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VSG secures five regional accolades in 2015 BSIA Security Personnel Awards

Security specialist Vision Security Group (VSG) – part of the Compass Group UK & Ireland – is celebrating after several members of its dedicated personnel team won five regional British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Awards.

The BSIA’s Security Personnel Awards 2015 serve to reward security officers for their dedication, loyalty, teamwork, customer service skills, use of technology and bravery.

Currently in their seventh year, the awards are presented both regionally and nationally in five categories: Service to the Customer, Outstanding Act, Best Use of Technology, Best Team and Best Newcomer.

VSG's proud officers with the regional BSIA Awards for 2015

VSG’s proud officers with the regional BSIA Awards for 2015

VSG’s victorious officers are now being put forward for the national round of the competition.

Three VSG teams were successful in the Best Team category, with two more colleagues also receiving recognition in the Best Use of Technology and Service to the Customer categories.

These awards come hot on the heels of an already successful few months for the company which, earlier this year, achieved certification as a ‘Top Employer in the UK 2015’. Indeed, this is the fourth year running that VSG has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute for offering colleagues an outstanding working environment.

Barry Dawson, business director for VSG, commented: “We’re delighted to have won so many of the regional British Security Industry Association Awards. These awards are very highly regarded within the security industry and showcase the talent we have here at VSG. We’re extremely proud of the outstanding work our officers and teams do in the course of their day-to-day duties. It’s great to see these first-class performances recognised.”

Barry Dawson: business director at VSG

Barry Dawson: business director at VSG

Holistic security service

VSG supplies security solutions to over 1,500 national organisations, many of them blue chip companies. The business offers a holistic security service with award-winning expertise in security guarding, background screening and vetting, mobile security services, secure event solutions, security systems and remote monitoring that’s tailored to each client’s needs.

Established in March 2000, VSG set out to raise standards within the security industry for both customers and staff. Through a commitment to this founding principle, VSG has become one of the fastest-growing companies in its sector.

Compass Group UK & Ireland is part of Compass Group plc, a specialist support services provider generating annual revenues of £17.1 billion in the year to 30 September 2014 and £1.8 billion of revenues in the UK & Ireland.

The business operates across core vertical sectors including healthcare, education, defence, offshore and leisure and lists a broad range of clients within its portfolio.

Across the UK & Ireland, Compass Group’s operations span no less than 10,000 sites and employ more than 60,000 dedicated members of staff.

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David Blunkett MP to deliver opening Keynote Speech at inaugural (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA

(ISC)² – the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals – has published the education programme and speaker line-up for its inaugural Security Congress EMEA, which takes place on 9-10 December at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

Organised in partnership with the MIS Training Institute, the conference programme offers a broad professional development opportunity, combining a comprehensive plenary programme with focused track sessions delivered by a cross-section of the security community throughout the region.

Kicking off the programme with insights into why the UK Government elevated cyber security to a Tier 1 threat is the Right Honourable David Blunkett MP, who served as Home Secretary between 2001 and 2004.

“I’m very pleased to see and also support this obvious commitment from the (ISC)² community aimed at increasing our capacity to ensure security for us all in the digitally-enabled, digitally-dependent economy,” explained Blunkett. “It has never been more crucial for the EMEA region’s international information security professionals to join forces and align their efforts as we all face the increasingly complex and adversarial challenges developing in the cyber world.”

The ISC2 Security Congress EMEA 2014 takes place in London during early December

The ISC2 Security Congress EMEA 2014 takes place in London during early December

Other confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Simon Singh (the best-selling author, journalist, radio broadcaster, TV producer and director), Dr Stefan Lüders (head of computer security at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Jaya Baloo (CISO for KPN in the Netherlands) and Michael Colao, head of security at AXA in the UK.

Conference sessions cover current events (including the privacy issues hampering the UK’s NHS data sharing scheme) and real world Case Studies from Euroclear, the Ministry of Justice in Saudi Arabia, UBS and the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre.

