On 19 May the US Attorney General charged five officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) with maliciously accessing the networks of six American companies and stealing intellectual property. The 56-page indictment, which features 31 counts, alleges that Wang Dong, Gu Chunhui (also known by their online profile names “UglyGorilla” and “KandyGoo” respectively), Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, and Huang Zenyu, are allegedly responsible for cyber espionage against US firms dating back to 2006. The men belong to PLA Unit 61398, which is thought to be based on the Datong Road in Shanghai’s Pudong area. The indictment has been issued from the Western District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Westinghouse, Solarworld AG, US Steel, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated,United Steelworkers, and Alcoa Incorporated, which all have locations in the district, though it also refers to victims elsewhere in the US.
As the individuals concerned are extremely unlikely to be extradited, the indictment largely serves as a symbolic gesture – particularly with regard to the release of “Wanted” posters for the five individuals. Regardless, this latest development marks a significant escalation
I’ve just got back from Birmingham where I ran workshop for Phoenix Group PLC’s Close Protection Operative (CPO) training course.
There was an excellent dynamic in the room with trainees putting together the final pieces of portfolio work, and, frankly, fatigued by an intensive and impressive programme of drills and learning from the organisers, including former Royal Household protection officer Paul Brown.
The two sessions I led (‘organisational resilience’, then ‘organisational intelligence’) were designed to put attendees into the mind’s eye of a multinational business or organisation. Indeed the only CP work I have carried out since the London Olympics has been for well-established multinationals who take most seriously care and welfare around their own employees and clients.
Little within the present Security Industry Authority CP core skills curriculum
CSARN Director and Co-Founder, Richard Bingley, is recruiting potential Higher Education students from working environments in business, NGOs and public sector agencies, for security and business continuity-related Higher Education courses beginning in September and October 2014.
With students based in more than thirty countries around the world, including hostile and complex environments, Bucks New University (BNU) runs successful degree and postgraduate programmes designed to enable security practitioners to widen competencies and deepen workplace expertise. Richard is also a Senior Lecturer at the fast-growing BNU Security and Resilience Department.
Richard Bingley said:
“Such courses are a ‘win win’ for both businesses and employers. Employers receive a number of significant benefits including nurturing and retaining highly analytical, professionalised, in-house security leaders. Likewise, employees and
The ten-year sentencing of a man found guilty of terrorism offences has highlighted the threat posed by individual extremist actors in the UK. Ian Forman, 42, was initially charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist attacks late last year after a police raid on his home revealed explosives, Nazi paraphernalia and a threatening series of homemade videos. Evidence also pointed towards Forman’s efforts to research a number of potential targets, including the Penny Lane Mosque in Wavertree and the Shah Jalal Mosque in Birkenhead.