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January 2019 print magazine

Now on desks is the January 2019 issue of Professional Security magazine. As ever, we aim to bring you all the news and opinions about the private security industry in the British Isles, whether physical, manned guarding, electronic, or cyber.

We were again a guest in London of the Institute of Hotel Security Management (IHSM) for their security officer of the year award (SOOTY). We unpicked the latest Home Office statistics on football-related crimes, that suggested the biggest clubs are not necessarily the ones showing the biggest number of arrests and banned fans.

Our main feature was about managing protest. We heard that protesters are determined, intelligent, media-savvy and know their rights; and, they can be up early in the morning to reach their target. That means police and private industry handling protesters have to abide by the law – and if they’re not, you can expect protesters to publicise any wrong-doing. What’s likely to be a protest target? Given that protest movements are so varied, in the UK alone against the HS2 train line (featured in the December print issue), fracking, use of plastic, and climate change more generally, the only reason your firm may not be a target for a demonstration may be because there are so many potential targets and protesters can only be in one place at once. The Greenpeace website for example shows the range of banking and corporate targets.

We offer some 2019 predictions, mainly on the cyber side, and report from two recent shows in London: Black Hat Europe, for information security, at Excel in Docklands, pictured; and International Security Expo 2018 at Olympia.

Plus regular features such as the four pages of new products and services, four pages of ‘spending the budget’, Roy Cooper’s gossip for installers and manufacturers, our columnist Una Riley, and trainer Steve Collins on personal safety; and pages by and about installers, and networked security. Plus a book review page.

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