Security Qualifications and Certifications: where do we look for credibility?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Garry Evanson – Panel Registrar, Chartered Security Professionals Registration AuthorityDr. David Sothie Naysadorai MCMI – Senior Lecturer and Post Graduate Programme Coordinator at Saito University College MalaysiaMatt Hopkins – Associate Professor at University of Leicester Key pointsGarry Evanson notes that the key to qualifications is credibility, you will hear him discuss… Read the full article.

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Ransomware and Security: what can we do?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Dr. Mark H. Beaudry – Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Security Studies, cyber security, criminology at Worcester State University (US)Andrew J. Peden – CEO at L5L Solutions (US)Antoinette King – Founder of Credo Cyber Consulting Key pointsMark Beaudry starts by noting that the cost to victims of attacks has dramatically increased… Read the full article.

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HR and Finance: do they support or undermine security?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Eva Mueller – Global Human Resources Business Partner at Hilti Group (Switzerland)Timothy B. Mhagama – Vice President, Finance at TE Connectivity Automotive (APAC) (Singapore)Mike O’Neill – Group Managing Director at Optimal Risk (UK) Key points Eva Mueller notes that when there is a good partnership between HR and security, where they… Read the full article.

Pride in Security – Why inclusivity matters and the role of Allies

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Jayne King – Head of Security & Site Services at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. Also, Chairperson for The UK Security CommonwealthSatia Rai – Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at International Professional Security Association (IPSA).Also, Co-chair of The Security Institute Rainbow+ GroupSeetan Varsani – Director of Major Accounts… Read the full article.

The implications of the Russia/Ukraine war on the private security sector

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Thomas Vonier – Architect and Senior Partner at Chesapeake Strategies Ltd. (France)Euan Grant – Customs, Tax & Border Control Consultant at Grant & Gutsell Consultants (UK)Philip Ingram MBE – Managing Director and Co Founder at Hephaestus Collective (UK) Key points Euan Grant discusses the broader implications of the war on eastern… Read the full article.

Protecting luxury goods: is security winning?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Shaun Wilson – Group Physical Security and HSE Director at Richemont (Switzerland)Richard Brooks – Regional Security and Safety Manager at Louis Vuitton (UK, Ireland, South Africa, Benelux & Nordics)Christophe Mossot – Senior International Key Account & Program Manager at Securitas AB (Switzerland) Key points Shaun Wilson outlines the ways in which… Read the full article.

What is the true cost of economic crime?

Chair:Dr Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Professor Russell Smith – Flinders University, AdelaideClaire Jenkins – Forensic Accountant, Companies HouseAdam Carter – Senior Project Officer, National Trading Standards Scams Team Key Points Russell Smith opens by firstly, considering what economic crime is, stating that it is usually defined as: “an acquisitive crime with the primary intention of financial gain… Read the full article.

How else can security contribute to preparing for the worst?

Chair: Dr Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Kevin Jewell – Director at 3PX (UK)Ben Green – Director of Events and Venues at Carlisle Support Services (UK)Keeva Gilchrist – Learning and Development Manager at PerpetuityArc (UK) Key points Kevin Jewell points out that in the event of a serious incident or terrorist attack that security personnel would probably be… Read the full article.

Procuring Security: what should guide security buying practices?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Gaitan Banzi – Head of Procurement of TIB Development Bank Ltd (Tanzania)Roberto Fiorentino – CEO at Croma Security Solutions Group Plc (UK)Finbarr McCarthy – Director, Global Workplace Safety & Security Operations, EMEA at Workday (Ireland) Key points Finbarr McCarthy has viewed procurement form the perspective of both the client and the supplier. He… Read the full article.

Nigeria OSPAs webinar: Thinking about the security sector in Nigeria, what are its strengths and challenges?

Chair: Professor Martin Gill Panellists:Edward Orim – Chairman at ASIS International Abuja ChapterDr. Adesola Osidipe – Executive Director at YSY LtdEngr. Emmanuel Uwalaka – Regional Administrator OSHAssociation UK – Nigeria Key points: Dr. Adesola Osidipe notes that Nigerian society faces serious challenges – ones that threaten democratic society, and it needs strong leadership to bring… Read the full article.