ASC Conference on how COVID-19 has impacted security
The diverse security and resilience threats emanating from the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of CONSEC 2020, the 26th conference run by the Association of Security Consultants (ASC). This year’s conference takes place on Thursday, 8th October and people can register by visiting https://consec.online
Joe Connell, Chair of the Association, said: “The sudden and unpredicted Coronavirus global pandemic is already having a major impact on existing complex domestic and international security threats. With public sector finances coming under immense pressure to tackle the pandemic, reduced budgets for protective security are likely to become the norm.
“It is extremely important that we share with delegates information about the current threats and risks and how these can be managed and mitigated.
“Although this year’s conference will be delivered on-line, it takes nothing away from the importance of sharing the latest intelligence, knowledge and best practice to keep people safe and protect organisations from harm.”
Speakers at this year’s conference include Dean Haydon, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Senior National Coordinator for UK Counter Terrorism Policing; Retired Colonel Ian Tunnicliffe, Independent Strategic Communications Consultant; John Frost, Head of Business Continuity, Marks & Spencer.
Mr. Connell added: “Shrinking private sector economies, changing working practices, the threat of mass unemployment, a lack of public compliance and existing community tensions resurfacing, present enhanced opportunities for pandemic-inspired and facilitated crime.
“We are only too aware that those intent on terrorist and extremist activities will fill any available void in governance at both a domestic and international level to further their own aims and agenda.
“Together with complex international rivalries by aggressive and rogue states ready and able to fuel discontent and exploit vulnerabilities through disinformation and other malicious clandestine activities, the challenge for businesses and organisations has never been greater.”
CONSEC 2020 is a vitally important conference for those who work in the security sector, offer protective security services, business leaders and those who wish to understand more about the current and forthcoming threats and risks faced. Secure your place for CONSEC 2020 by visiting https://consec.online