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Security Matters Podcast – Episode 22 now live to view

THE TWENTY second edition of the Security Matters Podcast for practising professionals in the security business sector is now live to view. Each episode of the Security Matters Podcast features a round-up and analysis of the biggest news stories published on the magazine’s website in addition to detailed discussions with selected professionals from the security business sector.

Episode 22 of the Security Matters Podcast features exclusive interviews with Andy Williams (co-founder, director and deputy chair of TINYg, the global counter-terrorism information network), Matt Gilmartin (managing director at security fogging systems specialist Concept Smoke Screen) and Phil Cleary (the CEO of The SmartWater Group who has recently taken the decision to stand down from the business after three decades in post).

Andy Williams is a recognised specialist in the fields of both law enforcement and security management. He spends a large proportion of his time volunteering as a mentor for individuals across the security profession and also as a magistrate. A former chair of the UK Chapter and regional vice-president of ASIS International, Williams has served as a Middle Warden of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and also as a member of the Validation Board for The Security Institute.

Further, Williams is a Certified Protection Professional and a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. In conversation with Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims, Williams focuses his attentions on the threatscape for the year ahead and also looks back on the many achievements realised by TINYg to date.

Connected campaign

Our second guest on this edition of the Security Matters Podcast is Matt Gilmartin, managing director of Concept Smoke Screen, the developer of security-based fogging systems. Gilmartin has now been resident within the business for over two decades, in fact, having previously served as sales director and also in the role of national sales manager.

He's a great champion of the myriad benefits to be realised by those companies who choose to export UK-manufactured security systems and technology and makes very good use of his conversation with Brian to inform the readers of Security Matters all about the new Connected campaign being run by Concept Smoke Screen.

In essence, the latter is all about repositioning the security industry at the very forefront of responsible environmental practises and as an advocate of – and, importantly, an active participant within – the social changes needed to address the causes of criminality in our society.

Forensic coding solutions

Our final guest on Episode 22 of the Security Matters Podcast is Phil Cleary, the co-founder and recently retired CEO of The SmartWater Group, the company focused squarely on risk management and forensic coding solutions.

Across the years, Cleary has realised strategies for The SmartWater Group’s myriad clients. Those strategies have been proven to suppress crimes such as burglary, robbery and theft within sectors including retail and the utilities.

Having only just stood down as CEO of the business, Cleary duly reflects on the company’s many significant achievements during his tenure. He then proceeds to outline what he firmly believes to be the major issues facing the security business sector over the next few years.

Listen to the Security Matters Podcast

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