This week in our Fire & Security industry news round-up we cover the outstanding success of Intersec 2017, the increase of intensity and sophistication of cyber attacks, international tourists safety in Europe and more.
Fire & Security industry news round-up for the week ending 03 February 2017
New record at Intersec 2017
“The Middle East commercial security, homeland security, and fire safety market continues to grow, and consequently there’s a strong need for technological advancements in solutions in terms of features, specifications, and upgrades.” The growth and interest in Fire & security sector has been proved by the outstanding results of Intersec 2017. 33,501 industry professionals from 129 countries visited this year’s show, as they sourced solutions and networked with 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries spanning 56,300sqm of exhibition space.
(Security Middle East, 01/02/2017)
The future of Smart Connected Ecosystems
Industry specialists explain the meaning of Smart connected ecosystems combined with artificial intelligence integrated in products. “We live in a new world of an engagement, an ecosystem-driven economy where everything around us is changing exponentially. In the future, a company will not only compete against another company. Every company is and will be part of an ecosystem and success will depend on how a company can create a strong and sustainable ecosystem that is able to compete and win in the marketplace”
Increase of intensity and sophistication of cyber attacks
Although the NTT Security analysts observed a 35 percent decrease in the number of cyber security attacks during Q4 2016, the intensity and sophistication of these attacks are on the rise. “Hackers are shifting their strategy from widespread attacks to a more focused effort to compromise specific targets they can leverage, opening the door for more malicious and potentially lucrative actions.” Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report prepared by NTT Security underscores the need for more advanced tools to protect organisations’ data and networks from the evolving tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber attackers.
(Security World Hotel, 01/02/2017)
International tourists safety
European hotels are becoming our tourism’s Achilles’ heel due to a loose legislative framework for safety. Fire remains the biggest danger in European hotels, with more and more travellers choosing to go ‘off the map’ opting for smaller hotels rather than big chains. The problem is that the smaller ones are actually less scrutinised, more ill-equipped than bigger ones to deal with fires. As tourism is now more globalised than ever, a failure to act quickly could come with yet another cost for Europe.
Security Twenty 17 is coming to Nottingham
Set in the central location of the East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel in Nottingham on Thursday, 9 February 2017, the Conference will bring together top security industry speakers and is supported by a large exhibition of cutting-edge security products and services. We’re excited to be exhibiting again at Security Twenty 17 discussing current activity and providing our insight into the Security & Fire recruitment market.
(Professional Security Magazine)
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