SECURITY – PATROL ROBOTS IN YOUR COMPANY SOON ?

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keywords: security, security agents, video surveillance, patrol, robotics. Controlling physical access of a company or a sensitive part of the company such as an open space while ensuring access ease and fluidity is a challenge that is sometimes difficult to meet. The difficulty of controlling everyone all the time often leads to the creation of “hard” checkpoints such as portals or security airlocks that slow down the flow of people, lengthen the queues and can therefore endanger people. In the opposite excess, the removal of these hard control points in order…

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PRIVATE SECURITY – PERIPHERAL PERIMETRIC COMPARTMENTED

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keywords: peripheral, perimetric, compartmented, security, fire safety, intrusion, video surveillance, security guards, security agents. Securing a place has always been a challenge. It is indeed easier to attack than to defend; The attacker knows when he will attack, how he will attack and with what, he has all the information. While the defense has none, it does not know when, where, nor how. It must therefore be ready for any type of attack and above all must be permanently ready, vigilance must be constant which is not in human nature….

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PRIVATE SECURITY – PERIPHERAL PERIMETRIC VOLUMETRIC

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keywords: peripheral, perimetric, volumetric, security, video surveillance, security guards, security agents. Securing a place has always been a challenge. It is indeed easier to attack than to defend; The attacker knows when he will attack, how he will attack and with what, he has all the information. While the defense has none, it does not know when, where, nor how. It must therefore be ready for any type of attack and above all must be permanently ready, vigilance must be constant which is not in human nature. It is then…

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SECURITY LUXEMBOURG – REMOVABLE POSTS EVERYWHERE SOON?

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keywords: securing the city, removable posts, concrete blocks, luxembourg. At a time when cities are one after the other the target to ram car attacks, it is necessary to take this risk into account in the urban organisation/planning. While the safety of the Schueberfouer was inadequate, at least at its start in the absence of an efficient concrete block system, Luxembourg City has much better secured the following events. In order to sustain the urban security system in time, the Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider reveals today that discussions…

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FIREFIGHTERS LUXEMBOURG – CIS SCHENGEN GETS 5 VEHICLES

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keywords: fire and rescue center, schengen, firemen, firefighters, cgdis, luxembourg. Without waiting for the full installation of the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) scheduled soon, the country’s rescue services are reorganising in order to increase efficiency. This is the case for the three volunteer fire brigades of Schengen, Burmerange and Wellenstein as well as the Schengen Civil Protection which have gathered to allow the pooling of equipment and the presence of a permanent guard. The fire and rescue center of Schengen municipality has received five new intervention vehicles: –…

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SECURITY – WHEN VIDEO SURVEILLANCE BECOMES VIDEO PROTECTION

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keywords: cctv, video surveillance, video protection, cameras, burglary, luxembourg. Faced with threats to people and goods that are more present every day, the need for protection is only increasing. And while the role of the human being in monitoring its own environment is a major asset in terms of security, it does not appear sufficient to eliminate all the threats that surround it. The automation of surveillance by technology is then a valuable help, that is what gives us video surveillance. While Nice is the city of France where the…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE PRIVATE SECURITY CONTINUOUSLY GROWING

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keywords: private security, security guard, telemonitoring, telesurveillance, teleprotection, video protection, luxembourg. Luxembourg is one of the safest countries in the world and we welcome it. People are living and working in the Grand Duchy with a feeling of security that few countries know. While threats of all types are increasing in neighboring countries, Luxembourg does not seem impacted. And when we talk about security of goods, facilities and people, private security is an important part of the system. Security agents, telemonitoring and teleprotection, the private security market is multiple. The…

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CATTENOM – CHALLENGE OF ENERGIES – CHILDREN ACTIVITIES

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keywords: cattenom, challenge of energies, animations for children. The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant will offer workshops and activities for children from 6 to 12 years old at the end of July and end of August. Children accompanied by parents will be welcomed at the Public Information Center for an afternoon full of discoveries on Wednesday, July 26 and Wednesday, August 30, 2017, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Children will have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops about energies! Information and registration with the visiting agents at 00 33…

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LUXEMBOURG – SERIES OF BURGLARIES DURING HOLIDAYS

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keywords: burglary, summer holidays, grand ducal police, luxembourg. The Grand Ducal Police reported that three burglaries took place between 13 July and 14 July in the morning throughout the country. Larochette: a burglary took place rue de Medernach, the burglars entered through the glass door at the back of the house. Luxembourg: on the basis of video surveillance recording the absent owner realized remotely that a burglary occurred in his house located rue de Trêves in Cents and was able to call the neighbors for verification and then the Police….

