Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
December 12, 2018

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Our most popular security articles, videos and downloads of 2018

Below is the most popular content – articles, videos and white papers – published on IFSEC Global for 2018.

We’ve included the most popular month by month by page views, as well as the most popular downloads and the top 10 most read articles of the year – all interspersed with our most popular YouTube videos by views.

Thanks for visiting IFSEC Global in 2018. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year!

January

Pioneering anti-drone system installed at Guernsey prison

A Channel Island prison deployed an innovative new system designed to prevent the delivery by drone of drugs, weapons and other contraband over prison perimeter walls.

February

The GDPR and physical security systems: convergence challenges, steps to compliance and more

With the GDPR coming in to force in less than four months, a panel of experts offered a packed audience of security professionals and business owners/executives advice on how to comply with a new, tougher regime, which replaced the Data Protection Act.

March

Wake-up call on IP camera passwords as UK school CCTV streamed on Russian website

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) urged IP camera users and installers to immediately set strong access passwords after it was recently revealed that streams from IP cameras – including some in schools – were available to view via a website, which could be based in Russia or the Ukraine.

Top videos by views: #5

April

Why is the security drones market failing to take off?

Iftach Drori, digital marketing manager at Qognify, cited life-limiting battery, high costs in some applications and legal complications.

May

WATCH: 5 shocking weapons found by us airport security

A throwing star, a grenade on wheels and, of course, lots and lot of guns – a few things featured in this video showing a sample of the smorgasbord of dangerous items taken through US airport security.

June

IFSEC Global influencers 2018: cybersecurity

After consultation with a panel of highly respected judges, we’re delighted to reveal the IFSEC Global influencers 2018 – cybersecurity category.

Top videos by views: #4

July

Panasonic’s new deep learning facial recognition platform Face Server is industry’s most accurate yet, NIST tests show

Jointly developed with the National University of Singapore, Face Server’s deep learning core engine is the industry’s most accurate yet, tests by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found.

August

How a murder investigation was solved in minutes using video analytics

Enrico Montagnino, vice president of sales at Qognify, reveals how cutting-edge software created an avatar matching a murder victim’s description and quickly made the decisive breakthrough in the investigation.

September

British Airways breach: outsourcing, legacy systems and even GDPR under fire

The British Airways breach has prompted cybersecurity experts to cite outsourcing, a profusion of overlapping IT systems and even GDPR as potential contributory factors.

Top videos by views: #3

October

Finalists revealed for Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018

Held in partnership with IFSEC and FIREX International the awards were presented on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at London Hilton on Park Lane.

November

Winners of Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018 revealed

A reminder of who triumphed across 27 categories, with awards focused on installers, integrators, service providers, projects, security managers and teams, guarding companies, consultancies and product innovation, among others.

December (to date)

Facial recognition boom: surveillance fears could be assuaged by built-in privacy protection

The CEO of a pioneer in facial recognition believes development is driven by a desire to protect the public and – providing organisations procure systems with appropriate privacy protection – technology can focus on suspected criminals and “ignore everyone else”.

Top videos by views: #2

Most read articles of the year

10. Why is the security drones market failing to take off?

9. How physical access systems will be affected by GDPR

8. Drug-smuggling drones: How prisons are responding to the airborne security threat

7. How a murder investigation was solved in minutes using video analytics

6. Pioneering anti-drone system installed at Guernsey prison

5. IFSEC Global influencers 2018: cybersecurity

4. The GDPR and physical security systems: convergence challenges, steps to compliance and more

3. GDPR and CCTV: How to prepare for the new data protection law

2. 8 trends in video surveillance for 2018

1. WATCH: CCTV signage – How to avoid GDPR penalties

Top videos by views: #1

Downloads

5. The security drones report 2017

4. Cybersecurity and physical security systems: how to implement best practices

3. The video surveillance report 2017

2. Exclusive download: the video surveillance report 2018

1. The state of surveillance storage – the Seagate surveillance storage survey report 2018

 

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From data security to the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence, the conversations at IFSEC International shape future security strategies and best practices. This eBook brings you exclusive insights from these conversations, covering:

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  • The Ethical and Geopolitical Implications of AI and Machine Learning
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