tackling terrorism in West Africa

It is incorrect to assume that modern acts of terrorism has its origins in one geographical location, or to believe that its prevalence is confined to certain regions around the world. Events in recent years have shown that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, despite even the most robust intelligence and information sharing between states. Given…

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Securing Transportation networks in West Africa

Sustainable and effective transportation is one of the major foundations that enable a state to progress in its economic endeavours. Without a solid, functioning transportation network, the transit of people and goods is difficult to achieve, and without established security measures, even harder to maintain. In order to facilitate the social well-being of West African…

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Securing critical infrastructure projects in West Africa

In June 2018 the fourth Annual Upstream West Africa Summit will take place, leading to thousands of industry professionals descending on Senegal to share and discuss their knowledge on a broad range of topics – from solutions on deepwater developments, to upstream software solutions. Coincidentally, the event will also play host to the No.1 Annual…

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Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy

Nice attack, the continuation of a tragedy – by Philip Ingram “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” The words of the ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al Adnani before…

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Paris à nouveau – What lessons can we learn?

Paris à nouveau – What lessons can we learn? – An opinion piece by Philip Ingram The term Friday 13th will now forever by synonymous with an evening of deadly attacks on the streets of Paris. Normal Parisians and tourists were sitting in café’s and bars, at a long planned rock concert, enjoying a friendly…

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Paris Again! ISIS wreak revenge

Updated: Paris Again! ISIS wreak revenge For an informed Opinion piece on the horrors of Paris please click HERE As UK and US are slapping each other on the back for having killed Mohammed Emwazi aka Jihadi John last night ISIS have wrestled the initiative back with an ongoing murderous attack in Paris.  The attacks are unlikely to…

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