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Podcast: Episode 13 – Professor Martin Gill and security’s influence over the budget – Is it enough?

Episode 13 of the IFSEC Insider podcast features an interview with well known influencer and researcher in the security industry, Professor Martin Gill.

Martin discusses his experience as a criminologist, as well as his takeaways from working with the police, private security industry and speaking to criminals themselves to understand how to prevent crime and ‘do security well’.

The main focus of the episode then explores the latest research from Perpetuity Research, which Martin leads, into how much influence the security sector has over the corporate budget. Ultimately, the research found that security is often lacking influence, despite this being a key factor in delivering good security.

Martin explains why this isn’t just about ‘the money’, but relates to the evolution of the security department towards being a critical business operation for continuity and organisational excellence.

So what are you waiting for? Just click the ‘play’ button on the player below to listen to the episode!

About Professor Martin Gill, Director, Perpetuity Research

MartinGillMartin Gill is a criminologist and holds honorary/visiting Chairs at the Universities of Leicester and London. He has published 14 books and is currently working on the third edition of the ‘Handbook’ of Security’ (to be published in 2022). He is the organiser and Chair of the Security Thought Leadership webinar series, which has attracted a global following.

Martin is the Founder of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (the OSPAs and Cyber OSPAs) and Tackling Economic Crime Awards (the TECAs). In 2010 he was recognised by the BSIA with a special award for ‘outstanding service to the security sector’.

In 2015 and 2016 he was nominated and shortlisted for the Imbert Prize at the Association of Security Consultants and in the latter he won. In 2016 ASIS International awarded him a Presidential Order of Merit for distinguished service. In 2016 he was entered onto the Register of Chartered Security Professionals.

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Each month, the IFSEC Insider (formerly IFSEC Global) Security in Focus podcast brings you conversations with leading figures in the physical security industry. Covering everything from risk management principles and building a security culture, to the key trends ahead in tech and initiatives on diversity and inclusivity, the podcast keeps security professionals up to date with the latest hot topics in the sector.

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