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ENERGY LUXEMBOURG – NINE DAYS OF OIL STRATEGIC RESERVES

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keywords: strategic reserves, energy independence, luxembourg. “The storage capacity available on the national territory only allows 8 to 9 days of security storage on the national territory. ” It is this shocking statement the the Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider made today. While a European directive requires States member to have 90 days of reserve, these strategic reserves in Luxembourg are delegated to importers who store petroleum products abroad, in France, Belgium and Germany. Judging this situation “not desirable” especially in case of a crisis, a national agency for the…

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DEFENSE 2025 ROADMAP – BUDGET HIKE AND AMBITIOUS STRATEGY

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keywords: defense 2025 roadmap, francine closener, d’arméi, luxembourg. After the great success of the Open Door at Diekirch Military Center last Sunday, Defense Secretary Francine Closener presented today the “Guidelines of the Luxembourg Defense to 2025 and beyond”. The increase of the military budget, the recruitment strategy, the purchase of monitoring drones, but that’s not all. Reminding the efforts made since 2014 to increase the share of the military budget in GDP and the future efforts to be made in the new NATO missions, the following guidelines are announced: Confirmation…

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ROAD SAFETY – FRANCOIS BAUSCH IN JUNGLINSTER

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keywords: Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, junglinster, luxembourg. As part of Minister Bausch’s series of road safety discussion meetings, the public is invited to attend a road safety discussion evening on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Gaston Multipurpose Center Stein (1, Craft and Trade Zone, L-6131 Junglinster). An open discussion in which any suggestions, ideas or complaints about the subject can be expressed. Program: Welcome by the Mayor Short presentation Wat kënne mir bei Iech a Punkto Stroossesécherheet verbesseren? Wéi soll Ären ëffentleche Raum am…

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ROAD SAFETY – TESLA STOCKS PLUNGE ON SAFETY RISKS

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keywords: tesla motors, electric cars, electric mobility. While a recently published German study severely damaged the ecological side of electric cars, today it is an American firm that denounces the risks that run the Tesla Model S to its occupants. According to this firm the seat belt of the flagship model of luxury brand would be too ample and too rigid and would not provide sufficient security to the occupants of the car. While Tesla claims to be the “most reliable car builder” this news is badly appreciated on Wall…

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CATTENOM – PRODUCTION UNIT NUMBER 1 BACK IN OPERATION

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keywords: cattenom nuclear power plant, edf, luxembourg. EDF Cattenom informs on Thursday that production unit number 1 is connected again from 06 am on Thursday, July 6, 2017 to the French national electricity grid after a replacement of the transformer pole. The production unit was stopped on May 19. The four production units are therefore fully operational. Electrical consumption peaks occur in periods of very cold weather or, on the contrary, due to high heat, in particular because of the electricity need for air conditioning. Share this page with:

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – «BAMBESCH» PLAYGROUND IS OPEN

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keywords: health luxembourg, eichenprozessionsspinner, oak processionary, bambësch, luxembourg. The City of Luxembourg announces today that the “Bambësch” children’s playground is open again. This playground had to be closed on the 30 June due to the presence of oak processionaries (“Eichenprozessionsspinner”) that put visitors health at risk. The City of Luxembourg made a specialised in the matter company intervene and confirms that there is no risk for humans and animals anymore. Share this page with:

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JUSTIN BIEBER CARDIFF CONCERT – MAN WITH MACHETE ARRESTED

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keywords: justin bieber, cardiff concert, machete attack. After the drama that happened after the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester late May, that are two men who have been arrested tonight after an alleged machete incident outside the queues for tonight’s Justin Bieber concert venue in Cardiff. According to witness, machete-wielding man shouted he would “chop all Muslims up’. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – FIREFIGHTERS HIRING AND NEW AMBULANCES

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keywords: cgdis, ambulances, firemen, luxembourg. In the context of the reform of the rescue services leading to the creation of the Grand-Ducal Fire and Rescue Corps (CGDIS) in 2018, Interior Minister Dan Kersch and the Administration of Rescue Services confirmed yesterday 29 June 2017 that the Fire and Ambulance Service of the City of Luxembourg and the Administration of the Rescue Services decided to acquire twelve new-generation ambulances. Moreover, after the recruitment of 22 new staff members during the last months within the Administration of the Rescue Services, 50 additional…

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – «BAMBESCH» PLAYGROUND CLOSED

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keywords: health luxembourg, eichenprozessionsspinner, oak processionary, bambësch, luxembourg. For precaution reasons the City of Luxembourg decided to temporarily close the “Bambësch” children’s playground due to the presence of oak processionaries (“Eichenprozessionsspinner”). If the oak processionaries can damage the trees by completely gnawing the foliage, the risks to health and hygiene for humans can not be neglected. Indeed, the caterpillars have many hollow hairs with barbs which are dispersed over long distances by air flows, especially in hot and dry weather, and which can penetrate the skin of humans or animals,…

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LUXEMBOURG – FOX SPREAD AND PUBLIC HEALTH RISK

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keywords: hunting ban, foxes, echinococcosis, public health, luxembourg. Since the fox hunting ban in Luxembourg in 2015, many have observed the return of foxes in the cities, especially in residential areas bordering forests. In addition to the safety problems that may arise (let us not forget that the fox is a wild animal), there are also public health issues, as wild animals are carriers of diseases. The fox can indeed transmit a parasitic disease: echinococcosis. Alveolar echinococcosis is a serious disease that develops slowly, mainly in the liver, over 15…

