Foundational Session: How Do We Make The Profession of Private Security Attractive?

(Interactive Session with the Audience)
The fact that security is still not regarded at par with other business functions is perhaps reason enough to worry. What do we as security professionals need to do in order to create our importance, improve our value, make private security an exciting career prospect for new entrants.


Learnings from the Largest Enterprise Biometrics Deployment

It is often perceived that biometric authentication systems that may be used for physical and logical access or other applications do not work in a large industrial or enterprise environments. Various myths on the subject often dissuade CSOs from recommending this technology. The Speaker will share for the first time a case study that will provide the audience with valuable learnings and insights as well as actionable pointers on the deployment of large scale biometric systems in India.


The Insider Threat and the Employment Life Cycle

The employment life cycle is a human resources model that identifies stages in employees’ careers to help guide their management and performance. Since security is implicit in our day-to-day activities it must therefore be a continuing influence during the employment life cycle of each and every individual. For an organisation to have effective security it needs documented policies and instructions to govern the actions of all those within its circle of trust. The vast majority of breaches and security events occur at the most basic levels of our defences. Most attacks succeed by directly targeting our people. Human error and ignorance amongst our work forces presents a huge gap in our defences but many organisations have still to fully integrate security into the employment life cycle.


Lessons Learnt from the Recent Terror Strikes

Do the recent upsurge in the ‘Jihadist’ attacks, Nice, Istanbul, Medina, Brussels and Dhaka means that the global war on terror is failing? Terrorists are increasingly employing innovative methods of attack using unconventional weapons – a truck, an axe and a knife in their most recent strikes. A perceptible shift in tactics, from coordinated strikes to lone wolf attacks, to even amateur assaulters attacking common people in the hinterlands that have suddenly turned anyone, anywhere into a target. With the ISIS claiming responsibility for most terror strikes this shift in strategy and tactics needs to be analysed. The presenter will throw light on how these impact the world in general and India in particular.


Securing What You Value Most

We allocate a great deal of time and other resources in protecting our work places, but what we value most – the safety of our family and worldly assets often gets neglected. Some even live with just a belief, that nothing is going to happen! However, the hard fact is that residential crime has been increasing at an alarming pace, and the threat today is not only from outsiders but also from known people. Whether it’s a house break-in, an outbreak of fire or a medical emergency, timely first response is critical in protecting your family and home. This session aims to discuss the possible solutions to keep homes and your loved ones safe by integrating cutting edge technology and professionally trained human response that is very affordable.


Protecting High Value Human Assets

India ranks high among the kidnapping hotspots of the world. VIPs or other individuals who may be exposed to elevated personal risk because of their employment, celebrity status, wealth, associations or geographical location are at higher risk today. Many a times the ransom is paid, with the incident not even being reported to the law enforcement. In the last decade Executive Protection (EP) has become a highly specialized field within the private security industry. Elite executive protection professionals should have specialized training in executive protection, driving, first aid, negotiations, unarmed combat and marksmanship. VIP’s are rarely told “no” by employees, so security may need to improvise ways to keep the rich, famous, and careless from making unsafe choices. The Presenting Expert will share with the audience some power tips and his global experience in this specialised field.


The Importance of Vendor and End User Engagement in Meeting Enterprise Security Challenges

The importance of a collaborative approach between end users and vendors has never been so important. This presentation will discuss how a vendor can add value to an end users approach, sharing best practice and highlighting industry trends, whilst at the same time taking valuable end users input that could help direct the roadmap of future industry innovations.


Where do Indian Hotels Fair on the Global Hospitality Safety-Security Index?

The way hotel security is viewed changed after the Mumbai 26/11 attacks, however reaction capability of hotels today to a terrorist attack is still an area where much needs to be done. But one thing is certain, the customers have certainly demanding better safety and security from hotels and that is probably the one thing that has ushered in a competitiveness in this domain amongst hotels. The Presenter will share from his vast experience with the attendees the vulnerabilities that still exist in hotel security and the challenges that loom over the hotel CSO.


The Importance of Continuing Education in Career Building

Qualifications in the private security industry were unheard of till a few years ago. Only a handful of opportunities were available to those wishing to pursue a security career, but incidents like 9/11 have changed all that. Today security managers are looking out for the right avenues to gain the right qualifications that put them in a favourable academic position. Security Automation technicians and engineers too are beginning to learn about the correct ways to design, install and service physical security systems. Employers have historically placed too much emphasis on experiential backgrounds, and global research suggests that this has a negative effect on the image of the security professionals. Individuals can gain through continuing education in security, but there is a need to convince employers and customers of the benefits of investment.
This session will focus on the advantages of higher education in Security how security professionals can advance their careers to serve their employers and customers with better qualifications.


Structuring and implementing a best-in-class anti-fraud program

The KROLL Global Fraud Report of 2015-16 states that fraud has continued to increase, with 75% of companies reporting they have fallen victim to a fraud incident within the past year, an increase of 14 percentage points from just three years ago! In a global marketplace where many international businesses have thousands of companies in their supply chain, risks from frauds are becoming higher, leading to the implementation of tighter controls. In this educative session the presenter will show the audience how to set up the governance structure and framework, how to manage staff engagement and build organisation culture, set anti-fraud controls, do fraudster profiling and much more.


How Security is going beyond just the ROI, now adding to the bottom line

Logistics of late has become a huge business with the advent of e-commerce companies in India. The operational risk too has gone up as high value consumer goods are being traded. Businesses that specialise in ecommerce deliveries have to ensure security at all levels, starting with its own employees, vendors and even customers. Fake iPhones alone are a Rs. 100-crore problem annually for India’s ecommerce companies, accounting for nearly half the overall losses incurred on fake phones. The presenter will throw light on the challenges being faced how the operations are managed using innovation and technology to deliver six million packages a month securely!


We encourage participation from all CSOs, CISOs, professional security and safety managers, end users, government representatives, police, paramilitary and defence personnel. Attendance at the summit is not charged and is by invitation only.