Security Matters Podcast – Episode 25

Episode 25 of the Security Matters Podcast features Brian chatting with David Rubens (executive director at the Institute of Strategic Risk Management), who first appeared as our guest on Episode 6. During another excellent and fascinating conversation, this time around David – whose latest book entitled ‘Strategic Risk and Crisis Management’ has just been published – turns his attentions towards change management in the sector, the impact of technology and developments in academia before proceeding to offer sage advice for anyone seeking to begin their career journey within the realms of security and risk management.

In addition, Brian hears from Ben Durrant (sales engineering team leader at Genetec) and Jamie Donald, programme director for technology partners at Axis Communications. In tandem, Ben and Jamie examine the key points of detail underpinning the all-new Axis Powered by Genetec programme, duly outlining how this timely venture between the unified physical security software and network camera specialists will positively impact system integrators and the supply chain.

As always, there’s a comprehensive round-up and analysis of several major news stories emerging in the security world. On this occasion, we review Mitie’s £1.2 million acquisition of the Linx International Group, an assessment of the Facewatch live facial recognition system recently completed by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the launch of the Joint International Crime Centre and also the retirement of Alex Carmichael, who has expertly served the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board in the role of chief executive since 2015.