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ROAD SAFETY – CHILDREN BIKE HELMET NOT MANDATORY PART 2

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keywords: road safety, children, bicycle, helmet, petition, luxembourg. Road safety in Luxembourg is one of the government priorities with ambitious targets in terms of reducing the number of road victims, which are in the process of being achieved. That is why the unwillingness of the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures François Bausch to make the bicycle helmet for children mandatory made a big noise. Although responsibility for child safety rests primarily with their parents, such an obligation would have had the advantage of danger raising awareness. In a joint response…

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SECURITY – APPLE WORKS WITH HERTZ ON AUTONOMOUS CARS

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keywords: road safety, apple, google, avis budget, google. After the surprise announcement on Monday afternoon of the management by Avis-Budget of the autonomous cars from Google-Alphabet, it is in this early evening in Europe that Hertz announces that it will manage the autonomous cars of Apple . This concerns 6 vehicles for Apple and 600 for Google. Hertz and Avis-Budget share prices are up 10% on Wall Street. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – SHOTS FIRED AT NOTRE DAME DE PARIS CATHEDRAL

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keywords: cathedral notre dame de paris, terrorism, police, france. Gunfire was heard this afternoon near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in the heart of the French capital. A man allegedly attacked a Policeman in the forecourt of the Cathedral with a hammer, the Policeman opened fire on the perpetrator who did not die. Panic scenes seen on the forecourt. 4:45 The Prefecture of Police locks down the neighborhood. The police evacuate the square. 4:50 The assailant is wounded by bullets (still alive). 5:00 900 visitors are inside the Cathedral and…

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APPLE WWDC – NO NOTIFICATIONS WHILE DRIVING ON iOS11

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keywords: apple, iphone, ipad, ios 11, road safety. At the Apple developer conference today in San Francisco, the introduction of the new mobile operating system iOS 11 available this fall brings a great novelty in terms of road safety. When the owner of an iPhone or iPad is detected driving, iOS 11 proposes that notifications be cancelled so the driver is not distracted or tempted to look at the screen of the device and therefore remains focused on the road. This technical improvement is allowed by detecting the connection of the iDevice to…

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CATTENOM – AN HELICOPTER OVERFLYING NUCLEAR PLANT

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The EDF operator of the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant reports this afternoon an helicopter overflying the Nuclear Plant as part of an exercise. This morning the detection of a smoke had triggered the intervention of firemen. The Cattenom Power Plant is located just 9 kms away from the Luxembourg border. Share this page with

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CATTENOM – FIREFIGHTERS INTERVENTION AFTER SMOKE ALERT

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keywords: cattenom, nuclear power station, firemen, france. EDF, which operates the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, communicates this morning on the intervention of French firefighters and the absence of any risk on the safety of the installation: “On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 am, a fire alarm was detected in the Nuclear Auxiliary building of production unit No. 2, currently in operation. EDF teams immediately went to the site to carry out the first gestures And confirmed the release of smoke, the firefighters were called in accordance with our procedures….

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LUXEMBOURG – SAFETY WARNING ON HAND SPINNERS

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keywords: hand spinner, safety, security, customs, luxembourg. On Wednesday morning, the Luxembourg Government is releasing a warning issued by the Luxembourg Institute for Standardization, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS) concerning the now famous “hand spinners”. The institute warns the public against the lack of compliance to toy-specific standards on many of these little toys that are popular with children (and sometimes also with adults). It is necessary that the “CE” mark is present on the packaging, proof of compliance with the safety standards set up by the European…

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MINISTER ASSELBORN IN INDONESIA PROMOTES EMERGENCY.LU

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keywords: jean asselborn, diplomatic visit, indonesia, emergency.lu, luxembourg. Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn was in a working visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, from 29 to 30 May at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Minister Retno Marsudi. At the end of these two days, Luxembourg Government states that “During his meeting, Minister Asselborn presented the satellite telecommunication platform emergency.lu, which can be deployed by air in the event of a humanitarian or natural disaster. Public-private partnership, based on Luxembourg know-how and skills, emergency.lu could prove to be of particular…

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ROAD SAFETY – CHILDREN BIKE HELMET NOT MANDATORY

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keywords: road safety, children, bicycle, helmet wearing, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Minister of Health confirm that the use of bicycle helmets for children is not mandatory and will not be compulsory in Luxembourg. According to statistics from the Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch and the Centre Hospitalier du Nord, in 2015, 14,368 cases of trauma were recorded in children aged under 16, of which 242 (1.7%) came from a bicycle accident. Nevertheless, the two Ministers underline: “The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, taking into account…

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FRANCE – DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES TRANSPORT ON STRIKE

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keywords: strike, cgt union, truck drivers, gazoline, france. The CGT union calls on drivers of dangerous substances (fuel, gas, chemicals) to strike nationally from Friday, May 26, 2017. The date of end of social movement is not communicated. Strikes in transport (road transport) of fuels can lead to shortages, so please take precautions. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – NO GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS (OFFICIAL)

