The role of security in Scandinavia: what are the implications for security in the ‘new’ normal?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists: Peter Claeson – Safety and Security Manager at Scandic Hotels AB Øyvind Halnes – Communication Manager at Stanley Security AS Totti Karpela – Director of Peace of Mind Threat Management Ltd Key points Oyvind Halnes starts by outlining the response to Covid-19 in Norway. The virus has been less severe in… Read the full article.

The role of security in Eastern Europe: what are the implications for security in the ‘new’ normal?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Gabriel Badea – Chairman and CEO at Global Security System SA (Romania)Dmitry Budanov – CEO at Elite Security Holding Company (Russia)Viktor Panchak – General Director at SK Security (Ukraine)Boyko Mitev – Chief Security Consultant at Sevar Security (Bulgaria) Key points Gabriel Badea highlights the new roles being undertaken by security staff,… Read the full article.

Have existing physical access controls systems effectively supported COVID-19 return to office efforts?

Guest chair: Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD – President and Principal Consultant, Safeguards Consulting Inc. (USA) Panellists:Steve Bell – Chief Technology Officer, Gallagher (New Zealand)Francois Brouillet – Product Line Manager at Genetec (Canada)Andrew Fulton – Vanderbilt, Strategic Business Development Director (Northern Ireland)Eric Joseph – Director of Business Development, LenelS2 (Carrier) (US) Key points Setting the context to… Read the full article.

The role of security in the Healthcare sector during Covid-19

Guest Chair: Rajiv Mathur – Regional Advisor, Asia, The OSPAs Panellists:Anil Puri – Chairman & Managing Director, A P SecuritasDr. Parinita Kaur – Consultant – Internal Medicine, Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality HospitalRajesh Sawant – Head of Security, Surveillance and Fire Safety at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Key points Anil Puri noted that during covid-19 security in… Read the full article.

Disruptions in the supply chain: what are the (security/other) problems, and where can we look for solutions?

Guest chair: Rinske Geerlings – 2019 OSPA Finalist, Founder and Principal Consultant at Business as Usual (Australia) Panellists:Zalina Jaflus – Consultant at Sterling and former Head of Risk & BCM at Malaysia Airports (Malaysia)Chris Mahoney – Business Integration Practice Lead and Mining Supply Chain Partner at Bedrock (Australia)Sicco Santema – Director at Scenter, and Professor of Supply… Read the full article.

Are private military companies part of the private security sector? Why are they different or are they?

Guest Chair: Dr. Glen Kitteringham – Security Consultant, Educator and Research Criminologist (Canada) Panellists:Dr. Declan Garrett – Director of Security Institute of Ireland (Ireland)Oana-Mihaela Mihalache – Defence and Security Consultant at Sopra Steria Next (France)Maria Nebolsina – Research Fellow at Center for Euro-Atlantic Security of International Studies Institute (Russia)Adam White – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at… Read the full article.

The role of security associations: a failed resource or a fundamental vehicle for a better security sector?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Liz Chamberlin – Executive Director – International Security Management Association (ISMA) Julio Fumagalli Macrae, CPP – President at GlobalLifeSafetyAlliance.org Guy Mathias – Chair at The UK Security Commonwealth Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE – CEO at ASIS International Key points Liz Chamberlin was the first to speak and noted that addressing relevance… Read the full article.

Security in Asia: What does the new normal look like?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Danny Chan – Senior Regional Vice President at ASIS Region 13Dino Hindarto – Managing Director Nawakara Group (Indonesia)Dr. Jeyong Jung – Assistant Professor at University of Ulsan (South Korea)Sheila Ponnosamy – Director of Operations at Mainguard International (S) Pte Ltd (Singapore) Key points Sheila Ponnosamy starts by highlighting the quite dramatic impact… Read the full article.

The Impact of Covid-19 in Nigeria: what has been the impact and the security response?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Dr. Kabir Adamu – MD, Beacon Consulting LimitedTanwa Ashiru – CEO, Bulwark IntelligenceEngineer Mustapha K.A. Lusty – MD/CEO, Kontz Engineering ServicesCheta Nwanze – Lead Partneer, SBM Intelligence Key points Tanwa Ashiru notes that while the Covid-19 virus has had a big impact on society, Nigerians are resilient people, and there is evidence already they are bouncing… Read the full article.

The security sector and the harms caused by Covid-19: What have we learned so far?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists: Matt Hopkins – Associate Professor at University of Leicester (UK) Anne Wanielista – Project Management Consultant, Action Woman (Belgium) Thomas Uduo – Corporate Security Trainer – ICEST (Nigeria) Key points Matt Hopkins notes that there have been huge changes in the security sector pointing to a changing function of security; essentially… Read the full article.