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first_imgIn the LabMemory transferred between snails, challenging standard theory of how the brain remembers “If he’s right, this would be absolutely earth-shattering,” said Tomás Ryan, an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, whose lab hunts for engrams, or the physical traces of memory. “But I don’t think it’s right.”advertisement @ushamcfarling NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. LOS ANGELES — UCLA neuroscientists reported Monday that they have transferred a memory from one animal to another via injections of RNA, a startling result that challenges the widely held view of where and how memories are stored in the brain.The finding from the lab of David Glanzman hints at the potential for new RNA-based treatments to one day restore lost memories and, if correct, could shake up the field of memory and learning.“It’s pretty shocking,” said Dr. Todd Sacktor, a neurologist and memory researcher at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. “The big picture is we’re working out the basic alphabet of how memories are stored for the first time.” He was not involved in the research, which was published in eNeuro, the online journal of the Society for Neuroscience.advertisement Many scientists are expected to view the research more cautiously. The work is in snails, animals that have proven a powerful model organism for neuroscience but whose simple brains work far differently than those of humans. The experiments will need to be replicated, including in animals with more complex brains. And the results fly in the face of a massive amount of evidence supporting the deeply entrenched idea that memories are stored through changes in the strength of connections, or synapses, between neurons. The results, said Glanzman, suggest that memories may be stored within the nucleus of neurons, where RNA is synthesized and can act on DNA to turn genes on and off. He said he thought memory storage involved these epigenetic changes — changes in the activity of genes and not in the DNA sequences that make up those genes — that are mediated by RNA.This view challenges the widely held notion that memories are stored by enhancing synaptic connections between neurons. Rather, Glanzman sees synaptic changes that occur during memory formation as flowing from the information that the RNA is carrying.“This idea is radical and definitely challenges the field,” said Li-Huei Tsai, a neuroscientist who directs the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tsai, who recently co-authored a major review on memory formation, called Glanzman’s study “impressive and interesting” and said a number of studies support the notion that epigenetic mechanisms play some role in memory formation, which is likely a complex and multifaceted process. But she said she strongly disagreed with Glanzman’s notion that synaptic connections do not play a key role in memory storage.Trinity College’s Ryan, like Glanzman, stands with a minority of neuroscientists — some call them rebels — who question the idea that memory is stored through synaptic strength. In 2015, Ryan was lead author of a Science paper with MIT Nobelist Susumu Tonegawa that showed memories could be retrieved even after synapse strengthening was blocked. Ryan said he is pursuing the idea that memories are stored through ensembles of neurons bound together by new synaptic connections, not by strengthening of existing connections.Ryan knows Glanzman and trusts his work. He said he believes the data in the new paper. But he doesn’t think the behavior of the snails, or the cells, proves that RNA is transferring memories. He said he doesn’t understand how RNA, which works on a time scale of minutes to hours, could be causing memory recall that is almost instantaneous, or how RNA could connect numerous parts of the brain, like the auditory and visual systems, that are involved in more complex memories. Glanzman knows his unceremonial demotion of the synapse is not going to go over well in the field. “I expect a lot of astonishment and skepticism,” he said. “I don’t expect people are going to have a parade for me at the next Society for Neuroscience meeting.”Even his own colleagues were dubious. “It took me a long time to convince the people in my lab to do the experiment,” he said. “They thought it was nuts.”Glanzman’s experiments — funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation — involved giving mild electrical shocks to the marine snail Aplysia californica. Shocked snails learn to withdraw their delicate siphons and gills for nearly a minute as a defense when they subsequently receive a weak touch; snails that have not been shocked withdraw only briefly.The researchers extracted RNA from the nervous systems of snails that had been shocked and injected the material into unshocked snails. RNA’s primary role is to serve as a messenger inside cells, carrying protein-making instructions from its cousin DNA. But when this RNA was injected, these naive snails withdrew their siphons for extended periods of time after a soft touch. Control snails that received injections of RNA from snails that had not received shocks did not withdraw their siphons for as long.“It’s as if we transferred a memory,” Glanzman said.Glanzman’s group went further, showing that Aplysia sensory neurons in Petri dishes were more excitable, as they tend to be after being shocked, if they were exposed to RNA from shocked snails. Exposure to RNA from snails that had never been shocked did not cause the cells to become more excitable. National Science Correspondent Usha covers the toll of Covid-19 as well as people and trends behind biomedical advances in the western U.S. Please enter a valid email address. