Corps Security’s Mike Bluestone to address counter-terrorism issues at Facilities Show

Mike Bluestone CSyP

Mike Bluestone CSyP

Corps Security has announced that Mike Bluestone MA CSyP FSyI, director of the company’s Corps Consult division, will deliver a detailed and thought-provoking presentation on counter-terrorism issues at the Facilities Show 2016, which takes place on 21-23 June at ExCeL, London.

As a leading expert on the subject of counter-terrorism, Bluestone will provide a summary of the issues currently affecting modern organisations and outline some of the key considerations that need to be addressed to make businesses more resilient such that they can better protect people, property and assets alike.

The Facilities Show 2016 will be holding a complementary educational programme which includes practical and strategic presentations to be delivered by handpicked industry experts.

Having worked at a senior level in the private security business sector for nearly 25 years, Bluestone is widely recognised for his expertise in – and invaluable contribution towards – the disciplines of security management, investigations and training. He joined Corps Security back in 2010 and is the approved trainer in security management for the British Institute of Facilities Management, having continually pioneered security management instruction and security awareness courses within the industry at large.

Bluestone is also a regular guest broadcaster on the BBC, frequently speaks at security business sector seminars and conferences and has had many articles on corporate security and related topics published in the trade media.

Sources of threats and terrorist methodology

‘Countering Terrorism: Practical Guidance for FMs’ will take place on Wednesday 22 June between 3.20 pm and 3.50 pm in the FM Operational Excellence Arena. Bluestone is set to cover a range of topics including how to identify the sources of threats, terrorist methodology and the impact of terrorism on public and private sector organisations.

He will also examine BS 65000 Guidance for Organisational Resilience, the importance of policies and procedures, employee training and awareness programmes and the need for regular reviews and audits.

The presentation will then go on to examine why enterprises should have the right level of physical and electronic security systems in place, and how to go about ensuring that an infrastructure is able to cope with an unplanned event.

“It’s an enormous honour to be invited to the Facilities Show 2016 and to talk about this incredibly important subject,” commented Bluestone in conversation with Risk UK. ‘The direct and indirect effects of a terrorist attack can have a devastating impact on an organisation. That being so, the need for having systems in place to deal with such an event shouldn’t be ignored. I’m looking forward to giving delegates a wealth of information about organisational resilience that will help them deal with this issue in an efficient, effective and decisive manner.”

*The Facilities Show runs as part of UBM EMEA’s annual Protection and Management Series which also encompasses IFSEC International and FIREX International

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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