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April 21, 2022

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IFSEC International 2022

IFSEC Converged Security Centre scenario line-up revealed for 2022!

IFSEC’s Converged Security Centre, in partnership with Advancis for 2022, will showcase the value in unifying physical and cyber security for 21st century threats at London’s ExCeL between 17-19 May. Demonstrated via a series of live scenario examples, we reveal the full seminar line-up for the three days, covering security events in the transport, education, healthcare, finance, data centre, industrial and public space sectors.

Visitors to IFSEC’s Converged Security Centre, will have the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals and speak with headline partner Advancis, alongside other solution providers such as Kaseware, Samsung Electronics and VuWall.

The benefits of unifying physical and cyber security will be demonstrated through live scenario examples, with the full seminar line-up revealed below!

Tuesday 17th May 2022, 11:00– Transport Session

Is it a lost suitcase? Or is it a suspect device?

Imagine a busy train station, trains are coming and going, passengers are on the move. Then your cameras see it. The abandoned suitcase on the platform. What happens next?

In this scenario, we’ll show you how the scene is being assessed from a control room setting using the CAD plans of the station, the cameras on site revealing still and streaming images, the last 30 minutes of passengers accessing and leaving the station plus any background information from potentially coded social media posts which may indicate an imminent threat.

We’ll also show how, if the incident escalates, the area is locked down, access control is fully implemented, passengers are alerted and the emergency services notified. And when they arrive, they’ll receive a full report of every moment and step of the incident so they can assume full and informed control.


Tuesday 17th May 2022, 13:00 – Education Session

Panic on the campus

On a large, sprawling university campus, a personal alarm is raised on a wearable or mobile device. The proverbial needle in the haystack and you need to geo-locate the potential victim immediately, alert your security team and lockdown the area if necessary. You’ll also need to alert the rest of the campus, provide efficient and swift evacuation instructions via voice alarm and variable message signs and alert the emergency services.

This scenario will accurately show how the methodical and analytical use of an efficient PSIM-based workflow will allow you to identify those at risk and potential perpetrators whilst simultaneously building a full picture of the situation to pass on to the authorities.


Tuesday 17th May 2022, 15:00 – Data Centres Session

Too hot to handle

Data is ruling the world, it’s now one of the most fundamentally important assets for business, government and media. Managing data centres is a challenge – from cyber threats through to efficient integrated building management systems.

This scenario will show how a fully fledged PSIM solution links with a building management system to flag when a data rack is showing signs of overheating and showing a temperature alert. It will then need to be managed via environmental controls and ensure the fire detection and suppression systems are on standby should the scenario escalate to dangerous proportions.

Wednesday 18th May 2022 11:00 – Healthcare Session

Protecting healthcare

Protecting public health has taken on a whole new dimension in the past couple of years with healthcare assets placed in extreme and exhausting situations. The flow of people entering and exiting our hospitals has at times reached overwhelming proportions with the new added challenges of a highly infectious virus to contend with.

This scenario will show how a complex PSIM workflow which assesses and manages human movement and behaviours can keep a busy healthcare environment safe and secure. With new innovations in thermal imaging to detect infection, coupled with touchless access control we will show how a broad overview can help to manage staff and patients in highly challenging circumstances.


Wednesday 18th May 2022 13:00 – Finance Session

Dealing with the insider threat

The insider threat applies to many different organisations but for this scenario we’ll focus on a financial institution such as a bank. This is the scene: a mislaid or stolen door entry card is used in an unauthorised access attempt which means a stranger is now at large in the building.

Using every asset at your disposal, you’ll see how the PSIM platform will be able to provide you with a full picture of the intruder, how they gained access, where they’ve moved in the building and any activities they’ve performed. You’ll also see how you can alert your security team via their phones, which will include SMS notifications and images of the intruder.

You can also seek to disable the card in question which means the access control functions are locked and let the verified owner know that their card has been used, and that they should now report to the security team. All of this can be archived and a full report generated to track the movements and interventions as and when they happen.


Wednesday 18th May 2022 14:30/15:00 – Public Spaces, Retail and Venues Session

Malls and halls

Now that we’re all moving about again, visiting our favourite spaces and congregating en-masse, the security challenges instantly increase.

This scenario will look at how a fully-fledged integrated security management system will assess people movement, behaviours and possible threats. This scenario will accurately show how the methodical and analytical use of an efficient PSIM-based workflow will allow you to identify potential perpetrators whilst simultaneously building a full picture of the situation to pass on to the authorities. It will also show how an integrated surveillance network on a wider scale using multiple assets and systems will converge to provide a panoramic picture of the occurring incident.


Thursday 19th May 2022 11:00 – Industry, Utilities and Manufacturing Session

Heavy metal

Showing a truly unique integration with SCADA analytics, this scenario will reveal how a PSIM platform can respond to an industrial or manufacturing installation showing signs of trouble. Imagine an oil refinery, nuclear power station or a manufacturing plant whereby a vital component has been sabotaged or is malfunctioning to a dangerous level. The pressures are rising, the system is overheating and you’re in danger of the whole asset suffering a major rupture or outage.

We’ll show you how to monitor the danger levels, reveal how the system is performing via the SCADA data, prepare for an evacuation of staff, alert the emergency services, employ remedial action such as pressure management and extraction. It will be a fascinating study of how integrated technologies will manage a dangerous situation in real time whilst delivering vital data about what went wrong and how to avoid a similar outcome in the future.

Join the debate live at IFSEC between 17-19 May at London’s ExCeL! In the meantime, why not have a read of our exclusive articles from converged security centre consultants, James Willison and Sarb Semhi, below?


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