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Global Security Summit’s inaugural education programme to focus on logical and physical security solutions
Global Security Summit London announces inaugural education programme with high-level security sector speakers
This event for end users with security management responsibilities features a two-day educational programme

With big names from the world of security, finance, Government and policing in attendance, Global Security Summit London ( organisers UBM Live and Pro-Activ Publications have announced the inaugural show’s two-day, sector-driven education programme for 10-11 October 2012.

This bespoke event for end users with security management and converged project responsibilities features a two-day educational programme that will focus on both logical and physical security solutions, addressing convergence, interoperability and infrastructure capabilities along the way.

Following on from the current security debate surrounding security for the 2012 London Olympics, Day One of the Global Security Summit London education programme centres on the post-Olympics legacy, the impending security implications and the future of public-private sector partnerships.

Day Two will be more IT-focused, examining the subject of convergence and encompassing the increasing integration of physical and cyber security, both now and in the future.

In many organisations physical security and information security are managed by two separate departments. However, in this day and age businesses are increasingly vulnerable to blended threats. Therefore, it’s vital to be able to prioritise risks and respond effectively to a wide variety of threats.  

James Willison (of Unified Security, and vice-chairman ASIS International’s European Advisory Council Security Convergence Sub-Committee) and Sarb Sembhi (director of consulting services at Incoming Thought) have worked together on a variety of projects which identify these converged issues and developed integrated solutions. Both are delighted to be introducing the key aspects of their work at Global Security Summit London this coming October.

Maximising business resilience, securing London’s transport infrastructure and guidelines to embed security into your organisation will also be explored

Each day of the new show will be divided into two individual themes with ‘Creating Safer Cities: The Role of Partnerships’ scheduled for the morning of Day One and ‘Security Challenges for Global Organisations’ in the afternoon.

Senior speakers will address topics such as Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC), the ever-expanding role of the private sector in security provision across the public realm and global counter-terrorism issues. 

Maximising business resilience, securing London’s transport infrastructure and guidelines on how to embed security into your organisation from the top down will also be explored. Confirmed speakers for Day One include Andy Trotter (chief constable, British Transport Police), Don Randall MBE (head of security at the Bank of England), Charles Farr (director general of the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office) and Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI , chairman of The Security Institute.

Commenting on Global Security Summit London, Mike Bluestone said: “I’m delighted that The Security Institute is supporting Global Security Summit London. This important event will attract a serious audience of security professionals who, along with members of The Security Institute, share a common desire to raise professional standards in the security sector.”

Bluestone continued: “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to speak at the first Global Security Summit on the topic of Best Practice in Security. None of us has a monopoly on good ideas, and I look forward to not only speaking but also hearing delegates’ own thoughts and comments on sustaining and enhancing the embedding of good security practice, at all levels, in both the private and public sectors.”

Day Two’s themes incorporate ‘The Role of Technology and Smarter Working in Corporate Security’ in the morning, and ‘Security Convergence, Integration and Interoperability’ in the afternoon.

High-level speakers will offer innovative and forward-thinking presentations on topical issues such as ‘E-Crime Prevention and Policing Cyberspace’, ‘Radicalisation and the Internet’ and ‘Future Security Threats’.

‘The Security Convergence Movement’, ‘A holistic approach to security’, ‘How to enhance your Security Integration Capability’ and ‘Global Security: A challenge for the Modern CSO’ will also be discussed.

Confirmed speakers include deputy chief constable Stuart Hyde (the ACPO lead on e-crime prevention and president of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace), Hagai Segal (lecturer at New York University in London), Ian Pearson (futurologist at Futurizon GmbH) and Balaji Srimoolanathan, the principal consultant on Aerospace, Defence & Security at Frost & Sullivan.

Balaji Srimoolanathan explained: “As a speaker at Global Security Summit London, I regard this event to be a unique platform for end users and members of the wider security community to come together and share their thoughts, discuss Best Practice and address critical security challenges and strategic issues around integration, interoperability and infrastructure capabilities.”

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