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. The Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch confirms today that mega-trucks are and will remain prohibited to traffic on the Grand Duchy roads. The question of authorizing this type of transport was asked because since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands authorize the mega-trucks motorway traffic, Germany also authorizes mega-trucks (also called “gigaliners” or “Euro-Combis “) on half of its motorway network. The Minister reminds that the European Union regulations prohibits mega-trucks and that Luxembourg had always opposed it, since the Grand Duchy policy is to promote…

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ARIANA GRANDE SUSPENDS HER TOUR AFTER DEADLY ATTACK

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05:00 Ariana Grande announces the suspension of its world tour after the attack during its British concert outside the Manchester Arena which results in so far 19 deaths and many injured. The current investigation focuses on suicide bombing. Terrorist(s) was waiting for people outside the Arena after the concert. 08:00 British Police confirm the suicide bombing attack. They announce 22 fatalities. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – FESSENHEIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SOON CLOSED

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keywords: nuclear power plant, edf, france, president macron, minister Hulot. The closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant was an election campaign engagement of the future President Hollande in 2012. But its closure did not finally take place during its 5-year mandate. The new President Macron takes over this commitment on his own account. In a televised interview, the new Minister in charge of Ecologigal Transition Nicolas Hulot confirmed the closure of the nuclear plant, the oldest in France. The Minister nevertheless insisted on taking into account the human element, the…

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LUXEMBOURG – WILL FIREFIGHTERS HAVE THEIR MUSEUM ?

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keywords: firemen, rescue, civil security, museum, luxembourg. The Grand Duchy Fire Department does not have a museum so far. But it seems that the government is preparing the creation of a firefighters museum in Luxembourg. To be sure, the national representation asks the question to the Minister of the Interior Dan Kersch with a parliamentary question on Tuesday 16 May. MP Max Hahn (DP) reminds that firefighters store old vehicles and various objects related to their activity in halls in Leudelange and Colmar-Berg. The MP asks the Minister: “Does the Minister consider the construction of a…

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ROAD SAFETY – MINIMAL DISTANCE WHEN OVERTAKE BIKES

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keywords: road safety, highway code, minimum distance, luxembourg. Road safety is a priority in Luxembourg with an ambitious goal to halve the number of road fatalities by 2020. Many initiatives are in the direction of greater safety on our roads: speed reduction in built-up areas and speed ​​checks. And among the killed and injured on the roads of Luxembourg, 23% are cyclists. Their security is therefore a particularly sensitive issue that concerns the national representation. In a parliamentary question on May 11, 2017, MP Josée Lorsché (dei gréng) asked the Minister…

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CYBER ATTACKS – ENGLISH HOSPITALS TARGETED IN LARGE SCALE

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keywords: cyberattacks, hospitals, england, ransomware. After the recent attacks on the servers of Luxembourg state and then Cedexis infrastructure triggering the main French press sites offline for one hour, it is now the English hospitals to undergo a large-scale computer attack. This attack is of the “ransomware” type, messages appear on the screens of the computers indicating that the “computers are now in the hands of the pirates and that to unlock the situation one has to pay”. Some hospitals are forced to divert emergencies to other hospitals, or postpone…

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CYBER ATTACKS – MAIN PRESS WEBSITES IN FRANCE UNAVAILABLE

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keywords: cyber attack, ddos, cyber-security, press, france. After the massive attacks on the Luxembourg State servers, several French press websites such as Le Monde, Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, 20 Minutes, L’Obs were unavailable for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The cause is an IT attack, not to these titles directly, but to their IT provider. The situation was back to normal at 17:40. Cedexis company is the provider (a sort of web control tower that routes traffic based on network overload) that suffered a large DDOS attack. The main French media sites are…

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LUXEMBOURG – OUR OIL STRATEGIC RESERVES ARE LOCATED ABROAD

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keywords: strategic reserves, energy independence, luxembourg. The question of energy independence is a matter for all countries. Particularly in the case of electricity and oil, the supply must be ensured, particularly in a crisis situation. In reply to a parliamentary question, Economy Minister Etienne Schneider informs/reminds the national representation that in accordance with Luxembourg law it is the oil importers who decide the location of the oil strategic stocks. Today these stocks are located in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. However, the Minister states that it would be preferable…

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POLICE – THE REFUGEES TRIGGERED 100 INTERVENTIONS IN 3 MONTHS

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keywords: refugees, police, #jesoutienslapolice, luxembourg. The answer to the question of whether refugees and international protection seekers are involved in a large number of interventions by the Grand Ducal Police is yes. In reply to the parliamentary question from MPs Diane Adehm and Gilles Roth (CSV) who wanted to know the number of Police interventions during the first three months of the year triggered by refugees, the Minister of Internal Security Etienne Schneider replied about a hundred (one per day Saturdays and Sundays included, editor’s note). However, he said that these interventions…

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LUXEMBOURG – GIGALINERS ON OUR HIGHWAYS SOON?