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT By Usha Lee McFarling May 14, 2018 Reprints Recently, developmental biologist Michael Levin at Tufts has replicated McConnell’s experiments on headless worms under more controlled settings and thinks McConnell may have indeed been correct.Glanzman said one of McConnell’s students, Al Jacobson, demonstrated the transfer of memories between flatworms via RNA injections, coincidentally while an assistant professor at UCLA. The work was published in Nature in 1966 but Jacobsen never received tenure, perhaps because of doubts about his findings. The experiment was, however, replicated in rats shortly afterward.Glanzman learned about McConnell’s work — and his satirical journal “Worm Runner’s Digest” — while he was a psychology undergraduate at Indiana University but never took the results seriously. Now, while he’s still not convinced McConnell was exactly right about being able to transfer memories, he does think both McConnell and Jacobson were onto something.Working in the memory field can be tough for those who challenge the status quo. SUNY’s Sacktor, for example, has spent more than 25 years — despite the skepticism, rejection, and outright derision of fellow scientists — chasing down a single molecule, PKMzeta, that he believes is critical to the formation of long-term memories and may be connected to the RNA mechanisms that Glanzman has uncovered.The stakes in the field are high because memory is so key to our sense of self and many scientists feel understanding the workings of memory is something that should have been figured out by now. “It’s the last of the great 20th-century questions in biology,” Sacktor said. “Some aspect has made it difficult for neuroscientists to figure out.”The difficulty may be due in part to the overwhelming focus on synaptic strength. Some 12,000 papers have been published on synaptic strength without providing a good explanation for how memories are stored, Ryan noted, adding that he applauds Glanzman for opening up a new path, radical as it is, to explore.“The reality is we know so little about memory,” Ryan said. “I’m excited about any new vistas and avenues.” Leave this field empty if you’re human: But Glanzman said he is convinced RNA is playing a role that eclipses the synapse. In 2014, his lab showed that memories of shocks that had been lost in snails due to a series of experimental procedures could be recovered — but the synapse patterns that were lost with the memory reformed in random ways when the memories were recovered, suggesting memories were not stored there. Glanzman’s lab and others have also shown that long-term memory formation can be blocked by preventing epigenetic changes, even when synapse formation or strengthening is not altered.“Synapses can come and go, but the memory can still be there,” he said, saying he sees synapses as merely the “reflection of knowledge held in the nucleus.”Glanzman has studied memory for more than three decades. He did postdoctoral work with none other than Eric Kandel — the neuroscientist who shared the 2000 Nobel prize for research on Aplysia, probing the role of the synapse in memory — and he said he has spent most of his career believing that synaptic change was the key to memory storage.But he said a series of findings from other labs and his own in recent years have led him to start questioning the synaptic dogma. He calls himself “a recovering synaptologist.”The skepticism over Glanzman’s research may be in part because the work harkens back to an unnerving episode in science involving an unconventional psychologist, James V. McConnell, who spent years at the University of Michigan attempting to prove that something outside the brain — a factor he called “memory RNA” — could transfer memories. In the ’50s and ’60s, McConnell trained flatworms and then fed the bodies of trained worms to untrained worms. The untrained worms then appeared to exhibit the behavior of the trained worms they’d cannibalized, suggesting that memories were somehow transferred. He also showed that trained worms that were beheaded could remember their training after they grew new heads.Though the work was replicated by some other labs, McConnell’s work was largely ridiculed and is often described as a cautionary tale because so much time and money was spent by other labs trying, often unsuccessfully, to replicate the work. (McConnell died in 1990, five years after he’d been a target of the Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.) “I expect a lot of astonishment and skepticism. I don’t expect people are going to have a parade for me at the next Society for Neuroscience meeting.” Usha Lee McFarling Controversial study challenges scientific consensus that adult brains make new neurons Related: About the Author Reprints David Glanzman, UCLA STAT+: [email protected] Privacy Policy Tags neuroscienceresearchlast_img read more

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first_img Previous articleIn Pictures: Le Chéile Autism Unit in Portlaoise Educate Together openedNext articleFirst win for Crettyard, Park-Ratheniska continue winning run and all of tonight’s Laois GAA results Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Pinterest Rugby TAGSPortlaoiseSt Francis SchoolSt Paul’s NS WhatsApp Timeline emerges for demolition of vandalized Portlaoise primary school Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Community Twitter Pinterest Home News Community Timeline emerges for demolition of vandalized Portlaoise primary school NewsCommunity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining By Steven Miller – 19th April 2018 Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council The vacant building which was home to St Paul’s Primary School on the Borris Road in Portlaoise will be demolished in the coming months.The building has been idle since the students finished last June and moved to the new Holy Family schools in Aghnaharna just off the Stradbally Road in September- and has suffered significant vandalism and become a site for much anti-social behaviour over the last couple of months.At least two fires have been started at the building and as our photos taken earlier this week show, it has been vandalized beyond recognition.The building and site is owned by Portlaoise Parish – but they are giving it over to the Department of Education who will build a new school for St Francis School, who are currently based on the Timahoe Road in a building past its sell by date.Fr Paddy Byrne, chairman of the Board of Management in St Francis, has confirmed that the St Paul’s site will be handed over to the Department of Education on May 9, and the department will then formally tender and appoint someone to demolish it.It’s understood that the building will be knocked in June/July with the new build to start in the Autumn.It is hoped that students will be able to move into the purpose-built school by September 2019.SEE ALSO – Our guide to what’s on in Laois this weekendlast_img read more

