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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

Join us at Europe’s leading security event, IFSEC International at ExCeL London, 17-19 May 2022.

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

IFSEC Global podcast – Episode One: Diversifying security and developing a professional network

Listen to the first episode of the IFSEC Global podcast, where we speak to Letitia Emeana of ASIS UK and Unilever.

“We’re importing new building techniques, but not the necessary fire protection systems to work with them” – Jonathan O’Neill on the challenges ahead for the fire safety sector

Jonathan O’Neill OBE provides his thoughts on the major challenges ahead for the fire industry and his concerns over new building techniques.

Checkpoint for risk: CROSS-UK’s role in collaborative reporting for critical fire safety concerns

An interview with CROSS-UK to find out the organisation’s role and aims of reporting critical fire safety concerns of professionals.

“Installers need to start preparing now for all-IP” – BT Redcare’s Nick Whiting on ECHO, all-IP and reconnecting at IFSEC 2022

Sitting down with Nick Whiting, Head of BT Redcare, to discuss all-IP developments in the alarm signalling sector and plans ahead.

“We need to actively encourage diversity in the fire sector, and I believe that starts with encouraging diversity of thought” – In conversation with Andrea White

IFSEC Global talks to Andrea White, Fire Engineer and Managing Director at A W Fire, about her background in the fire sector, and more.

“Why can’t we change the face of physical security?” – ASIS’ Letitia Emeana on diversifying the security culture

We discuss the dynamism of physical security, growing a network of peers and diversifying the industry.

“Communication and creative collaboration underpin every success in risk management” – In conversation with New Zealand’s Jennie Vickers

We sit down with the inaugural winner of the IFSEC Global Security Influencer of the Year, New Zealand’s Jennie Vickers.

“We learn from the mistakes of others; we may not live long enough to make them all by ourselves” – High rise expert Brent Brooks on the challenges in tall building safety

We speak to Brent Brooks, speaker at this year’s Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference, about the biggest challenges facing the industry.

“Fire safety – people were complacent about it. Grenfell was the wake up call” – RICS’ Gary Strong on developing international standards and chairing the 2022 Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

RICS’ Gary Strong discusses the development of improved international fire safety standards.

Protecting data centres – “A fast growing market”, says Chubb Fire & Security

IFSEC Global speaks to Chubb Fire & Security’s Neil Scrivener on the need for global scale protection of data centres. 

“I’d like to see more women in active, senior roles – they are capable of it, they just need to be shown that it’s possible” – Triton Group’s Natalie Foxcroft

IFSEC Global talks to Natalie Foxcroft, Systems Director at Triton Group, to find out about her journey into the security industry.

BSIA’s guide to ethical AFR use explained – In conversation with the BSIA’s Ben Linklater

IFSEC Global speaks to Chairman of the BSIA’s Video Surveillance Systems Section, Ben Linklater, for further detail about its ethical and legal guide for the use of AFR.


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