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keywords: road safety, mega-trucks, luxembourg. A gigaliner (mega-truck) is a vehicle that is more than 18.75 meters long and weighs over 44 tons. These huge trucks consist of a truck tractor to which a semi-trailer and a trailer are hung up. They are also called “euro-combis”. Since 2016 Belgium and the Netherlands have authorized the motorway traffic to mega-trucks. The authorization gradually extends to half of the German motorway network. It is in this context that the MP Claudia Dall’Agnol (LSAP) asks the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure what is/will be in…

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LUXEMBOURG – ARE THE AIRPLANE PILOTS OVERTIRED?

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keywords: aviation safety, cargolux, luxair, luxembourg. Aviation safety is a pillar of our economies, it is a priority in the Grand Duchy as the Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures reminds us in answering two parliamentary questions. Roger Negri (LSAP MP) in the Parliamentary Question 2838 reminds that the Luxembourg pilots working for freight companies declare to work in a state of excessive fatigue. This phenomenon would primarily affect air cargo companies and low-cost carriers. For example, 83 per cent of Luxembourg pilots working for an air cargo company reportedly flew…

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WEIRD – SECURITY BADGE IMPLANTED UNDER THE SKIN

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keywords: rfid chip, security badge, weird. Charity begins at home. It is this adage put into practice by a Belgian marketing company by making the buzz for itself. In fact, to combat the loss of the access badge of its employees, this company decided to replace the security badge with an RFID chip that it decided to implant under the skin, more precisely in the hand between the thumb and forefinger. This chip then allows access to the building, but also to unlock the computer, to unlock the printer and…

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URBAN PLANNING – The “Defensible Space Theory” to build a secure city

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keywords: security, video surveillance cameras, urban planning, defensible space, vigilance. Historically, the authorities have sought to secure the cities and especially the streets. A major step forward was made with the appearance and generalization of public lighting during the 19th century. Of course the creation of municipal police forces, by their proximity and their speed of intervention plays a major role. But is it smart to give security to video surveillance cameras or to a specific entity that can intervene only afterwards? As with public lighting, can the organization of…

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SECURITY – The 3 reflexes to have in case of imminent danger

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keywords: security, self defense, krav maga, run, hide, tell.   We remember the intervention of the 3 young Americans in the Brussels-Paris Thalys train on August 21, 2015 who immediately stopped an assailant (potential terrorist). For us they are heroes. For them they have done nothing exceptional, nothing else that for which they are prepared and therefore had the right reflexes. These good reflexes have certainly saved dozens of lives. Nobody wants to hear it but the drama can strike at any time, and except staying home (which is not…

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH SECURITY FOR THE FRENCH VOTERS

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keywords: french election, security, security agents, terrorism, luxembourg. This Sunday, April 23, 2017 is the day of the first round of the French presidential election. And the French living in Luxembourg are also called to the polls to elect the next President of the Republic who will lead the country for the next 5 years. After the recent events on the Champs-Elysées in Paris clear instructions were given by the Ministry of the Interior to strengthen the security of the polling stations in France. There is no exception for the…

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LUXEMBOURG – PUBLIC SECURITY RECRUITMENT DAY

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keywords: army, customs, police, firefighters, recruitment, ettelbrück, luxembourg. Ettelbrück city organizes a special day named “Your security – Our job”, a presentation day of the Public Security professions this Saturday, April 22, 2017. In the heart of the pedestrian center, men and equipment will be presented from 10:00 to 18:00. Whether you are planning a career in the Police, Army, Customs, Firefighters, or to make the little ones dream, this day is not to be missed. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – ISIS CLAIMS THE ATTACK ON CHAMPS ELYSEES

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keywords: attack, paris, france, police, #jesoutienslapolice. Shots fired this Thursday night on the Champs-Elysées in Paris targeting police officers, a policeman killed and another wounded. No pedestrian/tourist attacked. 21:40 The assailant was shot dead. 21:50 Interior Minister states that one policeman was killed, another one injured. 21:50 Another assailant at large. Higher part of Champs-Elysées avenue blocked by law enforcement. Helicopter over. 22:00 Interior Minister Spokeman : at 21:00 a car stopped close to a police bus, a man got off the car and shot at the bus, killing one,…

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BETTEMBOURG – GLOBUS BAUMARKT EVACUATED AFTER FALSE ALERT

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keywords: shopping center, evacuation, terrorism, police, #jesoutienslapolice, bettembourg. Almost one month after the evacuation of the Auchan shopping center and Utopolis cinema in Kirchberg, it is now of the DIY store Globus Baumarkt in Bettembourg that makes the headline. At around 11:30 am the shop management asked the customers present in this Easter holiday week to leave the shopping center. The evacuation took place in a calm atmosphere. The Grand Ducal Police then invested the place. At the origin of this evacuation request was a telephone call received by the store reporting a…

