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Dr Sally Leivesley



  • 2016: Terror
  • 2016: Cyber

The flashover effect of Daesh (ISIS) recruitment in over 100 countries & successful attacks will escalate in 2016. Daesh attacks on security of London & other major cities will weaken if the public learn to self-protect;  thousands of Army personnel & Reservists do firearms exercises with police; airlines use secondary screening at the door, airside security & dogs; underground rail use staff uniforms to carry explosives detector alarms; shops show emergency exits with big signs;  all companies test staff 6 monthly for fast exits & reporting suspicions of internal or external threats; all 9 year olds in schools have terror protect modules to learn self-protection & reduce teenage risk of recruitment. UK risks in 2016 (which are similar to many countries) are: (1) Aviation with deceptive bombs or sharp weapons defeating airport detection; (2) Individuals persuaded to shoot, behead or use explosives; (3) Militia style small groups coordinating attacks in different locations; (4) Risks to police, army & other security personnel & secure sites; (5) Transport & crowd location attacks.

Aviation remains the ‘canary’ for exposures in coding, legacy systems engineering accessible through old software & increasing use of wireless and internet connected critical flight operations. This extends through to airports’ cyber systems, built environment and aviation supply chains. Energy, water supply, communications & government web sites interfacing with the public will have increased levels of attack in 2016.  Cyber threats 2016 will change rapidly because technology is operating on increasingly open platforms & organised crime has successfully tapped into big data thefts for financial gain. Security is no longer allowed to slow down the innovative drive through The Internet of Things. Public protection will remain poor until a UN agreement is designed for 200+ nations to define laws for cyberspace & agree a high level scientific council for monitoring compliance.  Companies will suffer a rapid emergence of persistent threats & use of industrial control systems vulnerabilities to break open the fabric of security within buildings. A BBC Radio 4 programme, The Nervous Breakdown of the Internet, November 2015 underlined the reality of perfect security being unavailable to governments or industry.