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first_imgensure adequate distancing between customers and shop assistants in line with public health guidelinesonly let people into the store in small groups and ensure spaces are not crowed.manage queue control inside and outside the door to maintain necessary physical distance.all Essential Retail Outlets are encouraged to provide online services where that is possible and appropriate to minimise footfall.Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – Doctor in Portlaoise Hospital explains what it is like working in the Coronavirus outbreak Facebook Previous articleHappy Birthday to Dan Donoher as fundraising efforts continue for special treatmentNext articleSeanad Elections: Laois stud farm owner seeking to be a voice for rural Ireland LaoisToday Reporter Explained: The essential groups of workers, retail outlets and the reasons you will be allowed to leave your home opticians/optometristsretailers involved in the repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and bicycle repair and related facilities (tyre sales and repairs for example)hardware stores, builder’s merchants and stores that provide hardware products necessary for home and business maintenance, sanitation and farm equipment, supplies and tools essential for gardening/farming/agricultureretail sale of office products and services for individuals working from home and for businessesretailers providing electrical, IT and phone sales, repair and maintenance services for home.Physical distancing measures that must be adhered toEssential Retail Outlets must implement physical distancing measures:- Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date WhatsApp TAGSCoronavirus Facebook Electric Picnic News Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Pinterest Twitter Ireland is waking up to even stricter restrictions than before after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced details of a near lockdown on Friday night.As of midnight last night, everybody must stay at home, except in exceptional circumstances such as work and to get essential goods. His announcement came after the confirmed number of cases in Ireland increased by 302 (the largest single daily increase yet) to bring the total to 2,121. There have been 22 deaths in Ireland now in total.And following the Taoiseach’s announcement there will be an increased visibility of Gardaí on the streets who can intervene where outlets are not in compliance or where people are not adhering to the measures.An Garda Síochána now has more active members than ever following the fast-tracking of trainee Guards through the system. The force now has almost 15,000 active members, the largest number of sworn members in the history of the state.Sixteen new Gardai have been assigned to Laois-Offaly, a division with one of the highest number of new officers.The Taoiseach said that all public and private gatherings outside of a single household will be prohibited and all non-essential health services will be postponed. He also ordered that ‘Cocooning’ – a form of even stricter isolation – will be introduced for those over 70 years of age.Mr Varadkar said that all public transport and passenger travel will be restricted to workers only or people providing essential services, and no travel outside 2km from people’s own homes.These measures will continue until Easter Sunday, April 12.Though there may be some additions the following information has been detailed on the Department of Health website.The only allowances for people to leave their homes are:To go to, or home from, work (for essential services)To get foodTo get medicineFor “vital” family reasonsFor “brief” physical exercise – within 2km of your homeFor farming activities involved in the production of foodThe seven essential groups Seven key groups of people have been identified as essential to run the State and are exempt from the restrictions ordered by government.They are those involved in:Healthcare and social carePublic and civil serviceUtilitiesNecessary goods food and medicinesFinancial servicesTransportCommunications including journalistsEssential retail outlets(The list of non-retail services for which you can go to work hasn’t yet been published)1. Retail and wholesale sale of food, beverages and newspapers in non-specialised and specialised stores2. Retail sale of household consumer products necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residences and businesses3. Pharmacies/Chemists and retailers providing pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical or dispensing services4. Retail sale of selling medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores5. Fuel stations and heating fuel providers6. Retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding7. Laundries and Drycleaners8. Banks, Post Offices and Credit Unions9. Retail sale of safety supply stores (work clothes, Personal Protective Equipment, for example)Businesses that can only offer emergency call-out or delivery servicesIt is recognised that there may be emergency needs arising in a number of areas, the following retailers who can offer an emergency call-out or delivery service can continue to operate on that basis ONLY: Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th March 2020 Home News Community Explained: The essential groups of workers, retail outlets and the reasons you… NewsCommunitylast_img read more