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LUXEMBOURG – THE SREL DIDN’T TAP THE STATE PROSECUTOR

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keywords: srel, telephone tapping, accident, parliamentary question, xavier bettel. In the case of illegal telephone tapping by the SREL (State Intelligence Service of Luxembourg), the State Prosecutor was not concerned. This information was confirmed on Tuesday in writing by Prime Minister Bettel in reply to parliamentary question 2854 by the deputy Gast Giberyen (ADR). The Prime Minister also confirmed that all those who had been unintentionally tapped by the State Intelligence Service had been informed and the records had been destroyed. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – ENHANCED SECURITY AT THE AIRPORT

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keywords: schengen area, security check, airport, findel, luxembourg. Since Friday, the Luxembourg-Findel airport has applied the reinforcement of controls on entry into and exit from the Schengen area, not only for non-EU countries nationals, but also for nationals of the European Union members arriving from a non-EU country. This reinforcement of controls is applied by all Schengen area countries. Whereas until now only the nationals of a country outside the EU have undergone a systematic identity check, this procedure now also applies systematically to EU nationals. Share this page with:

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SWEDEN – TRUCK RAMS INTO PEOPLE IN STOCKHOLM CROWDED STORE – THREE DEAD

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Luxembourg time. 13:00 Shopping area packed on this Friday afternoon, same place as a terror attack occurred 7 years ago. Shots had been fired at the same time (witnesses). A truck rams into a crowded store. Injured reported. Police, Fire department and bomb squad arrived. 15:30 Three dead reported. 15:50 The Security forces are talking about “deliberate attack” (they don’t use the word “terrorist” yet). 16:00 The truck had been hijacked earlier today 16:10 “An act of terrorism” states the Swedish Prime Minister, one suspect in custody. 16:30 Subway and central train…

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FRANCE – FESSENHEIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CLOSURE POSTPONED

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keywords: nuclear power plant, edf, france, president hollande. The Board of Directors of EDF voted today to postpone the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant, the oldest in France. The closure of Fessenheim was one of the commitments of President Hollande during the 2012 election campaign and will therefore not take place during his term. The Nuclear Safety Authority, an independent authority responsible for controlling nuclear installations in France, has on several occasions confirmed the good condition of the power station, built in Alsace 1.5 km from the border with…

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SECURITY JOB OFFERS VACANCIES IN GREATER REGION

RECEIVE OUR SECURITY JOB OFFERS/VACANCIES Private Security job offers in the Greater Region (Thionville, Longwy, Metz, Nancy, Arlon, Trier) are continuously published on this website. In order to receive those Security job offers you can “like” our Facebook page:   Security-Luxembourg   Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – NEW SERIES OF BURGLARIES

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keywords: burglaries, police, luxembourg. 20:20 yesterday evening, howling sirens and flashing lights 3 Police cars stop at the top of the Rue de Bonnevoie in Luxembourg. One or more suspects of burglary were seen fleeing towards the train station. The agents go looking for them, but apparently without success. After 8 burglaries two weeks ago, and several burglaries last weekend, there are 3 new burglaries that are to be deplored yesterday: Rue Bender in Luxembourg, Rue de la Gare in Leudelange, Rue Micky Bintz-Erpelding in Esch-sur- Alzette. Again the residential…

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CYBER ATTACKS – LUXEMBOURG IS INCREASINGLY TARGETED

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keywords: cyber attacks, wikileaks, cia, luxembourg. After Wikileaks revelations about cyber attacks by the CIA, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was asked to confirm those facts. Answering a parliamentary question Prime Minister Bettel confirmed that Luxembourg is increasingly targeted by cyber attacks, but not necessarily by state actors. The authors of such attacks remain undetermined he stated. Luxembourg increasingly targeted. Prime Minister confirmed recent DDoS-attacks (distributed denial-of-service) to state servers and private companies servers but without core data or core systems reached. Vulnerabilities described in Wikileaks reports and observed in recent DDOS attacks are…

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LUXEMBOURG – SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO 30 KM/H IN GRUND

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keywords: security, road safety, luxembourg. While for a long time Luxembourg has been considered one of the bad pupils of Europe when it comes to road safety the situation is improving. In line with the United Nations target of dividing the number of road deaths by 2 by 2020, road safety has become a national priority in the Grand Duchy. After the introduction of automatic speed cameras since early 2016, the trend is to reduce the speed limit in the city. Also worth noting is the setting up of public information and…

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UNITED STATES – SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE ALERT NEAR WHITE HOUSE

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The White House is in lockdown after discovering a suspicious package close to the White House north grounds. The security forces and bomb squad are investigating. This alert comes few weeks after an intrusion occurred in White House gardens, President Trump present in White House. The question of the security of this highly symbolic place seems to be asked. local times: 11:50 – Secret services investigation continues – Suspect is in custody. 12:20 – Alert cleared – All road closures related to this incident are lifted. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – SERIES OF BURGLARIES IN THE COUNTRY

