UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science


Security briefs

The security briefs summarise contemporary knowledge on security issues and review solutions which help to improve the way we think about - and deal with - such threats to security

Each topic is written by someone with intimate knowledge of studying the security issue, and reviewed by a member of our editorial board.  

The topics are distilled into five one-page briefs which can be read individually or as a package.  They are structured as follows:

  • The summary brief condenses all the key points onto one page;
  • The topic overview brief provides a definition of the security issue, discusses the threats caused by the phenomena and outlines the objectives of related research;
  • The analysis brief focuses on more specific detail regarding the security issue and outlines what we know from analysis and research;
  • The new knowledge brief presents research findings which may contribute towards a new solution to the security issue;
  • The resources brief signposts the reader to further material and online resources that can extend the reader's knowledge of the security issue.