UN Migration Agency Adopts New Mobile-based Staff Security System developed with CENTRIC

This week the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, adopted an innovative new staff security system across IOM missions worldwide. The new system was jointly developed by IOM’s Staff Security Unit and the Media and Communications Division in collaboration with CENTRIC (C3RI’s Centre of Excellence for Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime). With the Security Communications and […]

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C3RI’s CENTRIC announce the launch of Yorkshire Cyber, in collaboration with Stuart Hyde Associates

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C3RI’s Centre for Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) have announced the launch of Yorkshire Cyber, a collaboration with Stuart Hyde Associates to develop cyber resilience for SMEs across the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Yorkshire Cyber recognises that cyber-security support is often aimed at larger companies with conferences and events held in city centres. This reduces […]

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Researcher Blog by Jonathan Saunders and Helen Grantham of CENTRIC: Unpacked Refugee and Virtual Reality at UNICEF Headquarters in New York

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About the authors Jonathan Saunders is a researcher and developer based in C3RI’s Centre for Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC). Jonathan’s research focuses on the development of mobile, PC and serious games. He is currently working on the AUGGMED program as a serious games developer working with virtual and mixed reality solutions to remote, multi-agency […]

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CENTRIC present the TENSOR ‘DarkNet’ project to UNESCO

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Tony Day, researcher and software developer in C3RI’s Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) was in Paris last week to present the Technical Aspects of the Dark Web to UNESCO.  The TENSOR project was presented briefly as an example. Tony was invited to present to the Intergovernmental Council for the Information for All Programme (IFAP) and the Knowledge […]

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Researcher Blog by Jonathan Saunders: ‘Serious Games’ at Counter Terror Expo 2017

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About the author Jonathan Saunders is a Serious Games Researcher in CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime).  He is currently working on the AUGGMED project which uses a virtual and mixed reality environment to deliver training to a range of agencies dealing with terror threat scenarios.   Jonathan recently showcased AUGGMED at the 2017 Counter […]

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United Nations Migration Agency and CENTRIC launch new global security app

Last week saw the launch of SCAAN (Security Communications and Analysis Network) a mobile phone app designed to enhance the safety and security of the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff while deployed in some of the world’s most challenging environments. SCAAN was launched by IOM’s Global Head of Staff Security Willie Wairoa-Harrison, Community Engagement Programme Manager Amy Rhoades and […]

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Community Policing – A European Perspective – Professor Babak Akhgar (Eds)

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Title: Community Policing – A European Perspective: Strategies, Best Practices and Guidelines Editors: P. Saskia Bayerl, Rusa Karlovic, Babak Akhgar and Garik Markarian Publisher: Springer International Publishing Publication date: 12 Jun 2017 Number of pages: 271 ISBN-13: 978-3319533957 Series Title: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications This is the first edited collection from the Unity project. The book presents […]

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CENTRIC Crisis Management Tool featured by UN Migration Agency

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Towards the end of last year, members of the CENTRIC team travelled to The Philippines to work alongside the United Nations International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to carry out a live field text exercise of their new crisis communication technology.  IOM have now released a short film showing the benefits of CENTRIC‘s Security Communications and Analysis Network (SCAAN) project which creates a […]

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Application of Social Media in Crisis Management – Professors Babak Akhgar and David Waddington (Eds)

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Title: Application of Social Media in Crisis Management Editors: Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth, David Waddington Publisher: Springer International Publishing Publication date: 10 Apr 2017 Number of pages: 254 ISBN-13: 978-3319524184 Series Title: Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications One of the key outputs of the Athena project. The book explores how socio-technical […]

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Prof Simon Andrews invited to talk about Detecting Organised Crime on Social Media

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Professor Simon Andrews, the Technical Lead for CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence for Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research) was invited to speak at University of Sheffield Information School (iSchool) where he gave a talk entitled: Organised Crime and Social Media: detecting and corroborating weak signals of Human Trafficking online. The talk described an approach for detecting the presence or emergence of Organised Crime […]

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