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News and information from the Advent IM team.

Coverage of the Surveillance Camera Commissioners keynote speech

It was a world first Surveillance Camera Day yesterday. This is the start of a national conversation about how surveillance cameras are used in practice, why they’re used and who is using them. This is a conversation about how technology is evolving, especially around automatic face recognition and artificial intelligence and what the benefits and […]

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Security Think Tank: Infosec needs to avoid FUD and keep it real – Ellie Hurst in computerweekly

How can security professionals communicate effectively with the board and senior business leaders – what works and what doesn’t? According to the 2017 Information security workforce study, employers are looking for infosec professionals with strong communication skills as well as analytical skills. But there is a gap between employer and candidate expectations, as this communication […]

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For the first time ever, we have a Honeymoon at IFSEC International

IFSEC International is known by security professionals as the premier integrated security event. Covering cyber-security, access control, perimeter protection and more, the message is clear: Strictly security. So we were just as surprised as you when one of our own speakers, Mike Gillespie, Managing Director of Advent IM, had chosen IFSEC as his honeymoon destination. […]

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Red Teaming: creating security clarity

Thank you to our Red Teaming expert, Ian Warren for his thoughts on the benefits of Red Teaming as part of your Physical Security strategy. Businesses take the establishment of good policies, procedures, infrastructure and technical solutions, applied in an integrated way, as the means to protect their valuable assets.  By taking this approach, businesses […]

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Civil Nuclear Industry and the move to outcomes-based regulation.

With thanks to our Security Consultant, Osian Cassells for his perspective on this change of regulatory style. The move from requirements-based to outcomes-based regulation within the Civil Nuclear Industry- National Objectives, Requirements and Model Standards (NORMS) to Security Assessment Principles (SyAPs) Whilst a member of the information security team for an organisation within the UK […]

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Mike has a few words on WhatsApp…

Mike Gillespie has taken to the blog to express his opinion of WhatsApp and the targeting of advertising. So, its official, WhatsApp users will be sent targeted advertising by 2020 It has been on the cards for a while now, indeed some might say that once Facebook acquired Whatsapp it was inevitable.  After all, Facebook […]

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IISP and Advent IM – perfect combination!

We are happy to be premium sponsors of IISP LIVE this July and will be offering a Masterclass on the day..details soon. There will be a few of us there to support this important event and we are delighted it will be held at City of Birmingham University. So come along and chat with Mike […]

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