The Security Institute launches ‘Creating A Security Culture’ in partnership with ITN Productions

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

Andrew Nicholls

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.”

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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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