Keynote Arena

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Frank Gardner opening address
10:20 - 10:30
session
Broadcaster and Security Journalist
Security Correspondent
A 2030 forecast - emergent threats to national security
10:30 - 11:50
session
Co-founder & Executive Chairman
The Chertoff Group
Security Minister
Former House of Lords

This keynote address will begin with a presentation by Michael Chertoff, lasting around 30 minutes. In it he will cover several key topics areas.

He will look next generation approaches to aviation security, which include remodelled airport ground security, more efficient physical screening, and use of data analytics to manage risk. These should represent the first major reformulation of our approach to aviation security in ten years, taking advantage of the developments in technology. 

He will also discuss cyber threats to transport and other critical infrastructure, drawing on recent events.

Finally he will lay out a risk management approach to cyber threats. 'As cyber threats to critical infrastructure both intensify and multiply, managing the risk requires layered defenses and back-up systems. These allow us to mitigate the consequences of attacks and to be resilient.' – Michael Chertoff.

Immediately following the presentation, the discussion will be opened up to the audience. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions and share their opinions.

Transport security council panel debate: Security planning and future-proofing for emerging threats
12:00 - 12:50
session
Managing Director, Editor
Green Light Ltd, Aviation Security International
Managing Director
AUGMENTIQ
Broadcaster and Security Journalist
Security Correspondent
Director of SABRE Security Scheme
BRE
Border Security Lead
Gatwick
Head of Global Security Compliance
DHL
Technical Security Director
SIDOS (UK) Ltd
Security Manager
Arriva Trains
Aviation Security Director
IATA

This wide ranging debate will discuss the main current and emerging threats to transport security and examine key issues including security standards, behavioural analysis & detection, information sharing & social media, the insider threat, emerging technologies, and strategic planning & organisational change.

Chaired by: Frank Gardner OBE, Broadcaster and Security Journalist

The technical, personnel and design considerations in protecting "grey spaces"
13:00 - 13:50
session
Director
Design Security Ltd
Chief Superintendent, National Co-ordinator
Metropolitan Police, National Counter Terrorism Policing HQ
Director
The Security Institute

“Grey space" is the term used to label the undefended areas between security protected zones. In a grey space, a criminal or terrorist can prepare for their attack feeling unobserved, safe and with a low risk of identification.  Recent attacks that have been initiated in grey spaces include Manchester Arena, Westminster Bridge and Borough Market. 

"If urban communities of Security professionals and estate owners can collaborate to extend their defensible spaces, they will limit the grey spaces that allow for low risk preparation; increasing the attacker’s paranoia and hopefully deterring an attack."- Rick Mounfield, Chief Executive, The Security Institute

Research has shown that all recent terrorist attacks and criminal attacks are initiated in the undefended "grey spaces" between security protected zones. How can security design, security personnel and technology help to turn grey spaces into defensible spaces, to create a perception of risk for the perpetrator planning an attack?

Masterclass part 1: Facing up to cyber risk in an open society
14:00 - 14:30
session
Columnist
The Times
Research Scientist, Computer Science and AI Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA

This masterclass will start with a presentation by Professor John Mallery focussing on the critical cyber risks that will face open societies in the next decade.

This section of the masterclass, part 1, will last roughly 30 minutes and will run immediately into the next section of the masterclass, which is a presentation by Dr Pippa Malmgren.

Masterclass part 2: How can everyday signs help us navigate a turbulent world?
14:30 - 15:00
session
Columnist
The Times
Founder, former Special Assistant to President of the United States George W Bush
DRPM Group

Part 2 of the masterclass will immediately follow part 1, and will start around 14.30. Please note, this timing is not exact. Depending on the talk in part 1, part 2 could start slightly earlier or later than 14.30.

Part 2 is a presentation by Dr Pippa Malmgren of DRPM Group who has served as a Special Assistant in a Republican White House. Her presentation will cover 'how can everyday signs help us navigate a turbulent world?'

Masterclass part 3: Audience Q&A
15:00 - 16:00
session
Columnist
The Times
Research Scientist, Computer Science and AI Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
Founder, former Special Assistant to President of the United States George W Bush
DRPM Group

Part 3 of the masterclass is an interactive group discussion.

Immediately following the keynote addresses from Professor John Mallery and Dr Pippa Malmgren, the audience will be encouraged to ask questions and share their opinions.

Please note, this timing is not exact. Depending on the talks in parts 1 and 2, the audience Q&A in part 3 could start slightly earlier or later than 15.00.

Edward Lucas, whose columns in the Times make fascinating weekly reading, will moderate the discussion with these two leading US figures.

The masterclass is designed to encourage critical observation, questioning and discussion.

Engineers of Tomorrow competition winners presentation
16:00 - 16:05
session
Broadcaster and Security Journalist
Security Correspondent

The Engineers of Tomorrow competition sees young security and fire apprentices compete against each other in a live installation challenge.

Heat winners will be announced in this short presentation.

The Converged Security Centre
16:15 - 16:45
session
CEO and Founder
Vidsys
CISO
Virtually Informed Ltd
Founder
Unified Security Ltd

The panelists will explain the concept and reality now of having both physical and cyber security teams managing and collaborating in the same Security Operations Centre.  In today’s high-risk and high-threat environment, there is a real and immediate need for a converged security solution that unifies monitoring of both physical and cyber security events under one, unified platform. By leveraging disparate sources of data, organizations can effectively manage a situation in real-time without having to go to multiple subsystems, including analytics and cybersecurity, to get the job done. Powered by Vidsys, Micro Focus and Unisys partnering with Unified Security Ltd the first Converged Security Centre has been built at IFSEC 2018. The Converged Security Centre brings together physical and cyber information in real time and gives the visitor the chance to see what can be achieved in their security environments. The increasingly complex and large-scale risks can be identified and mitigated by cross functional security teams using intelligent software technologies. At the centre we will discuss all these issues in live demos with senior cyber and physical security leaders.

Frank's final thoughts
16:45 - 16:50
session
Broadcaster and Security Journalist
Security Correspondent

Frank Gardner will give a round-up of the day, summarising key themes and discussions.