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Security Matters Podcast – Episode 28 now live to view

THE TWENTY-eighth 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 practitioners.

Episode 28 of the Security Matters Podcast includes exclusive interviews outlining the considered thoughts and opinions of Tony Porter OBE QPM LLB (who initially served as our guest on Episode 11 when in the role of Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales at the Home Office), Dr Nicole Benjamin-Fink, Satia Rai and Stuart Galloway.

Since 2021, Tony has served as chief privacy officer at Corsight AI and, for this episode, joins forces with Nicole (the founder of Conservation Beyond Borders, itself an international team of associates, Fellows and other strategic partners bringing specialist skills and technology to the fore in order to assist with a range of wildlife conservation projects) in focusing on the use of facial recognition technology and its role in law enforcement.

Diversity and inclusion champion

Satia Rai F.ISRM is the head of diversity, inclusion and belonging at Securitas UK. In parallel, Satia also serves as the CEO of the International Professional Security Association.

She has a strong track record of leading transformational change within the security sector having begun her career on the front line and is an equality, diversity and inclusion pioneer.

On this occasion, Satia maps out her new role at Securitas and also examines the key priorities for the security business sector in times ahead.

Training and career development

Our fourth and final guest on Episode 28 is Stuart Galloway, senior associate at WSG Associates (the company providing business and education support services across the security sector).

Stuart is both a coach and mentor as well as a keen developer of training policy. He’s involved with curriculum development and course design and also the implementation of recruitment strategies.

In conversation with Security Matters’ Editor Brian Sims Hon FSyI, Stuart examines the training piece and, most notably, ways in which to enhance the levels of knowledge, understanding and skills exhibited by individual members of today’s security teams.

Industry news

As always, there’s a detailed round-up of several major news stories impacting the security industry. We report on the Level 2 Professional Security Operative apprenticeship having received funding approval from central Government through the Education and Skills Funding Agency and highlight the new 192-page National Risk Register just issued by the Government.

In addition, Secured by Design – itself part of the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives portfolio squarely aimed at crime reduction – has now published its Commercial Guide 2023. We examine the contents and also assess the National Cyber Security Centre’s recent change to its assured Cyber Incident Response scheme with the introduction of a new level.

Listen to the Security Matters Podcast

You can listen to the Security Matters Podcast – kindly sponsored by The Security Event, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April until 2 May 2024, and for which Security Matters is serving as the Lead Media Partner – for free on iTunes or Spotify.

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