Peter Jackson, Sales Director for Jacksons Fencing has been appointed Group Vice Chairman of the Site Security & Access Control Group for the Data Centre Alliance, which is the International Association for the Data Centre Industry. Jackson will work alongside Group Chairman, David Ayers, Security Services Manager for Telehouse Group. Peter, whose area of expertise lies in servicing the high security sector of Jacksons’ business portfolio, is regularly involved in managing problematical perimeter security projects from the strategic planning phase through to the final installation. His involvement in the data centre industry spans many years although the confidential nature of such installations prohibits the release of any specific details. ” I am delighted to accept this role and look forward to working with David to drive a programme designed to create a heightened awareness of the importance of effective physical security strategies for the data centre industry,” says Peter.” Any data centre has an innate responsibility to guard and preserve highly sensitive information but all too often the focus is on the protocol required to deliver a premier standard of data protection with less emphasis placed on the significant obligation to incorporate a layer of robust physical defence systems into the overall security architecture of the site.” Pictured (L-R) David Ayers and Peter Jackson
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.