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keywords: burglary, video surveillance, video protection, alarm systems. A new series of burglaries very close in time took place on Monday and Tuesday. It had already been the case a few weeks ago when 8 burglaries occurred in 24 hours time. According to the Grand Duchy Police who did not give much details the burglaries took place in: Luxembourg: – Jean-Pierre Erpelding street – Louvigny street – Fonderie street Junglinster Bettembourg: – Klensch street Heisdorf: – Forêt verte street The targets were houses and cellars. It is too early to say…

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TERRORISM – AL QAEDA LEADER KILLED IN AIRSTRIKE

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keywords: terrorism, anti-terrorism, air strike. The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) confirmed on Saturday, March 25, 2017, the death of Qari Yasin, leader of Al Qaeda, killed in a US anti-terrorist air strike in Afghanistan. Qari Yasin was responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent victims and among them two American citizens. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – AUCHAN KIRCHBERG AND UTOPOLIS EVACUATED

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keywords: luxembourg, alert, bomb squad. In a terrorist sequence throughout Europe, it is today Luxembourg that is on focus. At 18:30 on Thursday the staff of the Auchan shopping center in Kirchberg and Utopolis ask their customers to evacuate the buildings as a result of an alarm. Firefighters are present on site, smoke is a strong burning smell according to some witnesses. Evacuations are made in a calm atmosphere. A telephone call was received at the Utopolis cinema in the late afternoon, triggering an immediate alert. The security forces of the…

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LONDON – RAM CAR ATTACK ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE – 4 DEADS INCLUDING TERRORIST AND ONE POLICE OFFICER

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keywords: attack, ram car, london, terrorism. Shortly before 3 pm an attacker launched his ram car on the pavement of the Westminster Bridge making 12 wounded, continued his route to Parliament and plowed into the gates of Parliament. Out of the car the assailant attacked a policeman with the knife, the policeman is wounded. The terrorist was shot dead by other police officers. Witnesses indicate the presence of bodies in the Thames. A suspicious package alert was also launched, the parcel in a car in front of Parliament. 16:35 –…

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FRANCE – PARIS-ORLY AIRPORT EVACUATED FOLLOWING SOLDIER ATTACKED – TERRORIST SHOT DEAD

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keywords: paris, attacks, terrorism, security forces, bomb squad. Local time. 06:50 The suspect identity check in north Paris street went wrong and he opened fire on a policeman and then escaped. 08:30 The suspect attacks on-duty soldier (female) to take gun without succeeding at Paris-Orly airport, put out of harm’s condition, shot dead by soldiers. 09:00 The airport is closed and 3,000 people evacuated. 09:30 The air traffic is stopped on both terminals. 11:00 The deminors/bomb squad finish their intervention, no explosives found. 11:20 French Interior Minister statement : “The individual is known to…

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FRANCE – FUSILLADE DANS UN LYCEE DE GRASSE – DEUX BLESSES – MOTIVATION TERRORISTE EN QUESTION

mots-clés: france, grasse, lycée, attentat, terrorisme, fusillade.   Après la lettre piégée ayant explosé ce matin lors de son ouverture au bureau parisien du FMI, c’est une fusillade dans un lycée de Grasse (sud de la France) qui fait deux blessés légers selon le proviseur. Selon le Ministère de l’Intérieur français la motivation terroriste ne fait pas de doutes. Après 15:00 les motivations terroristes ne sont plus certaines. La Police a procédé à l’interpellation d’une personne de 17 ans portant un fusil, 2 armes de poing et des grenades. Une…

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FRANCE – 1 BLESSE APRES EXPLOSION ENVELOPPE PIEGEE BUREAU FMI PARIS

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According to French Police an enveloppe exploded after being open at IMF office in Paris, France. The IMF building didn’t get damaged. French law enforcement action is still underway. This explosion comes after many terrorists threats in Germany last week and yesterday when explosives were discovered at the Finance Ministry. More to come – Stay tuned. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – La sécurité routière est une priorité nationale

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mots-clés: luxembourg, sécurité routière, prévention, répression, radars automatiques.   En pleine campagne mondiale pour la sécurité routière lancée dans 70 pays, le moment est bien choisi pour revenir sur la situation de la sécurité routière au Luxembourg. Longtemps considéré comme un mauvais élève de l’Europe tant au niveau des morts que des blessés sur les routes, la situation semble progressivement s’améliorer avec des mesures énergiques prises par le gouvernement. Mauvais élève de l’Europe. Selon les dernières statistiques disponibles la mortalité sur les routes au Luxembourg a augmenté de 10% au cours…

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CYBER SECURITY – The most simple way to hack a company

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keywords : hacking, security, cyber security, security cameras, video surveillance. As a hacker or as a security manager you always ask what is most simple way to hack a company, maybe your own company. The threat as often come from inside. Employees make your company vulnerable. As a security responsible you consider your company and IT system locked from inside. That is a big mistake. Even with video surveillance you cannot see everything. In actual fact the best and most simple way to hack a company is to let an…

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DEFENSE – 4 good reasons to start Krav Maga self defense now

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keywords : krav maga, self defense, close combat, insecurity, street fight, law enforcement.   What is Krav Maga ? What for ? Am I concerned ? We will see that facing a growing insecurity feeling in the population, this self defense martial art deserves attention. A growing insecurity for people. Saying that insecurity feeling in the population has never been so high for a long time is a no brainer. Between terrorism, aggressions and acts of incivility, a lot of people would like to know self defense techniques even if…

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SECURITE – Quand video surveillance devient video protection – Uniquement du marketing?

