The latest innovations in counter terror security

IFSEC International returns to ExCeL London, 18-20 June 2019. Europe’s largest integrated security event tackles national security issues from counter terror measures and cyber security to security techniques for tackling extremism

IFSEC International is the premier global integrated security event and trade show, bringing together thousands of UK and international visitors and hundreds of leading security suppliers including Axis, Hanwha Techwin, Texecom, Hikvision, Dahua, IDIS, AnyVision and Avigilon – all under one roof.

Security professionals can access world-leading education, discover fascinating insights from industry leaders and keynote speakers, and source the most innovative security products and solutions on the market across perimeter protection, video surveillance, access control, cyber security and more, including: video surveillance; converged security; IT and cyber security; perimeter protection and physical security; intruder detection; and access control.

There is also free access to the co-located FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show. Having access to all four events makes this an ideal opportunity to align your security strategies with your approaches to health, safety and facilities management, so you can take an integrated approach to fully protecting and ensuring the well-being of your people and properties.

What’s more, IFSEC is further expanding: in 2020, Security & Counter Terror Expo, Forensics Europe Expo and Ambition will also co-locate at ExCeL, London.

Industry-leading seminar programme
The seminar and conference programme takes places across three days at IFSEC International and is rich with informative sessions covering best practice, ongoing trends and future developments in physical and perimeter security. The event’s packed agenda of seminars, speeches and presentations comes in at over 35 hours of content, in dedicated venues including the Keynote Arena, the Future of Security Theatre, brought to you by Tavcom, and the Converged Security Centre in partnership with Vidsys.

These seminars will bring you the latest on safe cities, anti-terror and the protection of critical national infrastructure, and include a variety of real-world case studies that will demonstrate the efficacy of new solutions, technology and physical security strategies. You’ll also have the chance to put your questions directly to policy makers and anti-terror experts – last year, those who attended the discussions in the Keynote Arena heard from Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and Dr Pippa Malmgren, former White House adviser.

This year, world-renowned speakers will continue to discuss and debate some of the most critical issues facing the security industry, from cyber security and ethical and legal challenges to extremism. In 2019, video analytics, AI, machine-based learning, a year of GDPR, Brexit and smart cities are all on the agenda, overseen by returning Keynote Arena chair Frank Gardner OBE. Frank Gardner himself is a key figure in counter-terror knowledge, having worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East, covering global terrorism. His expertise in this area will contextualise the sessions in the wider global counter terror discussion.

These speakers and presenters highlight the uniquely strong calibre of thought leadership that IFSEC International offers. The seminar programme gives visitors a unique access to the ideas, products and innovations at the heart of the industry, helping you shape your security strategy to tackle the threats of tomorrow.

Products in action
Discover the security products that will perform at scale to meet your unique requirements. Let exhibitors provide you with first-hand evidence, and come away with the reassurance you need that these products will perform under attack.

Ensure you don’t miss out on IFSEC’s LPCB Attack Zone, where you can witness accredited technicians put perimeter defences to the test in adrenaline-packed, real-time performances. It’s your chance to see the most innovative technology in action, including a wide range of perimeter defences, façades, safes, security enclosures and padlocks, deep learning analytics, behavioural biometrics and smart locks.

You’ll know that at times looks can be deceptive when it comes to selecting security equipment. This is why the LPCB will pit certified security equipment against non-certified products, so you can come away knowing exactly which security solutions will deliver the levels of protection you need.

As well as this, IFSEC’s ‘Show Me How’ feature will give you the opportunity to see on-stand demonstrations and pose any questions directly to the dedicated technicians who are behind the technology in question. Just look out for ‘Show Me How’ badges around the IFSEC show floor.

From the physical to integrated
IFSEC’s remit goes far beyond just physical security. With cyber threats set to cost business $6 trillion annually by 2021, the need for comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity solutions is greater than ever. The show will help you identify the right solutions to link your physical and cybersecurity strategies. This is highlighted in the Converged Security Zone, where you’ll benefit from a wide range of simulated security scenarios, conveying situations ranging from transport and utilities to open spaces and infrastructure.

It’s a chance to see first-hand how integrated security systems can align with supplementary information sources, including social media and Internet of Things devices, for a complete picture that delivers high level information security resilience.

Dedicated Government Pavilion
IFSEC is committed to facilitating collaboration between the commercial security sector and government and public sector bodies – essential when it comes to counter terror measures.

To this end, IFSEC’s dedicated Government Pavilion returns for its third consecutive year in 2019, with representatives from JSaRC (Home Office & Counter Terror Unit), the Department for International Trade (DiT), and the Defence & Security Organisation (DSO), as well as the British Transport Police, who join for the first time this year.

Global networking opportunities
Networking is at the very heart of IFSEC, giving you the chance to meet, share ideas and build relationships across the industry, with fellow professionals from over 113 countries. It’s now easier than ever to make the most of your busy time at IFSEC and arrange formal meetings through the 1-2-1 Meetings Service. The service lets you tailor your event schedule by pre-arranging meetings with the suppliers most relevant to you.

You can also enjoy more informal, impromptu meetings thanks to IFSEC’s variety of spaces, including relaxed park areas, VIP lounges, and a range of bars, including the SSAIB ICEBAR. Mix with the wider security community and strengthen your connections across networks.

Cyber crime and policing
Policing may need to consider a re-balancing away from the traditional approach and invest more in research and innovative technology if it is to keep pace with cybercriminals, Gloucestershire Police assistant chief constable Richard Berry, National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for communications data, told delegates at IFSEC.

Berry reminded the audience of Sir Robert Peel’s 1829 principles of policing, which state: “The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.”

This means forces must stay ahead of cybercriminals, rather than react to them, if they wish to effectively fight crime.

He said: “Organisations and leaders must be agile. Organisations thrive on stability and not upsetting the status quo, but to move with constant technological advancement how can we embed disruption in policing to keep people safe. What kind of normative policing service do we want to deliver in 2022 – will it be different from today?”

IFSEC International takes place 18-20 June at ExCeL, London.


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