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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
September 13, 2019


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Women in Security Awards 2019: winners revealed

The winners of the Women in Security Awards were revealed last night during an event hosted by the SSAIB.

Organised by Patron and Professional Security Magazine a black tie drinks reception was followed by dinner and drinks aboard the Dixie Queen on the River Thames. The awards were then revealed as the event continued into the evening.

“We were delighted to once again sponsor the Women in Security Awards, an event we have been closely involved with for a number of years,” said Richard Jenkins, NSI chief executive. “It was great to see so many members of the security industry gather to celebrate and honour the success of the Award winners and finalists who play such a vital role within our sector and communities.

“This year NSI was pleased to support the event with a complement of attendees from our own team of women in security, including auditors from within guarding services and security systems.  Our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists – we wish them continued success in their careers.”

Security Manager Award: Jennifer Ciolfi, University of Dundee

Frontline Award: Sara Stephenson, Sodexo

Business Manager Award: Bernadette Duncan, AUCSO

Technical Award: Kiran Bhagotra, ProtectBox

Contribution to Industry Award: Amanda McCloskey, CIS Security

Judges for the Women in Security Awards included chairs and chief executives from:

  • The Association of Security Consultants
  • ASIS UK Chapter
  • The British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
  • The Fire and Security Association (FSA)
  • The International Professional Security Association (IPSA)
  • The National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
  • The Security Industry Authority (SIA)
  • The Security Institute
  • The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB)
  • The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

Event sponsors included ASIS International, Axis Communications, CIS Security, the FSA, Hikvision, IFSEC International, Innovise Software & Solutions, Norbain, the NSI, QCIC, the Security Institute and Tyco.

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