Sicurezza 2017 focuses on new challenges for security professionals

Sicurezza 2017 focuses on new challenges for security professionals
In an era where security is becoming a vital factor in every field and on every level, the role of security professionals is changing and evolving to respond to the ever-increasing need for specific, tailor-made solutions. In fact people who design and install security and video surveillance systems are becoming key players in increasingly close collaborations with companies, project managers and end users. A world in which planners and installers are becoming ‘consultants who can recommend the most suitable solutions, establishing an on-going relationship based on trust with the client.

Sector updates and training have become a fundamental necessity, so this is why, in collaboration with some of the principal sector associations, publishers and companies, Sicurezza 2017 (Fiera Milano, 15-17 November), has organized over 100 appointments aimed at these professionals, providing them with an opportunity to gain and share knowledge about some of the hottest topics of the moment, get an overview of the current sector trends and discover the new technologies on the market. A high-quality program of events, some of which will enable intrusion and antitheft experts, experienced and newly graduated industrial surveyors, engineers and architects to acquire education credits, keep up-to-date with the training requirements and upgrade their professional profile.

Bespoke proposals

In a market that no longer wants standalone products and services, but customised solutions specifically designed for the context in which they are installed, the tradeshow couldn’t be without appointments that focus on the integration of different technologies and custom-made vertical proposals designed to meet the specific needs of the end user.

Obviously, cities and urban centers are some of the higher risk areas, but the concept of urban security is taking on a much broader meaning: it’s a challenge that the public administration has been facing for many years now and, with the advent of smart cities, broadens its horizons even further, becoming part of a complex system that has to be able to manage numerous metropolitan functions that go beyond simply fighting crime, entering the realm of the accessibility of services and information, mobility, energy-saving and the environment. A topic that is very important for Sicurezza, which this year will be particularly focused on two appointments: one organized by ANCI Lombardia in collaboration with Fiera Milano, which involves the presentation of a recent survey conducted on Comuni Lombardi, and another which explains the work carried out by the Observatory for the Creation of Smart & Safe City Models in Italian Cities, which will be measuring the results of the implementation of the international ISO 37120 certification guidelines, proposed to the regional and metropolitan authorities that will be participating in the project.

The management of the cities has led to an increase in the need for private surveillance, which is increasingly viewed as a valid support for law enforcement agencies. In fact, Sicurezza will not only be talking about surveillance’s role in managing the emigration phenomenon, but also the legal requirements, the scenarios in which it is used and the new opportunities for sector professionals. Meanwhile, Security for Retail, which is now on its third edition, will be exploring the theme of security in shops and shopping centres and money management. An opportunity for retail professionals and technology producers to meet and also get an in-depth overview of the standard and bespoke vertical solutions for sales points that are currently available the market. Furthermore, the event will be an opportunity to ‘share new ideas and explore new needs” and also present the preliminary results of the Retail Sector Inventory Method Differences in Italy, carried out by Crime&Tech (Università Cattolica of Milan) and Laboratorio per la Sicurezza (Security Laboratory).
 
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The challenges of counter-terrorism

In a year like 2017, the event could not be without a focus on counter-terrorism and the new strategies for facing terrorist threats. A theme that reaches out into every field, especially infrastructure, high-risk areas and urban centers. This topic will be directly and indirectly explored in many of the events, from both a strategic and technical perspective, through the presentation of specific solutions by specialist anti-terror experts and researchers, who will discuss the measures in place in our country to prepare for or face threats that at times can be so insidious they almost appear to be inevitable, and evaluate additional tools and procedures that can be adopted to avoid future attacks.

Cybersecurity and artificial intelligence

In a sector where the integration of systems that dialogue with technology has become a reality, there also has to be a moment of reflection on how this will affect security, not just in terms of physical and logical security, but also how security becomes a key element in guaranteeing protection, the need for constant surveillance in every setting, privacy, efficiency and improved performance. This is why cybersecurity has become a priority for preventing hacker attacks, cybercrime, managing safety and data vulnerabilities of IoT systems, right the way through to more technical themes.

From the Internet of Things to intelligent machines that can provide advanced analysis, Sicurezza 2017 also provides plenty of opportunities to reflect on the future of artificial intelligence and the repercussions that this technology – which is already a reality – will have on the protection of people, ‘things’ and information.

Privacy, regulations and professions 

Compliance with regulations and certification are fundamental elements if you want to distinguish yourself as a serious professional. This program of meetings will explore the many changes that are revolutionizing the sector, particularly in the field of privacy. With the new EU regulations that recently came into force, the security market and its professionals have been forced to adapt and get up-to-date on the principal repercussions of video surveillance and, consequently, the responsibility that each individual installer, planner and company holds.

All this will be discussed thoroughly during the W la Privacy initiative, a training program that will provide in-depth information on various themes, such as video surveillance in the workplace and the Worker’s Statute. Over the three-day event, there will also be appointments on the evolution of the various professional figures, certificates and regulations, the new role of installers and security managers and the soft skills that the new role of ‘security consultant’ will require.

Fire systems 

Alongside the vast array of exhibition stands, there will also be a growing number of conventions on fire systems, an offer that has been part of the tradeshow for many years, but this year it is a theme that has become more topical and important than ever before. In a sector where both technology and the human factor play a major role, training updates for personnel have become fundamental. With this in mind, there will be a number of meetings to reflect on the profession and learn about the new solutions on the market, including talks on technical and legal requirements, periodical maintenance and client-supplier relationships.
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