Editor, IFSEC Global

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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry. James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Global, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
July 27, 2022

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The 2022 State of Physical Access Control Report

IFSEC Interviews

IFSEC Interviews: James Willison & Sarb Sembhi – “A converged security centre is key to enabling a single view of security”

At IFSEC International 2022 in May, we spoke with James Willison and Sarb Sembhi, Consultants for the IFSEC Converged Security Centre show-floor feature – a place where physical and cyber security come together.

IFSEC Global spoke with James and Sarb at IFSEC’s Converged Security Centre, a key feature of the show where presentations and discussions take place over the three days to discuss the value of unifying physical and cyber security for 21st century threats.

Designed to provide a leading example of how the two worlds can collaborate to enhance organisational resilience against new threat vectors, this year’s partner was Advancis, who presented on a range of different scenarios demonstrating the benefits of open, integrated security management platforms.

In the interview here (available to watch on Youtube directly or below), James and Sarb explain what the Converged Security Centre is all about, the uptake of convergence and the types of use-cases that stand out and were on show at IFSEC.

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The physical access control market is moving fast. Find out where you stand with the latest edition of IFSEC Global's comprehensive 2022 State of Physical Access Control trend report, covering all the latest developments within the market. We assess the current technology in use, upgrade plans and challenges, and major trends on the horizon after receiving the views of over 1000 security, facilities and IT professionals.

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