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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.
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IFSEC Global’s most read in security: 2020 edition

Often underappreciated, the security profession has been integral to ensuring the protection and safety of people, businesses and assets safe this year more than ever. Whether it’s been officers keeping shoppers and employees safe during their weekly supermarket visit during national lockdowns, or internal security teams playing a key role in the risk management processes of a return to COVID-secure workplaces, roles and practices have continually evolved throughout 2020.

Here at IFSEC Global, we worked to keep readers on top of the latest trends and best practices to support professionals in their jobs. Yet, what caught the eyes of our readers the most? Below, we explore the most read articles related to the security industry this year. Simply follow the links to read on!

Responding to the coronavirus

  1. Can thermal imaging take the heat out of the coronavirus?
  2. Key worker status for the security sector
  3. Things to consider when using thermal imaging for temperature screening
  4. Can CCTV help contain the coronavirus?
  5. The role of a security guard during COVID-19

Video surveillance

  1. The Video Surveillance Report 2020
  2. Why AI and facial recognition software is under scrutiny for racial and gender bias
  3. How can video analytics help businesses to reopen after COVID-19 restrictions?
  4. Edge-based video surveillance: The pros and cons
  5. Normal service resumed? How video technology supports our new reality

Access control

  1. The State of Physical Access Control Report 2020
  2. Ebook: A brief history of access control credentials
  3. Talking contactless entry and security post-COVID, with Proxyclick’s Gregory Blondeau
  4. Heathrow installs biometric gates
  5. Abloy and “the next generation of keyless access control”

Physical security

  1. Physical security trends for 2020
  2. Working with the Insider Threat
  3. The role of AI in physical security
  4. Pandemic: The perfect storm for cyber and physical security attacks
  5. Why should physical security professionals learn cyber security skills?

Perimeter protection

  1. Mounting cyber threat to critical infrastructure ramps up UK countermeasures
  2. Security threats escalated due to COVID pandemic
  3. Reports suggest surge in break-ins at commercial sites during coronavirus lockdown
  4. Imperial College’s security team on the frontline: Securing education in a pandemic
  5. New UK prisons set to incorporate enhanced security measures

Cyber security

  1. Travelex hit by cyber attack
  2. 4 drawbacks of biometric authentication
  3. Data and security considerations for remote working
  4. A guide to the NIST Cyber Security Framework
  5. Infographic: Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2020 released


And, don’t forget to check out this year’s IFSEC Global Influencers in Security & Fire, either. The event saw a record number of entries and many high quality submissions in 2020, so keep an eye out for nominations, set to open in early 2021! 

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