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Global Security Summit London Announces Inaugural Education Programme With High-Level Security Sector Speakers

August 7, 2012

LONDON, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

With big names from the world of security, finance, Government and policing in
attendance, Global Security Summit London (http://www.globalsecurity-summit.com)
organisers UBM Live and Pro-Activ Publications have announced the inaugural show’s
two-day, sector-driven education programme for 10-11 October 2012.

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This bespoke event for end users with security management and converged project
responsibilities features a two-day educational programme that will focus on both logical
and physical security solutions, addressing convergence, interoperability and
infrastructure capabilities along the way.

Following on from the current security debate surrounding security for the 2012 London
Olympics, Day One of the Global Security Summit London education programme centres on the
post-Olympics legacy, the impending security implications and the future of public-private
sector partnerships.

Day Two will be more IT-focused, examining the subject of convergence and encompassing
the increasing integration of physical and cyber security – both now and in the future.

In many organisations physical security and information security are managed by two
separate departments. However, in this day and age businesses are increasingly vulnerable
to blended threats. Therefore, it’s vital to be able to prioritise risks and respond
effectively to a wide variety of threats.

James Willison (of Unified Security, and vice-chairman ASIS International’s European
Advisory Council Security Convergence Sub-Committee) and Sarb Sembhi (director of
consulting services at Incoming Thought) have worked together on a variety of projects
which identify these converged issues and developed integrated solutions. Both are
delighted to be introducing the key aspects of their work at Global Security Summit London
this coming October.

Each day of the new show will be divided into two individual themes with ‘Creating
Safer Cities: The Role of Partnerships’ scheduled for the morning of Day One and ‘Security
Challenges for Global Organisations’ in the afternoon.

Senior speakers will address topics such as Cross-Sector Safety and Security
Communications (CSSC), the ever-expanding role of the private sector in security provision
across the public realm and global counter-terrorism issues.

Maximising business resilience, securing London’s’ transport infrastructure and
guidelines on how to embed security into your organisation from the top down will also be

Confirmed speakers for Day One include Andy Trotter (chief constable, British
Transport Police), Don Randall MBE (head of security at the Bank of England), Charles Farr
(director general of the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, Home Office) and Mike
Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI , chairman of The Security Institute.

Commenting on Global Security Summit London, Mike Bluestone said: “I’m delighted that
The Security Institute is supporting Global Security Summit London. This important event
will attract a serious audience of security professionals who, along with members of The
Security Institute, share a common desire to raise professional standards in the security

Bluestone continued: “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to speak at the first
Global Security Summit on the topic of Best Practice in Security. None of us has a
monopoly on good ideas, and I look forward to not only speaking but also hearing
delegates’ own thoughts and comments on sustaining and enhancing the embedding of good
security practice, at all levels, in both the private and public sectors.”

Day Two’s themes incorporate ‘The Role of Technology and Smarter Working in Corporate
Security’ in the morning, and ‘Security Convergence, Integration and Interoperability’ in
the afternoon.

High-level speakers will offer innovative and forward-thinking presentations on
topical issues such as ‘E-Crime Prevention and Policing Cyberspace’, ‘Radicalisation and
the Internet’ and ‘Future Security Threats’.

‘The Security Convergence Movement – A holistic approach to security’, ‘How to enhance
your Security Integration Capability’ and ‘Global Security: A challenge for the Modern
CSO’ will also be discussed.

Confirmed speakers include deputy chief constable Stuart Hyde (the ACPO lead on
e-crime prevention and president of the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace), Hagai
Segal (lecturer at New York University in London), Ian Pearson (futurologist at Futurizon
GmbH) and Balaji Srimoolanathan, the principal consultant on Aerospace, Defence & Security
at Frost & Sullivan.

Balaji Srimoolanathan explained: “As a speaker at Global Security Summit London, I
regard this event to be a unique platform for end users and members of the wider security
community to come together and share their thoughts, discuss Best Practice and address
critical security challenges and strategic issues around integration, interoperability and
infrastructure capabilities.”

For further information on Global Security Summit London, the full education programme
and speaker line-up please visit http://www.globalsecurity-summit.com, follow us on
Twitter (@GSS_London) or join the LinkedIn Group.

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact event manager Tracy Bebbington on
tel: +44(0)207-921-8065 or e-mail: tracy.bebbington@ubm.com or Paul Amura (business
development director at Pro-Activ Publications) on tel: +44(0)20-8295-8307 or e-mail:

About Global Security Summit London

Global Security Summit London is the unique event for end users with security
management and converged project responsibilities. Run by UBM Live, organisers of IFSEC
International and Firex International; and Pro-Activ, publishers of RISK UK magazine,
Global Security Summit London is part of the is part of the Working Buildings Series which
includes the FM event (http://www.thefmevent.com), the UK’s longest running facilities
event, Building Services – The CIBSE Conference & Exhibition (
http://www.buildingservicesevent.com [http://(www.buildingservicesevent.com ]) and Energy
Solutions (http://www.energysolutionsexpo.co.uk) the UK’s leading energy management

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five
continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their
brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A,
Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions,
conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification
programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20
industry sectors.

About Pro-Activ Publications

Pro-Activ Publishing is the leading independent publisher of security magazines in the
UK. Established industry titles such as PSI, Risk UK and Benchmark keep end users,
installers, consultants and trade associations up to date with new product launches, case
studies and in-depth articles. All three magazines produce weekly e-newsletters and have
websites featuring exclusive content. Unique in the market, Benchmark magazine is
dedicated to independent testing of CCTV, intruder alarms and other security systems. Risk
UK magazine is the ideal partner for the Global Security Summit with its readership of
7000 buyers and specifiers of security, fire, IT and business continuity products and

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