The Security Institute and ITN Productions have launched a news and current affairs-style programme entitled ‘Creating A Security Culture’ that features in-depth perspectives on international security, investigating how emerging threats to global security are being tackled head-on thanks to the use of sophisticated, groundbreaking technology and a heightened awareness around public safety.
The recent terrorist attacks on the very doorsteps of democracy are an acute reminder of the ongoing public security battle we face, with the nation having experienced a severe increase in terrorist activity over the last few years. This programme looks at how security professionals are working together to create a unified dialogue and fight against this global threat. It also examines how digital surveillance is enhancing the quality and quantity of footage captured, as well as the ability companies currently have to store and interrogate large amounts of data.
Anchored by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, ‘Creating A Security Culture’ also delves into the spheres of corporate espionage and hacking, social unrest and the Government’s campaigns designed to educate the public on coping mechanisms. The programme explores the phenomenal innovation in this sector, turning towards products such as virtual laser ‘ceilings’, satellite surveillance and ceramic ball technology.
Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, this news-style venture combines stories, key interviews and sponsored editorial profiles from a wide range of industry experts including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EtherSec, GJD Manufacturing, Kaba, OPTEX, Scandef and Seagate Technologies.
The programme will form part of an extensive communications campaign featuring experts in the security business sector as well as relevant journalists, writers and bloggers.
Andrew Nicholls, deputy chairman of The Security Institute, said: “For almost 12 months now, The Security Institute has been working closely with ITN Productions to help support this very special programme about the important work of security professionals. The production illustrates the wide range of essential work being carried out across the security industry and also explains some of the key developments in technology which are helping to keep us all secure.”
Simon Shelley, head of industry news at ITN Productions, added: “ITN Productions is delighted to have partnered with The Security Institute to explore this critical and complex profession that works to keep society safe. By examining the technologies behind security systems and engaging with key organisations and individuals right across the sector, the programme will contribute to the debate on how to continue to improve security in what are now increasingly challenging environments.”