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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Terrorists on the move: Vigilance is our defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

In recent weeks we have seen terror related incidents in Manchester, London, two in Melbourne and another in Paris this morning. The frequency is not unexpected given the war in Syria for ISIL is failing badly or has failed, depends who you listen too! This has now pushed these trained operatives into the civilian world where they can operate or influence the commencement of terrorist attacks directly or indirectly.   Regardless of your opinions on what is happening here, the fact is we are under attack and have been for some time. Many individuals, particularly Australians like to think this...

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Terrorism: Security Guards Trained

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

In the period January to June 2016 records indicate there have been at least 97 recognised terrorist attacks in the world. These have been of varying types, suicide bomber, shootings, detonated bombs etc. ISIS or persons indicating affiliation to this group are responsible for a large number of these attacks. These actions impact security all over the world regardless of whether there is a direct exposure to the incident itself. This impacts security risk and operations through the threat it poses. In response it requires an upgrading of security operatives to meet the challenge. Hence Strike Training has instituted its...

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Black Friday-Paris 2015

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Another senseless attack against a defenceless public, 129 people dead with the figure still rising. There have been many questions about the intelligence community in France and the ability of the terrorists to organise a coordinated attack such as this with little or no intervention from enforcement agencies. There are a number of answers as to why these agencies had a little or no chance but let's consider this. There are 64.9 million people in France with 12 million living in the Paris region which covers 4638 square miles. This equates to 56000 people per square mile. Without considering the...

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Frontline Terrorism Awareness Course (FTAC)

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Image Source: news.com.au The elevation of the Terrorism Threat level to 'High' and the recent raids conducted by NSW Police on terrorist related targets has made a significant impact on Australia and its security. These government resources are finite in that there is only a limited amount of security that can be provided to help secure business operations. Therefore it is incumbent on organisations to take some responsibility to secure their assets against acts of terrorism. During the past 12 months Strike Training and Consulting have created a one day FTAC program for frontline staff i.e. retail operators, security officers,...

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