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February 2019 magazine

The fiasco of the drone incursion closing Gatwick Airport before Christmas, and aviation security more generally, are the cover feature of the February 2019 print issue of Professional Security Magazine.

Whoever was behind the illegal drone flight is still at large, as Sussex Police investigate. Crimestoppers are offering a reward for leads that lead to the conviction of the offender. While the UK Government has since brought out its response to a consultation last year on regulation of drones, it appears evident from Gatwick and a similar, shorter episode at Heathrow that all the powers of enforcement for police and all the education campaigns and guidance of the regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are of little use, if drone pilots (for whatever motive) can cause trouble without consequence to them, while disrupting the travel plans of tens of thousands. The budget airline Easyjet has since reported that the ‘cost impact’ of the closure ran into millions.

As ever we seek to inform readers on every aspect of private security in the British Isles – manned guarding, physical security, electronic and cyber (penetration testing); whatever the sector – besides transport, pub retail, city centre regeneration and hospitals feature in February’s edition, besides the regular four pages of ‘Spending the Budget’. Also there’s something for whether you’re a security manager, installer of security products, or specifier or consultant; and for the manufacturers and distributors of security products there’s magazine MD Roy Cooper’s industry gossip.

We pride ourselves on not sitting behind our desks but getting out and meeting people – whether that’s our own series of free to attend Security TWENTY conference-exhibitions, starting at the Hilton Metropole at the Birmingham NEC on February 21, or other events. In February’s edition we report on the recent Black Hat Europe event in London for information security; and speak in London to Dr David Rubens, who has launched a new international industry body for security and crisis and other managers: the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM). On that theme, we report on Borough Market in Southwark after the 2017 terror attack; crime prevention in the capital; and report advice on media management in the aftermath of a crisis, whether man-made or natural. We hear that the media will be there whether you like it or not; so why not try to use their help, besides avoiding making a separate, media, crisis?

You are free to view the February 2019 magazine at http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/online-magazine/25-01-19/29-02/. To read past issue of the print magazine online visit the ‘Magazine‘ part of the website. If you are new to the magazine and would like a print copy posting to you, send your address to info@professionalsecurity.co.uk.


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