In the wake of a period which has seen the threat landscape deliver huge blows to organisations including Yahoo and the NHS, UBM has unveiled plans to reflect that reality with IFSEC International adopting a new industry role designed to address critical challenges.
Security has never been a more critical subject of discussion. 2017 has been a year wherein organisations and Governments have become increasingly aware of the fact that the substance of the threat which they’re working to prevent has changed irrevocably.
Europe fell victim to a string of unpredictable attacks, Yahoo saw its share value fall by $350 billion over 48 hours after the largest security breach in history was revealed, the NHS found its physical assets left vulnerable after a ransomware attack disrupted the ambulance service, the FBI and Apple “went to war” on encryption and Airbnb properties were left in chaos when a smartlock update went wrong.
These occurrences represented a pivotal theme: the need for all those influencing security to adapt to reflect the more complex world and the ever-closer interweaving of physical and cyber security.
On that basis, the time is now for the security profession to unite its knowledge and technologies in order to protect people, property and profits. According to UBM, organiser of the annual IFSEC International exhibition, to do this we must transform our expertise. Indeed, UBM commented: “We must be able to access the solutions we need. We must commit to making the world a safer place.”