Fellows General Manager speaks at UKSEC London

The General Manager of Fellows International Limited attended and spoke at the UK Security Expo event held in London on the 30th November. The “Global High-End Security Showcase” focuses on the most challenging threats to UK citizens, borders and infrastructure, giving those who attend the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges. The event was made up of a variety of activities such as technology workshops, presentations and conferences.  

Andy Ward, General Manager of Fellows, was pleased to attend and speak at the event. Andy’s former military experience in the Royal Navy and current professional interests in countering the IED threat to the global offshore industries allowed him to share his knowledge of the maritime IED threat and to offer some potential avenues for risk mitigation.

Andy’s talk focused on the maritime environment, an area which receives little attention in the CIED world but one in which a successful attack can be catastrophic and could have massive international ramifications if carried out in busy sea lanes or targeting offshore installations.

The talk covered a number of current topics including;

  • History of Maritime terrorism and the IED
  • Vulnerabilities in the maritime environment 
  • Who targets the maritime environment and why
  • The type of threats underwater and above water

Andy concluded his talk with a discussion on how we can counter the IED and improvised mine threat at sea and in ports.

The event gave Andy the opportunity to not only share his knowledge and interest in the subject of improvised explosive threats but also to network with like-minded people. UKSEC is a prestigious event and Fellows are very pleased to have been asked to attend and provide a presentation.  

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