Info4Security End User News: Global Security Summit Special

This week witnessed the opening of the 2012 Global Security Summit, which ran at London’s Olympia on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 October.

Organised by UBM Live and Pro-Activ Publications, this new end user-focused event featured both an exhibition showcasing top quality security solutions and a bespoke education programme

All of the major topics were covered, among them security convergence, interoperability, smart technologies and law enforcement in the Capital

We also addressed key questions on subjects including the future of security management and procurement, and highlighted lessons learned from the Olympic Games

The Global Security Summit’s Advice Centre was staffed by experts from The Security Institute, ASIS, the BSIA and the FPA and specifically designed to offer unrivalled expert opinion and advice on the varied security challenges facing today’s end users. 

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals supported the show, at which Security Industry Authority CEO Bill Butler updated attendees on the future of private sector regulation

In addition, London’s Deputy Mayor Kit Malthouse opened proceedings on Thursday (talking about Mayor Boris Johnson’s apprenticeships drive), and we confirmed a speaking session for LOCOG’s head of security Andrew Amery

LOCOG head of security confirmed to speak at Global Security Summit

Andrew Amery, head of security co-ordination for London 2012 organiser LOCOG, has been confirmed to speak at the inaugural Global Security Summit 

Contract terminated after ‘alarming lapse of security’ at nuclear site

The company providing security at a US nuclear facility has been fired following a breach of security in July, when three people entered the complex 

HD CCTV technology risks breaching Human Rights

The increasing sophistication of surveillance technology could breach people’s Human Rights, the UK’s new surveillance camera commissioner has warned 

Global Security Summit: “Avoid the pitfalls of security procurement”

Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of security procurement by attending the Advice Centre 

Education programme unveiled for Global Security Summit London

Info4Security outlines the high level education programme for the inaugural Global Security Summit in London 

Retailers back CCTV as nearly 60% plan to move to IP

The majority of retailers say that CCTV has a direct effect in reducing losses they incur, according to a new survey 

Global Security Summit: the security convergence movement

James Willison and Sarb Sembhi bring the thoughts behind ‘The Security Convergence Movement’ to GSS 

Global Security Summit: where next for security management?

We speak to TSI and ASIS UK chairmen Mike Bluestone and Mike Alexander about the future for the security sector 

BBC documentary investigates armed private security industry

The BBC documentary ‘Britain’s Private War’ investigated the UK’s armed private security industry 

Global Security Summit: Kit Malthouse to speak on Mayor’s apprenticeships campaign

Kit Malthouse – the Deputy Mayor for London – will be delivering an address on Mayor Boris Johnson’s Apprenticeships Campaign 

Global Security Summit: IBM UK’s Ron Fellows on smart technology

Analytics, ‘big data’ and smart technologies in the security space will be the focus for IBM’s Ron Fellows during his conference session 

Brian Sims
Media Solutions Manager
UBM Live Security and Fire Portfolio

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