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This event is CPD accredited in partnership with the Security Institute

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This event is CPD accredited in partnership with the Security Institute

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COUNTERING THE DIVERSE SECURITY AND RESILIENCE THREATS EMANATING FROM COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The sudden and unpredicted Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic in early 2020 is having major impacts on existing complex domestic and international security threats. As countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom, face the real prospect of subsequent waves of infection, those in the Americas, Africa and other parts of the world are still suffering from a rapidly escalating first phase of infection.

Public sector finances have come under immense pressure as the priorities for the services they provide have adapted to contain and reduce the serious public health threat. This situation is exacerbated by rapidly shrinking private sector economies. Consequently, working practices have changed, there is looming threat of mass unemployment and existing community tensions are surfacing and being fueled through both information and disinformation. The unique personal, professional and community lifestyle changes brought about by the pandemic add to the complexity of public responsibility and behavior and to work-life balance and, as such, present enhanced opportunities for pandemic-inspired and facilitated crime.

Those organizations and individuals which are intent on terrorist and extremist activities are ready and able to fill any available void in governance at both domestic and international level. Complex international rivalries by aggressive and rogue States are equally ready and capable of conducting activity intended to fuel discontent and exploit such vulnerabilities through disinformation and other malicious clandestine activities.

SPEAKERS

DAC DEAN HAYDON

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Senior National Coordinator, UK Counter Terrorism Policing

IAN TUNNICLIFFE

Director, Accordance Associates

JOHN FROST

Head of Business Continuity, Marks & Spencer

HOSTED BY

JOE CONNELL

Chairman, Association of Security Consultants

BILL BUTLER

former Chief Executive Officer, UK Security Industry Authority (SIA)

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SEMINAR AGENDA

THURSDAY 8th OCTOBER

09:00 Virtual Exhibition Space Opens
10:00
10:15
Opening Session   chaired by Joe Connell, Chairman of the Association of Security Consultants and Bill Butler, former Chief Executive Officer of the UK Security Industry Authority (SIA)
10:15
11:00
UK Current Security Terrorist & Extremist Threat landscape   Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Senior National Coordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing
11:15
12:00
Hostile inter-state threats during and after the pandemic crisis   Ian Tunnicliffe, Director at Accordance Associates
12:15
13:00
Resilience in the face of diverse threats and the return to normal   John Frost, Head of Business Continuity, Marks & Spencer
18:00 Virtual Exhibition Space Closes

EXHIBITORS

CONTACTS

Association of Security Consultants
secretary@securityconsultants.org.uk

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