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Don’t wait for the disaster before acting

Published: 24th July 2017

Hindsight is uncomfortable when considering incidents that could, and should, have been avoided. And yet it appears to be something too many organisations are failing to realise, as David Ward of Ward Security explains.

It’s hard to think of a time when uncomfortable hindsight has been more prevalent. Whether it’s the increasing number of cyber-attacks affecting large organisa... Read more

The Importance of Communication

Published: 30th June 2017

Recent events in Manchester and London have once again illustrated the importance of collaborative communications models as both a response to incidents and as the basis of a proactive defence and security strategy, as David Ward of Ward Security explains.

These are fast moving times. All aspects of society are evolving at an increasing rate. Whether you use business, communicatio... Read more

The Importance of Holistic Security

Published: 26th May 2017

As technology and business practices change, there are many ways businesses can become more effective and efficient. David Ward explains how this applies to security as much as any other aspect of business.

Integrated and flexible should be the bywords for all businesses in the 21st century, and for good reason. As any business will understand only too well, the world is evolving ... Read more

Evacuation and Dispersal

Published: 28th April 2017

Recent news events in Westminster have reminded us all of the importance of evacuation and dispersal procedures for when the unexpected happens at places where large numbers of people gather. David Ward looks at the issue of keeping your procedures up to date.

The recent terrorist tragedy in Westminster was an illustration of the importance of effective evacuation and dispersal pr... Read more

Counter-terrorism funding: One area where we should steal a march on terrorists

Published: 20th March 2017

This article appeared in the February 2017 issue of City Security magazine

David Ward of Ward Security argues for better funding for counter-terrorism, and explains how we can create a cash-flow problem for terrorists.

It is an unfortunate truism that crime prevention will forever remain a case of the good guys playing catch up with the bad guys. Regardless of the area of criminal... Read more

The risks posed by increased business costs and Brexit uncertainty

Published: 24th February 2017 - By: David Ward

This blog appeared on Infologue.com February 2017

Brexit continues to dominate the news agenda. At the same time rising business costs are starting to be felt. But what does this mean to the security industry? David Ward of Ward Security takes a look at what should we be doing in times of uncertainty.

Regardless of whether you are in favour of, or against the UK leaving the EU, on... Read more

Employing to strengthen counter-terrorism

Published: 27th January 2017 - By: David Ward

This blog appeared on Infologue.com January 2017

With the news that Manchester United have appointed a counter-terrorism chief, David Ward asks the question; will we see more appointments of this kind, and how will they fit into the wider counter-terrorism landscape.

It’s perhaps understandable that Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club, and indeed ... Read more