Euralarm has released its Annual Report for 2018-2019. The period is described as “a year of change” for the organisation. With a new president, Board, general director and section leaders in place and the final integration of the Extinguishing Section in the overall structure, the association is now “ready to move forwards” into the future.
The Annual Report covers the period between the General Assemblies of the association and follows the structure of Euralarm, with every section and Technical Committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and details of plans for the future.
A running theme of the document is Euralarm’s work on building strategic alliances. Throughout the Annual Report, the activities of the Euralarm sections underline the importance and necessity of co-operation in the fire safety and security business. Such co-operation ensures that Euralarm’s voice is heard in Brussels both on the political and the standardisation side of the equation.
New technologies, changes in the macroeconomic environment, the new EU Parliament and the reshaping of the international landscape will afford Euralarm both challenges and opportunities. Set against this background, it’s important for Euralarm to generate far-reaching acknowledgement of what it does among European politicians and policy-makers and to keep these and other relevant stakeholders involved in the industry.
Across 2018-2019, there has been an ongoing growth in membership for Euralarm with Eaton Electrical Products and Halma plc joining as new members of the Fire Section. This continuous growth, in line with the trend of the previous years, is “a sign of trust” in Euralarm, its organisation, vision and strategy, all of which are detailed in the Annual Report.
*Euralarm’s Annual Report 2018-2019 can be downloaded from the Euralarm website: https://www.euralarm.org/euralarm-publications/annual-report/annual-report-2018-2019
The Board of Euralarm has announced the newest member of the organisation. Halma plc is to join the Fire Section of Euralarm and will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation towards European institutions and standardisation organisations. This includes the monitoring of legislative and standardisation issues relevant to the industry.
Halma plc will have access to the extended network of national associations and major companies in the electronic fire safety and security sectors which form Euralarm’s membership. The new membership for Halma plc will create opportunities for both sides as it also strengthens the association.
Halma plc is a global group of technology companies. Its Fire and Security Division provides products that protect both lives and property. Within the fire detection and alarm sector these products include wired and wireless fire detection (smoke, heat, gas, multi), audible and visual warning devices, beam and flame detectors, single or networked control and indicating systems.
In the field of security, the company offers wired and wireless security product solutions covering end user applications from small residential projects through to large-scale commercial premises.
Companies joining Euralarm gain a unique insight into what’s happening on other European markets and the opportunities that they might offer. They not only tap into the political expertise and understanding of the EU policy, but can also make personal connections with technical and political experts and potential business partners.
Being a member of Euralarm enables companies and associations to gain expertise on standardisation. Members have their voice heard in Brussels and can support and direct standardisation and legislative processes.
Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy-makers and standards bodies. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5,000 companies valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm’s members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.
SANS Institute, the world’s largest cyber security training provider, will be returning to Belgium in early 2016 to host five essential information security training courses.
Entitled ‘SANS Brussels Winter 2016’, the training event offers security, penetration testing and forensics tracks including the popular SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp taught by Dr Eric Cole, a SANS faculty Fellow, course author and member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th President.
“Demand for security expertise is outstripping supply, making this a great time for both individuals and organisations to benefit from strengthening and gaining new skills,” urged Cole, “Events like ‘SANS Brussels Winter 2016’ and other SANS training opportunities around Europe are vital to help combat what’s now an increasingly complex threat landscape.”
‘SANS Brussels Winter 2016’ takes place from Monday 18 January-Saturday 23 January at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in the heart of Brussels, and includes a programme of evening talks and networking opportunities.
Training courses scheduled to run at the event are as follows:
- SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (Tutor: Raul Siles)
- SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (Tutor: Dr Eric Cole)
- SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling (Tutor: Steve Armstrong)
- FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis (Tutor: George Bakos)
- FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis (Tutor: TBC)
Each course has an associated GIAC certification. Discounted rates for the certification attempt are available when purchased with a training course.
*For more information on ‘SANS Brussels Winter 2016’ visit: https://www.sans.org/event/belgium-2016/