Brian hears from Iain Wright CFIRM (Chief Risk Officer for Europe at Canada Life and Chair of the Institute of Risk Management) about the business world’s ongoing response to COVID-19, how companies can build resilience into their operations and the Institute’s recent announcement concerning Modern Apprenticeships for Risk and Compliance.

In addition, Brian interviews Jamie Allam (CEO at Amthal Fire and Security, the business focused on the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of integrated electronic fire and security solutions within the retail, commercial and public sector markets and celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2020). Jamie concentrates on key trends in the security business sector and how the pandemic has altered its internal dynamics.

During Episode 13 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian interviews Mike Bluestone CSyP FSyI (Director of Corps Consult, itself a division of Corps Security) about COVID-19’s impact on the UK’s security guarding sector, the Register of Chartered Security Professionals and diversity and equality within the private security industry.

Also, Brian chats with Jeremy Hockham (Managing Director of Norbain, the security, fire and IP connectivity systems distribution company) who focuses his attentions on the current state of play in the security market, the developing role of the distributor, the launch of ‘Norbain TV’ and the company’s ‘Solutions for the New Normal’ campaign.

Brian interviews Peter French MBE (Managing Director of SSR Personnel and Executive Profiles) about recruitment trends for the security sector, recent salary surveys conducted by the business and ASIS International and the importance of the Security Benevolent Fund, particularly so during the pandemic.

Also, Brian chats with Martyn Ryder (Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Morphean, the specialist high-tech developer of video monitoring and surveillance platforms) who concentrates on how the cloud is positively impacting the physical security world.

In Episode 11, Brian chats with Tony Porter (the Surveillance Camera Commissioner) about the biggest surveillance challenges facing the security industry and the impact of the recent case involving Ed Bridges on policing and, indeed, the users of automated facial recognition technology.

Also, Brian chats with Phil Wood (Head of the School of Aviation and Security at Buckinghamshire New University) who turns his attentions towards the recent formation of The Security Community and what benefits it will realise for practising security professionals as well as the industry in general.

In Episode 10 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian interviews David Ward (CEO at Ward Security) about the changing role of security officers, attracting new entrants to the sector and the importance of the City Security Council (of which he’s the Founder and Chairman).

In addition, Brian chats with Alistair Enser (CEO at Reliance High-Tech, the independent provider of electronic security and lone worker protection systems) who focuses on the ‘new normal’ and the challenges now facing end users.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims evaluates the current major news stories emerging from across the security industry. In Episode 9 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews Richard Jenkins (CEO at the National Security Inspectorate) on the NSI’s role in the security sector, how COVID-19 has impacted the inspections regime and developments in standards.

In addition, Brian chats with John Davies (Managing Director at access control solutions specialist TDSi) who turns his attentions towards security solutions in a post-Coronavirus environment and the delivery of systems for emerging Smart Cities.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the current major news stories emerging from across the security business sector. In Episode 8 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews David Scott (Managing Director at Skills for Security) about apprenticeships in the security business sector as well as some of the core projects in focus for the organisation. In addition, Brian chats with Frederic Haegeman (Business Leader for Honeywell’s commercial security operation in Europe) who focuses on integrated security platforms and healthy buildings.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the latest major news stories emerging from across the security business sector. In Episode 7 of the fortnightly Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews Angus Darroch-Warren CSyP FSyI (director at the Linx International Group) on the subjects of CPD and security training, Richard Jackson (founder and chairman of the Gate Safe Charity) and Steven Kenny (industry liaison for systems architecture and engineering at network video solutions developer Axis Communications) who reviews security technology solutions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the latest major news stories emerging from across the security business sector. In Episode 6 of the fortnightly Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews David Rubens (Executive Director at the Institute of Strategic Risk Management) about business preparedness and resilience when it comes to crisis events and hears from Gary Mercer (UK Sales Manager at VCA Technology) in relation to current developments across the video surveillance market.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the major news stories presently emerging from right across the security business sector here in the UK. In Episode 5 of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian also chats with Godfried Hendriks CPP, the 65th President of ASIS International and an expert in the field of retail security, and interviews Kenny Long (UK business development manager for facial recognition at Digital Barriers and a key driver of the ‘Super Recognisers’ movement which helps the police service to spot criminals in CCTV images and large crowds).

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the latest news stories emerging from right across the security business sector. In Episode 4 of the fortnightly Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews Justin Crump (CEO at the London-based strategic risk consultancy Sibylline) and chats with Nick Smith (Regional Sales Manager at Genetec) about the role of security-focused technologies when it comes to easing the lockdown and establishing the ‘new normal’.

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the latest news stories emerging from across the security business sector. In this episode of the Security Matters Podcast, Brian also interviews Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI (Director of Perpetuity Research and Founder of the Outstanding Security Performance Awards) and Pat Jefferies (Commercial Director at Abloy UK).

Security Matters Editor Brian Sims analyses the latest news emerging from across the security business sector. This week, Brian also interviews Rick Mounfield (CEO at The Security Institute) and Lars Larsen (Interim CEO and CFO at Milestone Systems).

Welcome to the first episode of the Security Matters Podcast hosted by Security Matters Editor Brian Sims, who will analyse this week's biggest news stories. Brian will be joined this week by SSAIB CEO Alex Carmichael and ABL Components Commercial Manager Nick Whitehouse. 

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