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Security and Counter Terror Expo 2018

6th - 7th March 2018

The UK’s leading national security event for private and public sector security professionals, will return to London in 2018 for UK Security Week.

With a comprehensive programme designed to keep attendees one step ahead of those intent on carrying out attacks, SCTX remains the only event that unites security professionals from all four corners of the world.

Alongside its exhibition, experts from across the globe, including representatives from NATO, Europol and Metropolitan Police, will explore the latest strategies to prevent, protect and prepare for future attacks. For more information about exhibiting and to register to attend, please visit the website.

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Security & Counter Terror Expo 2018 - 07/03/2018

Digital Giants Must Do More to Tackle Terrorism

Former defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon, presenting the first Counter Terror Awards at London’s Olympia, called on tech industry giants to “help root out” terrorists who are using social media to spread extremism.

In his speech, “Tackling the Millennial Terrorist”, the Sevenoaks MP said the changing nature of terrorism meant digital companies have a duty to help “tackle the aggressors behind the algorithms and the enemies behind the encryption. These companies are hiding behind the pretence that they are not publishers: on the contrary, they have created huge ungoverned spaces in which extremism flourishes. It’s bad enough that some of them don’t pay proper taxes in the UK; what’s shocking is that they could be doing much more to help our security services forestall these deadly attacks.”

He argued that recent terror attacks show everyone is now a legitimate target, saying: “As terrorists adopt more low level methods, killing with knives and vans, the range of targets increases”.

“90 per cent of organised terrorism on the Internet takes place via social media”, he said, “and for these millennial terrorists communication is 90 per cent of their struggle. Facebook, Google and the rest cannot opt out of their responsibility”.

Sir Michael also praised the “brainpower of innovative British businesses” for their part in tackling the threat. He presented 10 companies and public sector organisations with Counter Terror awards.

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