Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
January 14, 2019

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‘Secure by default’ in the age of converged security

IFSEC 2018 panel debate

WATCH: Surveillance, security and privacy in the IoT

The video below is a panel debate exploring challenges and issues for stakeholders responsible for ‘security by design and default’ plus ‘data protection by design and default’ in smart devices and systems installed in smart buildings and smart city projects.

Questions posed to the panel include:

  • Do smart (IoT) devices equal smarter buildings and smarter cities?
  • Who is responsible for what in this new security landscape where any single stakeholder (service provider) can either make or break the security of connected devices? This can compromise the overall system, rendering it non-compliant with standards and legislation (such as GDPR)
  • Are customers (enterprises) and manufacturers the only stakeholders with security responsibilities?
  • If not, what can smaller stakeholders like integrators, installers and consultants do to perform their role effectively in terms of bolstering security throughout the process?

Panelists are, left to right:

Professor Paul Dorey, director of CSO Confidential; James Willison, founder of Unified Security Ltd; Steven Kenny, industry liaison for architecture & engineering at Axis Communications; and Mike Hurst, director of HJA Consult.

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