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Major IFSEC 2018 announcement

Security has never been a more critical discussion.

2017 has been a year where organisations and governments became increasingly aware that the manner of threat which they were working to prevent has changed irrevocably. Europe fell victim to a string of unpredictable attacks; Yahoo saw their share value fall by $350 billion over 48 hours after the largest security breach in history was revealed; the NHS found their physical assets left vulnerable after a ransomware attack disrupted their ambulance service; the FBI and Apple went to war on encryption and Airbnb properties were left in chaos when a smartlock update went wrong. These represented a pivotal theme, the need for all those influencing security to adapt to reflect the more complex world, and the ever-closer interweaving of physical and cyber security.

The time is now for the security profession to unite their knowledge and their technologies to protect people, property and profits. To do this we must transform our expertise. We must be able to access the solutions we need. We must commit to making the world a safer place. IFSEC has a vision; to transform alongside the security industry As of 2018, it is IFSEC s commitment to become this place for the profession to create a safer world. More than just a prominent trade show, IFSEC must foster the global security conversation, be the vessel that sets and carries the agenda and be the antenna for broadcasting the safety and security dialogue.

2018 will be the inauguration year of a transformation of IFSEC s 40 year heritage as a physical security show into a high level security summit and integrated security event. When IFSEC was first conceived, the threats we faced were merely physical. Society has adapted and this is the year we must too. The security profession must evolve to meet modern needs. IFSEC is gladly becoming the arena for the big discussions, however difficult they may be. The security profession must discover solutions that are a driving force in protecting businesses, people and data.

IFSEC will give the security industry the platform to display and discover products and services to help national, corporate and home security adapt to the changing tides of tomorrow s challenges. The security profession must drive the agenda. IFSEC will exist for the world s leading security experts to find a platform for provocative debate on global security and propel intercommunication forward between the installer, integrator, end user and vendor. IFSEC 2018; an orchestration of every aspect of how the security sector relates to our world IFSEC will exist to be the conduit between the security profession and the solutions needed to achieve global safety. To pilot this conversation in 2018, IFSEC will; Drive an emphasis on major keynote addresses from strategic global security leaders, in a dedicated Summit Host a multitude of high level panel debates from government and industry influencers, congregated in the striking Amphitheatre Provide the opportunity to hear from those leading the way in identifying, installing and maintaining transformational security practices between physical and IT, introducing an Integrated Security Theatre Establish the impartial voice of security equipment, rigorously holding technology up to the test in real-life Testing, across Attack Scenarios, Surveillance Situations and more Propel intercommunication forward between the installer, integrator, end user and vendor, in hosted collaborative roundtable peer discussions Deliver security innovation to the world, revealing thousands of differentiated products that will filtrate from government, to the boardroom, and to every individual in the security profession It s time to allow the security industry to thrive and forge the global agenda We trust that as custodians of IFSEC, which is a privilege we re rightly proud to have, that the industry, market and every stakeholder will view this declaration of intent in a positive light. IFSEC is indeed a successful exhibition business but we re acutely aware that it has a profound reason to exist at a more elevated level. If there is a vision of what makes a safer global landscape, it begins with the security profession. Join the beginning of this journey with IFSEC 2018 to design a more secure world and help security thrive over threat. Free Download: The key to mitigating cybersecurity risks Exploiting IoT technology without creating cybersecurity vulnerabilities is one of the defining challenges in today s security landscape.

This report will help you to see why third parties should adhere to secure by design principles and why the necessary convergence of IT and security departments demands a holistic approach .

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IPI – Official Site

IPI - Official SiteFor over 36 years, the Institute of Professional Investigators has sought to encourage and promote its members to achieve and maintain a high standard of professionalism whilst engaged in their investigative activities. Our organisation is the only Institute within the private investigation sector in the United Kingdom. We consider our membership to be truly representative of the investigation sector.

The IPI has launched a new online tracing course.

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The IPI is partnering with IGC to offer Professional Development Training.

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The new IPI cards recognise those members of the IPI who have taken the trouble to study for and pass the required NVQ Level 3 examination.

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Help and advice for those seeking a career as a Professional and Private Investigator.

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IPI - Official Site Do you want the best possible quality of work carried out in respect of the investigation you would like undertaken? Do you want to ensure that the information has been obtained lawfully and therefore in a manner that will be acceptable and valuable if and when your issue results in a court hearing?

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IPI - Official Site The Institute’s online Foundation Course has been running now for eight years and has become very popular as an entry point into the world of professional and private investigation6. Study at home at your own pace.

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ICO Publications

The following publications, What price privacy?8 and When can I disclose information to a private investigator?9 have been by the Information Commissioner s Office (www.ipo.gov.uk10) and would be of interest and use to investigators in all sectors.

Copyright remains with the ICO.

Professional Indemnity insurance for IPI members

The Institute of Professional Investigators (IPI) has developed in partnership with insurance broker Kerry London Ltd a discounted Professional Indemnity solution exclusively for IPI members.

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Letter from Lord Taylor regarding Licensing

Deputy Principal James Harrison-Griffiths has recently received a response to his letter to Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP from Lord Taylor of the SIA with an update on licensing.

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Attorney General s guidelines on disclosure 2013

Revised guidance on how to apply the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 can be downloaded from the Government Website (Published: 3 December 2013)

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IPI and IQ

The IPI is now working closely with IQ to ensure that the online Foundation Course meets the necessary industry criteria.

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Updated fire extinguisher servicing scheme now includes asbestos awareness

BAFE SP101 BAFE has launched the revised SP101 scheme, which seeks to recalibrate the definition of competence in the context of fire extinguisher services. It also updates and strengthens the role of the fire extinguisher technician. Live since 1 October, The SP101 Competency of portable fire extinguisher organisations and technicians scheme has introduced additional technical competence to the revised sections of BS 5306, relating to fire extinguishing installations and equipment on premises.

And it introduces requirements for training in asbestos awareness and health and safety procedures.

The technician competency portfolio used by BAFE assessors has also been reviewed and strengthened in order to protect the BAFE Diploma s status as a gold standard in the industry.

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