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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.

Read the latest IFSEC Interviews…

Elizabeth Kolade on how AI is ‘a double-edged sword’ and the challenge of harmonising physical and cyber security

We speak to Elizabeth Kolade on the trends she’s witnessing in the cyber security sector at present, including AI, ransomware and convergence.

Building resilience and competence in fire engineering – Interview with the IFE’s Steve Hamm

IFSEC Global sits down with Steve Hamm, Chief Executive of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), to find out more about future plans.

“Smart video analytics are essential to banks” – Improving security and customer experience with surveillance tech

IFSEC Global finds out why video-based AI solutions are essential assets for the banking sector, particularly in a ‘post-COVID’ era. 

BIM: Why is it important for the security sector?

How security tech, devices and industry professionals can better enhance their understanding of the BIM workflow.

“Easy integration between access control software and entrance systems is a necessity” – Vistec Systems on biometrics trends and partnering with Suprema

Vistec Systems gives an exclusive insight into its recent access control integration projects and why it views Suprema as a key partner.

“The safety measures we implemented at the start of the pandemic for our engineers have continued today”: Ambush Security on its pandemic response

IFSEC Global speaks to Ambush Security to understand how an installation company responded to the COVID pandemic.

“Anyone who runs a security command centre will benefit from SureView Ops”

We find out how SureView Ops can support security professionals in reducing response times and manage multiple systems in one platform.

Learning from Grenfell and other catastrophes – Embracing “systemic change”

Speaking to Gill Kernick about her new book, ‘Catastrophe and Systemic Change: Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters’.

Suprema’s X-Station 2: Supporting QR codes, mobile and alternative credentials for flexible access management

IFSEC Global finds out more about the QR-enabled X-Station 2 high-end RFID reader from Suprema for flexible access management.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Andrews on the cyber issue, growth of AI and collaboration in security

Interview with Charles ‘Chuck’ Andrews, who has held several high profile roles in security and US law enforcement since starting in 1976.

“There is real demand for scalability in surveillance storage”: Seagate’s Jermaine Campbell on trends and Fortus partnership

Discussing trends in storage requirements for surveillance cameras, where scalable and flexible options are in demand according to Seagate.

WATCH: Interview with Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner, Fraser Sampson

Watch our interview with Fraser Sampson as we discuss the challenges ahead in his role as Biometrics & Surveillance Camera Commissioner.


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