The Security Institute partners with ITN Productions on ‘Creating A Security Culture’

In an exciting new partnership, The Security Institute and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme to be hosted by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky. Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, ‘Creating A Security Culture’* is designed to “bring to life” this vital sector in a news-style programme that will combine a compelling mix of key interviews, reports and sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations.

Security affects everyone on a daily basis and ‘Creating A Security Culture’ will take a closer look at what makes us feel safe online, in the workplace and during a day out and how security functions to ensure that safety.

ITN Productions will be looking at the importance of security professionals obtaining enhanced qualifications such that they’re better equipped to deal with the fast-moving challenges of security management and how the range of expertise is increasing. Other areas of focus include counter-terrorism, conflict management and business crime.

‘Creating A Security Culture’ will be launched at The Security Institute’s Annual Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 3 October at Armoury House in The City of London**. The programme will form part of a communications campaign featuring members of The Security Institute, professional partners and influential individuals within the Government as well as industry journalists, writers and bloggers.

View the promotional video for the programme.

Andrew Nicholls, CEO of The Security Institute, outlined: “The Security Institute has a large number of members who have great skills and talents. There are also many examples of security people who go the extra mile in completing the challenges posed by their daily tasks. By collaborating with ITN Productions, we’ll be able to tell the story about the work of security professionals and the advantages of membership of The Security Institute.”

Simon Shelley, head of industry news at ITN Productions, added: “ITN Productions is delighted to be partnering with The Security Institute to explore this critical and complex profession that works to keep society safe. We’re excited to embark on this project and engage with key organisations and people who are dedicated to shaping and improving the future of security, and also ensuring that the profession is appropriately recognised and respected.”

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the business, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

*For more information, or to participate in the programme, contact Simon Shelley at ITN Productions on (telephone) 0207 430 4810 or via e-mail at:

**Chairman for The Security Institute’s Annual Conference (which, in 2017, is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary) is Professor Martin Gill CSyP, director of PRCI and leader of the Security Research Initiative, with the headline sponsor once again being Insafe 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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