What does a diverse workforce look like? How is the security sector faring up?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Emma Shaw – Managing Director at EsotericDr. Fidelma Ashe – Reader in politics at Ulster UniversityAmanda McCloskey – Sales & Marketing Director at CIS Security Key points: Amanda McCloskey had a background in HR when she joined the security sector and found that in being male dominated attracting women recruits was difficult…. Read the full article.

The benefits and pitfalls of security accreditations: Do they serve security professionals well?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Greg Hurd – Director, Security Programmes (Canada)Dana Adams – Director Security Services at TELUS International (Canada)David Cresswell MSc – Director at International Security Management Institute (UK) Key points: Greg Hurd notes a number of ways in which accreditations have been good for profession, this can be most poignantly evidenced by the feedback… Read the full article.

Security and the supply chain: is full resilience restored?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Paul Devassy – Security and Risk Head at OYO (India)Deepayan Mohanty – Promoter and Managing Director at Hemera International Pte Limited (Singapore)Vipul Mathur – Business Head at Udaan (India) Key points Paul Devassy sets a context for the discussion, Covid-19 was unscheduled and has trespassed on a range of operations, and it… Read the full article.

Sexism and Security: what should we be doing?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Monicah Kimeu – Secretary General at Women in Safety Excellence (Kenya)Angela Osborne – Associate Vice President, Risk and Emergency Management Solutions at Guidepost Solutions (US)Susannah Fish OBE QPM – Governor at Nottingham Trent University and Director at Starfish Consulting (UK) Key points Angela Osborne notes that much of the sexism in the… Read the full article.

Thinking again about Convergence: is the problem the people rather than the technology?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Emma Boakes – PhD Research Student at University of Portsmouth (UK)Louisa Schneller – Risk & Security Management Software Consultant at TeamMacro OÜ (Czechia)Dawn Holmes – Global Physical Security and Technology Specialist at GKN Automotive (UK)Darrell Darnell – DTE Consulting LLC and JSS Consulting Inc (US) Key points Louisa Schneller notes that although… Read the full article.

Security and Sustainability

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Samantha Lang – Risk Manager at SecuriGroupCatherine Sheehy – Global Lead of Sustainability Partnerships at UL Retail and Consumer ProductsAbbey Petkar – Managing Director at Magenta Security Services Ltd Key points Catherine Sheehy notes that investors are driving interest in sustainability, the principal that resources need to be sufficient to last everyone… Read the full article.

What will the return to work look like? What are the implications for security?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Shayne Bates – Principal Consultant at Stratum KnowledgeKathy Lavinder – Founder & Executive Director at Security & Investigative Placement ConsultantsArlin Pedrick – Managing Director and Chief Security Officer at Accenture Key points: Kathy Lavinder emphasis that work wont be the same again – even if or when people do go back to… Read the full article.

Protecting the national infrastructure: are we sure we have not been distracted?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Stephen Lidstone – Security Manager at Shell RussiaAndy Williams – Director and Deputy Chairman at TINYg – Global Terrorism Information Network Key points Stephen Lidstone notes that his company has been active in monitoring the threat during the crisis, indeed, monitoring change and identifying the issues diligently is a prerequisite for responding… Read the full article.