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The threat landscape has rarely been more daunting and complex.

From rapidly evolving cyber security 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.

Europe fell victim to a string of unpredictable attacks in recent years; 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 and faced thousands of physical and cyber threats during the coronavirus pandemic; the FBI and Apple went to war on encryption in 2018 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 sustainable. 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.

IFSEC Global continues focus on the integrated security environment, publishing high level content and discussion points with leading figures in the security and fire industries. Fire technology, too, is now encroaching ever more on the risk management sector – whether it be in construction and building safety, or more advanced, IoT-based fire detection and alarm devices.

IFSEC International, the in-person event which takes place each year at London’s ExCeL, is also transforming its 40-year heritage as a physical security show into a high level security summit and integrated security event – IFSEC 2022 will build continue to focus on a more connected, integrated physical security sector.

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

Find out more about IFSEC International, here.

Read the latest IFSEC Interviews, as we speak to leading figures from the security and fire sector…

‘There is a real opportunity here for security companies to show leadership’: In conversation with Simon Giles, CEO at City Group Security

IFSEC Insider recently spoke to Simon Giles, CEO of City Group Security, on his outlook for 2024, upcoming challenges for the sector, and his career in the industry so far.

Podcast: Episode 17 – Securing critical national infrastructure sites: The road to digitalisation

Listen as we explore the challenging environment of securing critical national infrastructure, and the major trends ahead for the sector.

“The physical and digital security lines are blurring fast” – Key trends in the Indian security market ahead of IFSEC India

We hear from the IFSEC India team about the key trends impacting security professionals in India and the wider region.

Podcast: Episode 16 – Life as a security professional in Ukraine with Risto Haataja

Hear from Risto Haataja on the role and experience of security professionals during the ongoing war in Ukraine.

‘Companies within security must adopt policies that encourage diversity and inclusion’: In conversation with Sarah Cork

Sarah Cork speaks to IFSEC Insider about being part of the security community and the importance of diversity to the sector’s future.

School threat assessments and how they differ from enterprise environments

Dr Marisa Randazzo, Executive Director, Threat Management at Ontic, details the nuances around carrying out threat assessments in schools.

“There should always be a human in the loop” – AI in physical security: Uses, myths & responsibilities

IFSEC Insider sits down with Genetec’s Paul Dodds to discuss the good, the bad and ugly of AI applications for physical security.

What’s a Converged Security Centre all about?

Find out why organisations should be bringing their cyber and physical security platforms together into a converged security centre solution.

Podcast: Episode 14 – Eye on AI – Ethics, human intervention and its impact on security

Episode 14 of the Security in Focus podcast welcomes Rajat Kotra, as we discuss all things Artificial Intelligence.

IFSEC Interviews: HID Global and the focus on digital and sustainable access control solutions

Hear from leaders within HID’s Physical Access Control division as they highlight digitalisation and sustainability as key themes ahead.

IFSEC Interviews: Vanti – Empowering smarter buildings with integrated systems

Mike Brooman, CEO of master systems integrator, Vanti discusses big data, integrated security and smarter buildings at IFSEC 2023.

IFSEC Interviews: CAME UK’s Mark Kurland on entrance control and safety from Qatar to the UK

CAME UK’s Mark Kurland discusses speedlanes, turnstiles and barriers for perimeter protection and access control at IFSEC 2023.


State of Physical Access Trend Report 2024

A guide to gauge the current state of the physical access control. An e-book from IFSEC Insider and in association with HID Global Read More

Lithium-Ion batteries. A guide to the fire risk that isn’t going away but can be managed

A guide to the fire risk that isn’t going away but can be managed. An e-book from IFSEC Insider and in association with Firechief® Global Read More

Whitepaper: Enhancing security, resilience and efficiency across a range of industries

Understand how the multi-residential market is embracing digital access control for security and convenience in this exclusive whitepaper. Read More