Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
January 14, 2019

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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.

‘Secure by Default’ in the Age of Converged Security: Insights from IFSEC 2019

From data security to the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence, the conversations at IFSEC International shape future security strategies and best practices. This eBook brings you exclusive insights from these conversations, covering:

  • A Global Political and Security Outlook from Frank Gardner OBE
  • Surveillance Camera Day: Tony Porter launches ‘Secure by Default’ requirements for video surveillance systems
  • Using Drones to Secure the Future
  • Autonomous Cars and AI: Relocating human incompetence from drivers to security engineers?
  • The Ethical and Geopolitical Implications of AI and Machine Learning

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