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first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarNamgung Min Alien Substances Found at Cheonan Scene Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Namgung Min – 2010.04.30 6:13pm SHAREcenter_img The team investigating the Cheonan sinking continues to look for pieces of unusual metal or some other chemical indicators which can lead to the definitive truth of how the Cheonan was sunk, and a number of alien items have now been found. However, the providence of the evidence is hard to establish.Regarding one particular piece of metal found at the spot where the Cheonan went down, Minister of National Defense Kim Tae Young said on Friday, “It is a piece of aluminum, and it is not one of ours.”Speaking at a meeting of the National Defense Committee of the National Assembly, Kim was replying to a question from a ruling Grand National Party lawmaker about the results of the analysis of the collected evidence. According to Kim, “We have discovered that it is a different material from those on the ship.” In a report released by the Ministry of National Defense, also today, it was revealed, “Out of 549 pieces collected from the scene, 297 have been examined. Four pieces of metal and one piece of plastic have been confirmed as alien.” It continued, “Among another 143 pieces, analysis has not revealed chemical components on the surface.” The Ministry also revealed in the report, “It has not been confirmed where the four pieces of aluminum came from; the detection work is still going on.” Facebook Twitter News News News News last_img read more

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first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Roberto Castro shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Web.com Tour Finals’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Castro birdied the par-4 15th and 16th holes and closed with two pars to finish at 7-under 206 on Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The 30-year-old former Georgia Tech player has played the PGA Tour the last four seasons, but slipped to 188th in the FedEx Cup standings to drop into the series that replaced Q-school. The tournament is the third of four events for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points. The top 25 players on Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on series earnings, with Castro entering the week tied for 11th with $30,118. Last year, Eric Axley took the 25th card with $36,312. Harold Varner III, Robert Garrigus and Zack Fisher were tied for second at 5 under. Varner had a 66, Garrigus shot 67, and Fisher 69.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Mike Weir 04/12/2020 Password* Please Login LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Your Password Email* Chris Evans, a popular British radio DJ, used the term ‘cool chain’ on his national breakfast show on Thursday morning.Seeing no need to explain such industry jargon to listeners who were mostly busy getting their kids ready for school, shows how central logistics has become to the coronavirus story.Evans was, of course, discussing the operation underway in the UK to distribute the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, approved by British regulators on Wednesday. “People here are already receiving invitations to get the ... Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Resetlast_img read more

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first_imgComputer literate (MS office, database, Drupal, internet tools, social media); Tweet Managing multiple tasks. Experience in writing for the internet and social media;Experience in editing and updating website;Knowledge of event management;Excellent written, spoken and presentational skills in English; Other languages are an asset; Desirable requirements are as follows:Experience in working in a communications role e.g. advocacy, PR, journalism;Experience in writing resources and materials for advocacy, political activity, cycling media, voluntary groups etc.Knowledge of contact database management;Knowledge of EU institutions & decision making process;English as a native language; Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. November 20, 2015 Published by miro Strong networking skills (attending events, meetings etc.). PhD on Big Data, Democracy and Fundamental Rights in Belgium ← TigerCreate Adventure Book Competition Reddit RemunerationThe internship is remunerated by monthly salary of EUR 750. ECF offers a friendly and international office in the heart of the European Brussels. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and to demonstrate creativity, management skills and to work on advocacy and cycling related issues.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 25 November 2015. To apply please send a CV and short cover letter in English to Diane Auchapt ([email protected]). Selected applicants will be interviewed during the week of 30 of November at their office in Brussels or via Skype.For more information please visit the official website and read the official call. Paid Internship at European Cyclists Federation Access to Energy – Journalism Fellowship → LinkedIn 0 Share 0 Similar Stories EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATOR Deadline: 25 November 2015Open to: applicants experienced in updating  social media and websites with excellent written and spoken EnglishRemuneration: EUR 750 per monthDescriptionThe European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) is an umbrella federation for national cycling organisations (organisations which promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe. Its main goal is to promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation. ECF is looking for 2 motivated interns to join its team in Brussels.The chosen individuals will be part of the communication team and work on social media, contact management, writing for the web, data research, editing brochures, press relations, attending events etc. ETC foresees a 6 month paid and full time internship, to start asap and no later than January 2016.EligibilityAll applicants should meet following essential requirements: +1 Traineeships at the General Secretariat of the Council of European Union Pocketlast_img read more