Delegates are able to organise their agenda around 30 sessions, including a comprehensive plenary programme and break-out sessions across six tracks: Governance, Risk and Compliance, Mobile Security, Human Factors, Security Architecture and Data Security.

“The quality and depth of the responses received following our Call for Speakers was overwhelming, allowing us to build a strong programme that addresses professional development needs at all levels,” explained John Colley, managing director for the EMEA region at (ISC)². “This event offers members of the professional community an opportunity to learn from their peers and debate the latest proposals around some of the key cyber security issues that are challenging companies, Governments and society on a daily basis.”

In addition to the conference sessions, Security Congress EMEA delegates have the opportunity to include two pre-conference workshops (to be held on 8 December) within their conference agenda. These workshops are based on the (ISC)² CBK training seminars for the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM) and Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) credentials.

David Blunkett MP

David Blunkett MP

“It’s our vision to inspire a safe and secure cyber world,” commented Wim Remes, chairman of the (ISC)² Board of Directors. “We execute on this vision by offering value to society through credentials, resources and leadership. These concepts are reflected in Security Congress EMEA 2014 through a valuable education programme. I’m delighted to see the calibre of speakers that have chosen to present their thoughts at our event.”

All sessions and workshops qualify for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. Registration is now open. (ISC)² members, chapter members and supporting organisations are eligible for special discounted pricing.

For more information or to register for the (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA visit: http://www.EMEAcongress.isc2.org

Further information about (ISC)²

Formed in 1989 and thus celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide. The organisation currently plays host to over 100,000 members in more than 135 countries.

Globally recognised as ‘The Gold Standard’, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorisation Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates.

(ISC)²’s certifications are among the first IT credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark designed for assessing and certifying personnel.

(ISC)² also offers education programmes and services based on its CBK, a compendium of information and software security topics.

Additional detail is available at: http://www.isc2.org

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(ISC)² announces inaugural EMEA Security Congress: London, 8-10 December 2014

The Call for Presentations is now open for (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA 2014, an event designed to provide a unique international platform for information security professionals.

International information security professionals have a unique opportunity to meet, learn and get ahead of industry developments with the announcement of the inaugural (ISC)2 Security Congress EMEA.

Organised in partnership with the MIS Training Institute, the (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA 2014 is the first multi-day conference within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to be hosted by (ISC)², the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide.

Submissions for presentations are now being accepted until 4 July for the 8-10 December 2014 event, which is to be held at The Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

“(ISC)² EMEA has delivered educational conferences across the region for nearly ten years,” explained John Colley CISSP, managing director for (ISC)² EMEA, “allowing us to develop a strong network of top-notch speakers that can offer real insight into the issues we are all facing.”

International information security professionals have a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and get ahead of industry developments with the announcement of the inaugural (ISC)2 Security Congress EMEA

International information security professionals have a unique opportunity to meet, learn, and get ahead of industry developments with the announcement of the inaugural (ISC)2 Security Congress EMEA

Colley continued: “What makes this initiative really interesting is the opportunity we have to showcase the wealth of experience within the membership. This event presents a unique opportunity for professionals at all levels to come together, share what theyre experiencing on the front lines and learn from each other. I anticipate strong, informative and really useful sessions across the five designated conference tracks.”

Strengthening Cyber Security Defenders

Set to the overall theme of Strengthening Cyber Security Defenders, the (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA 2014 is open to all interested industry professionals.

Building on the experiences of the US-based (ISC)² Security Congress, which is now in its fourth year, the (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA will offer a comprehensive seminar programme over five focused tracks, a pre-conference day of training workshops and special interest sessions along with a gala dinner.

Keynotes and plenaries will be complemented by a broad review of current industry concerns in the following tracks: Governance, Risk and Compliance, Mobile Security, Human Factors, Architecture and Data Security.

The (ISC)² Security Congress EMEA 2014 is the latest development in (ISC)²’s successful and growing global event programme which currently includes 14 one-day (ISC)² information and software security events held in major cities throughout the EMEA region.

For presentation submission requirements, and to learn more, visit: http://www.EMEAcongress.isc2.org

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