Celebrating the role of the security officer: what next?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Jason Brown – National Security Director at Thales and Chairman of the Board at Security Professionals AustralasiaChris Hertig – College Professor at York College of Pennsylvania (Ret.) (US)Qaisar Gandapur – CEO at Ghouri Security Guards (Pvt) Limited (Pakistan)Jody Reid – Security Manager at The BOW (Canada) Key points Jason Brown outlines the… Read the full article.

Ransomware: who is being targeted, and should you pay the ransom?

Chair:Michael Gips – Principal at Global Insights in Professional Security (US)  Panellists:Luca Tenzi – International Security Consultant, Blusec SA (Switzerland)Stevan Bernard – Senior Advisor, International SOS and former CSO at Sony Pictures (USA)Terry Cutler – Founder of Cyology Labs and Internet Safety University (Canada) Key points Luca Tenzi compared today’s ransomware problem to physical kidnapping which… Read the full article.

Is fraud purely an opportunistic crime?

Chair: Dr. Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Gareth Cottrell – Fraud Services Manager – Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS TrustLiz Sandwith – Chief Professional Practices Adviser – Chartered Institute of Internal AuditorsCapt Mayank Singh –  Global Security and Investigations- India & APJ This session is sponsored by Key points: Gareth Cottrell suggests there is a strong rationale for regarding fraud… Read the full article.

Nigeria OSPAs and Thought Leadership Webinar

Has the pandemic produced a new type of security or are things just the same? Examining the case of Nigeria Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Kabir Adamu, MSyI –  ASIS International Abuja ChapterHon. Dauda Ageni  – Nigerian Institute For Industrial SecurityBuduka Julia Johnson – Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria Key points Buduka Julia Johnson notes that… Read the full article.

The pandemic and crime rates: Insights from criminologists

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Greg Breetzke – Professor at University of Pretoria (South Africa)Nick Tilley – Professor at UCL (UK)Andy Newton – Professor at Nottingham Trent University (UK) Key points Andy Newton notes that there are major lessons to be learnt from the pandemic experience and he focusses on a topic that becomes a significant reference… Read the full article.

Fraud challenges in the public sector: in what ways are these changing and how effective is the response?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Marc McAuley – Head of Counter Fraud Operations at Chartered Institute of Public Finance and AccountancyHelen Peters – Fraud & Investigations Manager at Cheshire West and Chester CouncilCapt. Praveen Dahiya – Founder & Managing Director at InQuest Advisories Pvt Ltd Key points Marc McAuley noted that the nature of fraud has been… Read the full article.

Thinking about security training: too much emphasis on the security officer/guard and not enough on the manager/director?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Dr. Glen Kitteringham – Research Criminologist and President of Kitteringham Security Group Inc.Dennis Shepp, CPP – Security Management ProfessionalKevin Palacios – Ecuador Security and IFPO Latin America Key points Dennis Shepp notes that there is an unquestionable bias of regulators towards security officers/guards, and away from any grade above that, especially managers…. Read the full article.

The challenges posed by responding to radicalisation: where are we?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Ashton Kingdon – PhD Candidate at University of SouthamptonTochukwu Omenma – Senior Lecturer at University of Nigeria NsukkaKumar Ramakrishna – Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Key points Ashton Kingdon is currently conducting interdisciplinary research (including criminology, history and computer science)… Read the full article.