The OSPAs, Perpetuity Research and TECAs are to run a series of free Thought Leadership webinars to address current security issues following the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of world-renowned speakers will come together to debate issues affecting the security industry in a series of sessions. Registration links for future sessions can be found below.

Upcoming Webinars and Events

Thursday 26th May at 15:30 BST

How else can security contribute to preparing for the worst?

All those involved with security know about the importance of learning from past events, but how good is the security sector at preparing in advance? What are the options to help prepare? To what extent are plans tested and what are the learning points? Major incidents such as terrorist attacks are mercifully rare, and there is guidance available on how to respond but how well practiced is the security sector and its clients? What priority is placed on security personnel being able to respond as well as prevent? To what extent are nay gaps and limitations the fault of security professionals?

This webinar will discuss:

  • Do we rely too much on the hope that security alone will be enough?
  • If we accept that major incidents will still happen, how could/should we prepare?
  • How do we manage time and effort in preparing against the likelihood of events occurring?

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)

Tuesday 31st May at 11:00 BST

What is the true cost of economic crime?

Estimating the cost of economic crime has always proved challenging, not least because of various definitions adopted and offences included. Whereas some reports claim that accurate methods of measuring losses have been developed in the last decade, is this really the case? Not only are many of these estimates, but they rarely include the ‘hidden’ costs of fraud, such as the personal costs to victims, time spent investigating and rectifying issues, and the reputational damage to businesses. Therefore, what are the true costs of economic crimes to individuals, businesses and governments and what should we be doing cut these costs?

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss:

  • The ways in which we calculate the cost of economic crime.
  • Whether there are any areas missing, and if so, how we should value these.
  • What key issues should we be looking at to reduce the overall cost of economic crime?

Dr Russell Smith – Former Principal Criminologist, Australian Institute of Criminology
Claire Jenkins – Forensic Accountant, Companies House
Adam Carter – Senior Project Officer, National Trading Standards Scams Team

Thursday 9th June at 15:30 BST

Protecting luxury goods: is security winning?

Luxury items are inevitably attractive to offenders, be they thieves, fraudsters or counterfeiters. Similarly, the supply chain is inevitably complex, involving many points at which goods are potentially vulnerable, including manufacture, transportation, storage and sale (physically and online). So what are the key challenges? How do security managers keep up to date with evolving offender practices? And is security winning or do offenders have the upper hand?

This webinar will discuss:

  • What are the key risks to protecting luxury goods?
  • How are security professionals and their external partners meeting the challenges?
  • What can be learnt from, and shared with other sectors?

Shaun Wilson
Richard Brooks
Christophe Mossot

This series of Thought Leadership Webinars is supported by