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mots-clés: cctv, video surveillance, video protection, caméras, cambriolage, luxembourg.   Face à des menaces sur les hommes et sur les biens chaque jour plus présentes, le besoin de protection ne fait que se renforcer. Et si le rôle de l’humain dans la surveillance de son propre environnement est un atout majeur en terme de sécurité, il n’apparaît pas suffisant afin de faire disparaître l’ensemble des menaces qui l’entourent. L’automatisation de la surveillance par la technologie est alors d’une aide précieuse, c’est ce que nous apporte la vidéo surveillance. Alors que…

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ALLEMAGNE – SAMEDI 11 MARS – RISQUE D’ATTENTAT IMMINENT

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mots-clés: terrorisme, allemagne, attaque chimique, services secrets.   Une série angoissante. Jeudi 09 mars 2017 : Un homme attaque à la hache les passants dans la gare de Dusseldorf, faisant 7 blessés sérieux. L’attaquant originaire d’ex-Yougoslavie a été arrêté. Vendredi 10 mars 2017 : Après une fuite de gaz dans un wagon métro de Hambourg qui a été considérée dans un premier temps comme accidentelle, l’enquête montre qu’elle est bien intentionnelle et terroriste. 6 intoxiqués légers sont hospitalisés. Le ou les assaillants sont activement recherchés. Samedi 11 mars 2017 : En ce…

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LUXEMBOURG – Pourquoi les frontaliers ne se sentent pas en sécurité

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mots-clés : luxembourg, frontaliers, agent de sécurité, prévention, excès de confiance, video-surveillance.   Lorsqu’on pense à Luxembourg on pense stabilité, calme et sécurité. Bien sûr ce n’est pas faux, toutes les études montrent que le Grand-Duché fait partie des pays où il fait bon vivre, où le sentiment de sécurité est le plus élevé, et les politiques gouvernementales successives n’y sont pas étrangères. Mais si on demande aux travailleurs frontaliers qui sont plus de 100 000 chaque jours à passer la frontière luxembourgeoise dans les 2 sens leur sentiment sur le Luxembourg…

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DEFENSE – Want to make someone betray his company or country? Think MISE! (espionage)

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keywords : intelligence services, betray, secrecy, money, ideology, ego. Intelligence Services (IS) are continuously looking for the good information. In order to find this good information, they have many options. Nowadays the Internet takes an important part, as the electronic exchanges and social networks take a big part of our lives. But it is not the only option to do so. Historically they insist on human intelligence. And of course it is still the case. The idea is to find out the person who can access the desired information, and…

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POLICE – 3 reasons why in France one does not like the Police

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keywords : police, security, sacralization, communication, #jesoutienslapolice. Imagine a world without a police force. Imagine that tomorrow the media announce that the police is not able to intervene even only for one hour. How long do you think we will have to wait for before the store windows to explode, shops to be looted and people assaulted? There is no doubt that a world without police would bring us back to a state of insecurity such as could be known in the Middle Ages or even before the generalization of…

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PRIVACY – How to protect my privacy ? Cryptography vs. Steganography

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keywords : cryptography, steganography, privacy, security. When we think about how to protect our privacy, we think about the way to keep our informations private. It doesn’t mean we are doing in life some reprehensible, illegal or even bad things, it just means that we want nobody to access our informations. Historically people looked for keeping their informations secret, and communicating them hidden from the world. It is true when it comes to military and defense matters, and nowadays when it comes to economic matters too. In order to keep…

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PRIVACY – Are the iMessages you deleted really out ? Here’s what to do

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keywords : iMessages, macOS, Sierra, privacy, security. MacOS El Capitan operating system and the brand new macOS Sierra are well known for their high security and privacy protection standard level. At least that’s what Apple repeats night and day and want its customer or the person concerned by security matters knows it as a no brainer. Listening to this like a very nice lullaby that he wants to hear, the customer feels fully secure and even doesn’t wonder if this nice story is the reality. What he knows is that…

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SECURITY – Why there is no cash-in-transit vehicles attacked anymore

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keywords : cash in transit, conveyor, armored truck, security of goods, law enforcement. As far as we know the last cash-in-transit attack in Europe was in year 2013, and since then, not anymore, at least publicly admitted. Since the Middle Age, authorities always looked for securing traffic routes for people and goods. At that time the only way to carry safely goods was in locking in them in a safe. But this modern new version of stagecoach robberies happened until very recently. The “Golden Age” of armored trucks attacks. From…

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