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The threat landscape has rarely been more daunting and complex.

From rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats to vehicular-based terror across Europe and extreme weather events triggered by man-made climate change, the security and resilience sector has its work cut out to keep the world safe.

The world is a more dangerous place in 2018 than it has been for some time, the latest Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) suggested.

Europe fell victim to a string of unpredictable attacks; Yahoo saw its share value fall by $350bn over 48 hours after the largest security breach in history was revealed; the NHS found their physical assets left vulnerable after a ransomware attack disrupted their ambulance service; the FBI and Apple went to war on encryption and Airbnb properties were left in chaos when a smartlock update went wrong.

That the world’s technology is becoming more interconnected is creating unprecedented opportunities for making society more efficient and sutainable. However, it is also creating new vectors of attack for hackers, terrorists and organised crime. With the world more interconnected, the consequences of things going wrong are enormous.

In 2018 IFSEC took its first step on transforming its 40-year heritage as a physical security show into a high level security summit and integrated security event – IFSEC 2019 will build on this success.

In 2018 IFSEC took its first step on transforming its 40-year heritage as a physical security show into a high level security summit and integrated security event – IFSEC 2019 will build on this success.

IFSEC International is an integrated security show designed around the needs of the global security industry. It’s your chance to:

  • Source new security equipment across a range of verticals, including access control, biometrics, video surveillance, intruder alarms, integrated security, IT and cyber and physical security
  • Raise your security industry anxieties with the experts behind the most innovative. You’ll meet over 550 exhibitors and 27,000+ visitors from around the world under one roof at the world’s most dedicated security event

Join IFSEC Global live at Europe’s leading security event, IFSEC International at ExCeL London, 18-20 June 2019.


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