Managing Editor, IFSEC Insider

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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry.James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, 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.
October 16, 2023


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Podcast: Episode 16 – Life as a security professional in Ukraine with Risto Haataja

Episode 16 of the Security in Focus podcast features a conversation with Risto Haataja, CEO of risk and security consultancy, Centry Global Group.


Risto Haataja

Based in Odessa, Ukraine, Risto is also a founding member of the ASIS Ukraine Chapter.

Our discussion took place in late September 2023, the night after the city of Odessa was hit by several missile strikes, as Risto shares his experiences of what it’s been like to continue working in his role during an ongoing and active war. We hear what those first days of the conflict were like and how security professionals worked tirelessly to support and advise clients and businesses on evacuation procedures.

Risto also shares how the perception of risk has changed over the course of the war, the resilience of his fellow Ukrainian people, and the support he’s received through ASIS and the global security community.

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