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first_imgA counter terrorism seminar has given an insight into how to reduce the risks of an attack on transport businessesThere has been a growing increase in the use of vehicles as weapons, as seen in the attacks in Nice, Berlin and London.Last week (1 June) transport law solicitors Backhouse Jones hosted a Counter Terrorism Seminar in London, designed to inform operators of the risks, as well as how to prevent, avoid and prepare for terrorism incidents.The transport industry employs approximately 1.5 million people. ”You’re the fifth largest industry in the UK,” says Ian Jones, Director of Backhouse Jones.UK threat levelThe UK has five threat levels, from Low to Critical. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely. The level has not been lower than severe since 2014.Superintendent David Roney, Deputy National Coordinator Protect and Prepare (NCPP), said the threat level is likely to remain at Severe for the foreseeable feature.The threatsA government security advisor from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), gave an insight into the threats which you can encounter and advice on how to reduce the risks posed.He highlighted the transport sector’s importance part of the UK’s Critical Infrastructure.There are five styles of vehicle borne  IED threats:ParkedEncroachmentPenetrative impactDeceptionDuressCPNI’s website has advice on managing these threats, a subject called hostile vehicle mitigation.Protecting your sitesYou should be investing proportionally in security and where possible have security layers, he said, telling delegates to imagine an onion having its centre protected. If one layer is compromised then a hostile has further layers  to contend with.“Knowing people make mistakes, it’s good to have more than one layer of security just in case something fails,” says the government advisor.This approach to layers can be in the form of physical security, such as fencing, barriers,  detection systems, alarms, CCTV cameras and complementary personal security measures involving recruiting the right people, engendering a security culture into the organisation, or spotting and reporting hostile reconnaissance.Measures can be installed on vehicles and depots and  reviewing both your security hardware and procedures regularly, and not just when an incident occurs, will ensure optimum security.“Security costs money, but can save in the long run,” says Jonathon Backhouse, Director of Backhouse Jones. “Invest in training, security and insurance.”It’s important to be aware that an attack could occur, so it is recommended to make the necessary investments in your security early.Adding telematics and tracking to your fleets may help reduce incidents. With these live tracking devices, you may notice something unusual well before the incident. “Live tracking helps massively, but it needs to be monitored and acted on” says Jonathon.Assessing the risk“Could your vehicle or staff be involved? You as an employer and business have a duty of care and responsibility,” says James Backhouse, Director of Backhouse Jones.  Operators may want to consider terrorism insurance for added protection. James recommends that you check your policy as different insurers have different insurance conditions.There are things operators can do to raise awareness: Analyse the nature of the vehicle use, check vehicle locations and check staff. “These are things you’ll be doing already, but now you need to apply these to the idea of your vehicle being used in an attack,” says Mr Backhouse.Cyber awareness“Cyber-crime is just like all crimes. The intention is still to steal, hurt or damage someone or something, cyber-terrorism is the same,” says Supt Roney.Social media was discussed, and how important it is for you to be aware of what you or you staff are publishing, such as posting images that could be used by a hostile for planning an attack or crime against your premise or vehicles.“You need to have security oversight and be aware of what your corporate communications team are unwittingly disclosing. “You could be making yourself, your customers or sites vulnerable by what you are publishing.”Publishing strategically angled pictures to include elements of security – fencing in the background, a security guard and CCTV – in the picture, will highlight that you take security seriously. But be aware that the level of detail should not be so great that it helps hostiles.“Posting information online can put your personal safety and a business at risk,” says Simon Roberts of The National Counter Terrorism Security Office.Fail to plan, plan to fail“You can ensure that you can recover more effectively from an incident if you have a plan in advance,” says The Head of The National Counter Terrorism Security Office.Ultimately, by thinking ahead and making investments in security and training, you will be able to reduce risks of crimes to you, your business, your employees and your customers.It was said at the seminar: “The most dangerous thing you can do today is cross the road – but there’s a risk there, and there’s a risk of terrorism.”With an increase in vehicles being used as a weapon, it has now become evident that basic security systemy are no longer enough and that there is a growing need for added protection, such as extra insurance.It has also become clear that operators should be prepared for an attack, and while some may see it as being overly-prepared, this seminar highlighted that its best have all the measures in place – just incase – because although an attack may be unlikey, it could still happen.A vital point made on the day was that security is where health and safety was 25 years ago, showing that security measures need to be improved vastly and if everyone did their part in protecting themselves, it will become more strong and stable.Find out more: www.cpni.gov.uklast_img read more

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