Today Brian Sims reports from the Security Institute’s Annual Conference. He’s been right productive, too. There’s the hard-hitting assessment of regulation from MP Bruce George; the address from chairman Mike Bluestone that announced a new Chartered Status Steering Group; and a new framework of CPD qualifications called ‘Securing the Future’. Skills!
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So. SMT Online‘s indefatigable editor, Brian Sims, has gone conference crazy in recent times. Here’s his SMT Online Editor’s View about ACS discussions at the SIA Stakeholder Conference; Dr Adam White on the journey to regulation; a look behind the scenes at the SIA event; and David Greer at yesterday’s Skills for Security conference.
Elsewhere, I went on a bit of an opinion-binge after watching a documentary about CCTV on the BBC; in ONVIF news, it went and released its testing tool and conformance process; and Security Installer editor Alan Hyder brought us important news about the theft of bees. Bees! Geez.
The one thing that simply everybody’s doing these days is entering the Security Excellence Awards. Why? Because winning one means you and your company will be immortalised, like the legendary heroes of story books and the like. Dramatic!
And: www.info4security.com and www.ifsec.co.uk
It’s festival season. Well, not really. But you’d be forgiven for thinking so if you looked at I4S today (please look at I4S today). On there is a picture of people watching an outdoor musical concert in the rain. That’s summertime fun right there! The story is about AP Security. And forests.
There’s also a piece on Mike Bluestone, who has just been elected the new chairman of the UK’s Security Institute. It’s informative stuff!
Security company merger news: Axis Security and Temple Security have merged their guarding operations.
Elsewhere, there’s a neighbourhood acquisition, with some imposing looking chaps; Axis Communications takes us behind the scenes at IFSEC – like a magician revealing his tricks, only infinitely more exciting; and India gets tough on maritime security. Hit the deck.
Something you’re possibly completely unaware of, due to the fact that I have neglected to mention it so often, is the IFSEC Conference 2009. This superlative conference is truly the apex of all things security discussiony. If you’re not there, well – in some ways you’d have to question the validity of your own existence. Yes!