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.

Is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) still fit for purpose?

Chair: Martin Gill Panelists:Dr. Tim Pascoe – Director at the Institute of Community Safety (UK)Dr. Manjari Khanna Kapoor – Director at International CPTED Association (India)Dr. Macarena Rau Vargas – President at International CPTED Association (Canada and Latin America) Key points Dr Tim Pascoe starts by pointing to the many independent studies of CPTED that have… Read the full article.

Does the professional thief and organised criminal have a safe haven in committing economic crimes?

Chair: Dr Janice Goldstraw-White Panellists:Richard Hyde – Senior Researcher, Social Market FoundationSandra Peaston – Director of Research and Development, CifasRian Matanky-Becker – Head of Economic Crime Policy and Engagement, HMRC Key points Sandra Peaston opens by pointing out that the Crime Survey for England and Wales for the year ending September 2021 stated that there… Read the full article.

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Attracting teenagers to security work: how is the sector doing?

Chair: Martin Gill Panellists:Houdah Al-Hakim – CEO and Founder, Quick Click SecurityTim Mann – Partnerships, Projects & Training Lead, National Volunteer Police CadetsPaul Barnard – Founder and Managing Director, Solace Security Consultancy Key points Paul Barnard believes the security sector is not doing enough to engage teenagers. One key area that lacks focus is the… Read the full article.

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