‘POSTAL SCREENING from the Viewpoint of Risk Management, Facilities and Security’ is the subject matter for the next Security Matters webinar, which is being run in conjunction with sponsor Todd Research on Tuesday 25 October from 10.30 am until 11.30 am.
Most organisations use postal and courier services for sending and receiving mail and parcels. The potential for malicious attacks via these services is far more common than many might realise. Whether talk turns towards hoax or genuine threats, the effect of an attack episode on an organisation’s day-to-day operations has the potential to be catastrophic.
With this in mind, Jason Wakefield (sales director) and Martyn Stanley (consultant on detection technology) from Todd Research (the company founded back in 1950 and specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of X-ray scanners, metal detectors and blast suppression equipment), together with Terriscope’s co-founder Kyle Hardcastle, will discuss the importance of postal screening from different viewpoints, concentrating on risk management, facilities and security.
During the webinar – which is free to view and certified for Continuing Professional Development points thanks to Security Matters’ special arrangement with The Security Institute – delegates will be able to learn about typical postal-borne threats and how to detect and mitigate them.
Jason Wakefield served in the British Army and boasts extensive first-hand experience of counter-terrorism and combating improvised explosive devices. On leaving the Armed Forces, Wakefield worked in a range of high-profile private security roles involving the protection of celebrities and royalty. One of the owners of Todd Research, Wakefield oversees all aspects of the company’s sales division.
Martyn Stanley joined Todd Research in 2017 armed with a background in security management, having worked on major projects across a wide range of sectors. During his subsequent five-year tenure with the business, Stanley has spearheaded an online training project for the operators of postal screening equipment and forged new partnerships to improve the company’s technologies, such as the recent integration of Callmy alerts on the TR15 system.
On a daily basis, Stanley provides consultation services for a wide range of clients and develops strategic collaborations with key partners.
The app and web-based platform Terriscope provides up-to-date, open source intelligence concentrated on potential and confirmed terrorist attacks. Co-founder Kyle Hardcastle served in the Metropolitan Police Service for 16 years before founding the company. During his service, Hardcastle spent over a decade in the counter-terrorism arena, undertaking roles in protective security, threat assessment, intelligence and digital innovation.
Across the years, Hardcastle has attained several academic qualifications in the discipline of counter-terrorism, including a Masters in Terrorism and Political Violence gained from the University of St Andrews. Indeed, Hardcastle is a subject matter expert in the counter-terrorism field and an established counter-terrorism lecturer, regularly delivering presentations on the subject of the policing of organisations and universities across the globe.
The readers of Security Matters can register online now for this webinar, which is being chaired and moderated by Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI.