Making the protection of the public a legal obligation: a good idea or tried and failed before?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Paul Harvey – Chief Commercial Officer, Ward SecurityMarshall Kent – Counter Terrorism & Security Consultant, Marshall Kent ConsultingJosie Nicastro – Commercial Underwriting Manager, Aviva Key points Paul Harvey notes that we are yet to see a draft of the requirements that will govern any Protect Duty that may be introduced. What is… Read the full article.

Diversity: what about the disabled and the LGBT community?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Jane Farrell – Head of Security UK and Ireland at SodexoArevika Stepanian – ASIS UK Board Director for Diversity, Equity & InclusionOliver Lincoln – UK Sales Manager, Securitas Security Services Key points Jane Farrell has been promoting diversity, first with regards to gender and latterly disability, for a decade, specifically in making… Read the full article.

The role of auditors in tackling fraud: how we can get the best from our teams

Chair: Dr Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Liz Sandwith – Chief Professional Practices Adviser – Chartered Institute of Internal AuditorsRob Winter – Head of Internal Audit, Anti-Fraud and Assurance – Barnsley MBCGareth Mills – Director, Public Services – Grant Thornton UK LLP Key points Liz Sandwith opens stating that the threat of fraud is one of the most… Read the full article.

Learning from New Zealand: The opportunities and challenges for security

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Ngaire Kelaher – Security Risk and Training ConsultantGary Morrison – CEO, New Zealand Security AssociationAndrew Thorburn – Enterprise Security & Risk Manager, Atlas Gentech Key Points Ngaire notes that Covid has brought about a significant change. Interestingly many of the problems encountered elsewhere in the world are mirrored in New Zealand. One… Read the full article.

Security and journalism: is the industry getting the reporting that it deserves?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Mark Rowe – Editor, Professional Security MagazineClaire Meyer – Managing Editor at Security Management, ASIS InternationalAndrea Berkoff – Editor and Web Content Manager, City Security Magazine Key Points Andrea Berkoff notes that while security officers is where people first recognise security personnel they do come into contact with security in lots of… Read the full article.

The Big Issues Impacting on Security: What Now, What Next?

Chair: Dr. Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Rinske Geerlings, Managing Director, Business As UsualDennis Shepp, Security Management Learning & Professional Development AdvisorMichael White, Head of Risk, Compliance & Assurance (UK & Ireland), G4S Key points Dennis Shepp opens his statement by saying that he sees changes on several levels as the security industry moves from a traditional role, to… Read the full article.

Thinking about security in Ireland: what have been the enablers of good security?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Garry Bergin – Commercial Manager & Security Consultant, Manguard PlusJennifer Ciolfi – Security ProfessionalPaul Scallan – Chief Executive, Private Security Authority Key Points Jennifer Ciolfi started work in security as a frontline officer and also brings an international focus having arrived in Ireland two years ago via Scotland and Canada. Jenn’s impressions… Read the full article.

What we can learn about security from areas that have been less affected by the pandemic: the case of Scandinavia

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Jon Sigurd Jacobsen – Owner, SOS Security ASØyvind Halnes – Chairman, Norsk Sikkerhetsforening (NOSIF)Knut Brox – Department Head – Project Security, Norwegian Defence Estates Agency Key Points Jon Sigurd Jacobsen notes that at the start of the pandemic there was genuine public concern at the safety issues and it marked a security… Read the full article.

Why are financial crimes such a low priority and what should we do?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Tim Harvey – Global Head of Chapter Development, ACFE UK ChapterDavid Clarke – Chair of the Fraud Advisory PanelDr Janice Goldstraw-White – Researcher at Perpetuity Research Key points Janice Goldstraw-White notes that in the UK fraud is now widelyacknowledged as the most common crime accounting for approximately 39%of all recorded crimes, costing… Read the full article.