Police will continually review security arrangements for Thursday s upcoming Little Mix concert up until the show begins, according to police chiefs. Armed police are expected throughout the city on the day of the concert, but Chief Inspector Nicola Russell said gig attendees should not be alarmed at the sight of officers with weapons. Ms Russell did not have a figure on the number of armed police which could be in attendance, and advised fans to arrive in plenty1 of time for the concert and to allow time for pick-up also.
Chief Inspector Nicola Russell, Dundee s Local Policing Area Commander.
Thursday s sell-out concert will see 11,000 music fans descend on Slessor Gardens and despite the poor weather forecast, expectations are high the show will be a success for the city. Although no figure has been finalised, the series of summer concerts which kicked off in May with reggae-rockers UB402 will bring in millions of pounds for the city s economy, according to city centre manager Sarah Craig. Extra security arrangements have been put in place as a result of the increased threat of terrorist related activity, with all bags being brought into the venue due to be searched.
Organisers have advised gig-goers to only bring a bag if it is really necessary, to help alleviate possible delays as a result of extra security searches.
Chief Inspector Nicola Russell, Dundee s Local Policing Area Commander, and Dundee City Council s City Centre Manager Sarah Craig.
Chief Inspector Russell said: Our security plans for this Thursday s concert are continually under review and will remain so until the concert takes place.
We will be taking into account factors including weather and traffic and we have a dedicated event team, with a dedicated event commander who will work closely with our security partners.
There are armed police in the city at the time of the event, but if you do see them do not be alarmed . They are their for your safety, and our prime objective will be to see people arrive at the concert safely and remain safe.
This is a massive event for the city and we want people to have a good time . We are here to look after people and make sure everyone remains safe.
If anyone has any worries or concerns, then I would say for them to approach officers on the day and make them aware.
There will be extra security throughout the event, including at the collection points, so make sure and give yourself extra time to reach the pick up points.
The next big update to Windows 10 Creators Edition is out in the Fall1 and Redmond is hyping up its security chops. For a start, we’re told Windows Defender will be extended from client to Microsoft’s server operating systems . In addition, Redmond is adding Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Application Guard to the security suite and updating its Device Guard and Defender Antivirus software. Exploit Guard is basically Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) security software reworked for the new operating system . Last year Microsoft was forecasting the death of EMET, but now it appears it has listened to advice from its users2 and security experts3 that the code should be retained.
“We love EMET so much we built it fully into Windows 10,” Rob Lefferts, director of the Windows and Devices Group, told The Register. “Everything you could do with EMET you can do with Exploit Guard.”
Exploit Guard will come with new rules designed to detect unauthorized system access, and will take advice from Microsoft’s security center in real time . Redmond even says it will protect against zero day exploits. Application Guard is designed to work with the browser to detect whether local users have downloaded or installed code that they shouldn’t . The new code will lock any infection onto a local machine to stop it spreading, and notify the security team that something has gone seriously amiss.
Device Guard is getting an upgrade and uses whitelisting to keep dodgy software off PCs . Lefferts said that Microsoft is working with developers to constantly update the whitelists and ensure that legitimate code will run without a problem. On the pure antivirus side, IT admins running Defender will get a new security analytics screen that will use data from all Microsoft customers to advise on potential or incoming threats . APIs will also be released so third-party app vendors can use the same information to secure their apps.
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FOOTBALL supporters mingled with armed cops at Hampden as police threw up a ring of steel around the national stadium.
Glasgow was on high alert with increased security measures for yesterday s World Cup qualifier between Scotland and England. A police helicopter circled overhead as fans made their way to the game, while armed police were stationed outside the stadium. Police could also be spotted on the roof of Hampden keeping a watchful eye from vantage points.
Fans were searched at outer cordons surrounding the stadium to ensure only ticket holders were in the immediate area. Supporters had been urged to arrive early to allow time for additional bag checks. Security messages broadcast at train stations asking people to be vigilant of anything suspicious held greater significance following the terror attacks in London and Manchester.
Meanwhile, electronic boards warned passengers to expect extra security checks and an alcohol ban ahead of the clash, which ended in a 2-2 draw. British Transport Police Chief John McBride had said there would be a zero tolerance approach towards any anti-social or criminal behaviour. He said: Our policing operation will stretch the breadth of the nation and will involve a large number of officers.
Ahead of the Group F game, raging Scotland yobs took to Facebook to taunt England fans and issue vicious threats of violence but thankfully, there was no sign of trouble around the stadium before kick-off and fans welcomed the additional security. Scotland supporter James Bruce, 32, from Edinburgh said: Security is obviously heavier than you would expect, but given what s happened, it s understandable. England fan Terry Moore, 49, from Essex, said: There s a considerable police presence.
It s understandable . There s the usual football issues and the over and above security issues at the moment.
Meanwhile, Londoners last night demonstrated their resilience, unity and defiance one week on from the London Bridge terror attack by enjoying their Saturday night in the capital. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said one of the greatest things about the capital is how we pull together in the face of adversity . The mayor said: London is open . Our resilience, unity and defiance of those evil individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life will never change.
As we mark one week on from the appalling attack, we are coming together to raise money for the victims and their families.
I urge all Londoners to do what they can to support this appeal and show the world that we are city that will never be divided or cowed by terrorism.
His comments came as a police officer gave a grim and disturbing account of arriving at the bridge. Inspector Jim Cole, one of the first officers to respond to Borough Market, said: From updates on the radio, we were aware that people had got out the van and were attacking people in the market.
But we didn t know if they were armed, how many there were, or what the situation was. He and his team managed to get around 200 people to the safety of a pub cellar.
People coming running out of the market were in a state of panic lots of screaming, Mr Cole said.
So I literally just grabbed hold of as many as we could and directed them into the basement of the bar .
I felt that was as reasonably safe a place as we had at that moment, rather than roaming the streets. He said he could hear his colleagues over the radio in quite a state of distress as they desperately called for ambulances.
On the radio, I could hear officers up at London Bridge and outside the Mudlark who were doing CPR and they were calling for ambulances urgently, he said.
I would describe it as pandemonium, really. The married father-of-three said the incident was the worst he has seen in 18 years as a policeman.
I ve dealt with things over the years, but it was the sheer scale of it all, he added .
I think I just went into autopilot. It has emerged the murderers tried to hire a 7.7 ton truck to enhance their killing spree but ringleader Khuram Butt s payment was declined. Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, also armed themselves with pink ceramic 6 supermarket bought knives.