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

28th-29th September

We are attending International Cyber Expo!

The OSPAs and Perpetuity Research team are delighted to be attending International Cyber Expo, part of International Security Expo in London. Come and meet us at Stand B44.

Thursday 7th October at 15:30 BST

Effective incident reporting: the missing gem in the good security toolbox?

Any dictionary will help determine the difference between ‘data’, ‘information’ and ‘intelligence’, and there are many different types of each. They can all contribute to what is defined as an ‘incident’ so often the starting point for generating the attention of security personnel. So how well do we understand the importance of ‘incident reporting’? What constitutes a good incident report, and what complicates it? We know that sometimes language is an issue, and sometimes resources, sometimes it relates to a lack of skill sets, and others inadequate technology each often a reflection of a lack of resources or investment. Yet if knowledge of the incident is compromised then the knock-on effects, at least for good security, can be serious. It means losses may not be able to be quantified, assessments of seriousness and impact can only be partial, and subsequent decisions about what to do are likely to be imperfect. This webinar will discuss:

  • What makes a good incident report? How important is it?
  • What are the barriers to effective reporting?
  • Where can we look for good practice?

Jason O’Neil – Chief Executive Officer at Sirta Solutions (US)
Rob Currie – Owner & founder, RC Advisory Services Inc. (Canada)
Darren Carter – Group Director Security, Safety & Sustainability at Edwardian Hotels London (UK)

Thursday 14th October at 15:30 BST

Responding to aggressive people: the implications for the security sector

The security sector is at the forefront on interactions with the public, and at a time when there is international anxiety, there are risks that need to be managed. We have heard in previous webinars about how the pandemic has seen abuse against frontline workers rise in some areas and take different forms, from coughing over security people to blatant attacks. What have been the lessons learnt, and what do we expect now? When the economy becomes fully operational are there things that need to change and if so what and how? What can learn from broader trends about aggression, both in the changing work environment from insiders and also from the public?

  • What are the main causes and triggers of aggression, and what has been the pandemic experience?
  • What are the main lessons learnt and how can they be acted upon?
  • What might we expect in the future and where do we look for solutions?

Thursday 21st October at 15:30 BST

Why are financial crimes such a low priority and what should we do?

It is becoming more widely recognised that fraud is now recognised as the most common offence type in many countries (including the UK) but is not seen as a priority by governments or law enforcement agencies. It is often still seen as victimless, and yet the available research evidence paints a depressingly serious picture about the consequences. It is far from obvious that the consequences of fraud, which can include financial ruin and often financial hardship are widely understood. Yet for criminals it offers an easy opportunity, often they don’t confront their victims who may not find out about the offence until much after it was committed. In this webinar we will discuss

  • The reason why financial crimes remain a low priority
  • The potential ways in which financial crimes can be pushed up the priority agenda of governments and law enforcement
  • The barriers to recognising the true impacts of financial crimes

This series of Thought Leadership Webinars is supported by