James Willison

Founder of Unified Security Ltd and Co Chair Smart Built Environment working group, IoTSF, Unified Security Ltd

James Willison MA, is a recognised International leader in Security Convergence and Enterprise Security Risk Management. In 2020 IFSEC Global listed James #8 in the top 20 Cyber Security Thought Leaders across the world. Shortlisted in Security Serious Unsung Security Heroes Awards 2018, as a Security Leader/mentor. James is Co Chair, Smart Buildings Working Group, Internet of Things Security Foundation and a member of the ASIS International ESRM Steering Committee. He is founder of Unified Security Ltd, a Vidsys consultant, works with AXIS Communications on cyber security and advises on the IFSEC Converged Security Centre. James was awarded the Imbert Prize for an ‘outstanding contribution to the Security Industry in 2011’ for his work on convergence with ASIS Europe and the Information Security Awareness Forum. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the physical and information security industry, including posts as Advisor on Convergence to the Mitie TSM Board, Senior lecturer in Security Management at Loughborough University and Digital Security Expert with the European Union. He has co-authored three White Papers and a series of new articles with Sarb Sembhi, sponsored by AXIS Communications, on ESRM, GDPR and Smart Buildings and Cities’ Security.

Articles by this author

Why the UK should adopt a converged security approach to improving resilience

Who is responsible for protecting physical security systems from cyber-attacks?

Security and the pandemic – Utilising people and technology to improve resilience

The growing significance of converged security

The IFSEC Converged Security Centre: where physical and cyber security people and technology meet – what’s on offer?

Our CCTV, access control and physical security systems are under attack – what can we do?

Security Convergence and the Internet of Things: What is Happening?

Could a Cyber Attack Breach Your Corporate Email or Disrupt a Vital Utility through a CCTV or Access Control Vulnerability?

Most Security Managers Aren’t Suitably Qualified – this Must Change

Security Convergence: We’ve Adapted Well But Are We Ready for Tomorrow’s Threats?

The Blended Threat of Cyber & Physical Security

The Blended Threat of Cyber & Physical Security

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