Attending the 32nd East – West International Security Conference held on 26th and 27th October 2015 in the Hotel Melia Galgos in Madrid, Spain, were delegates from commercial, private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
Conference Chairmen, Patrick Somerville, Vice President of IPSA, welcomed the delegates on behalf of Capricorn Exhibitions and Conferences UK to the conference and promised them an intensive two days of presentations and discussions on a wide range of security issues conducted by speakers from the UK, Sweden, USA and Russia, with simultaneous translation in English and Russian,
Global trends in the private security industry, the disciples of close protection services and the growing threats and counter measures necessary in relation to fraud and cyber-crime were examined, highlighting the increasing use of sophisticated biometric and other technologies now available to make security solutions more efficient and cost effective. In addition money laundering, effective screening and due diligence procedures to prevent insider crimes, received the attention of delegates representing banking and financial organisations.
An overview of the European Union Strategy for Security for the next five years and the joint enforcement operations conducted by Europol in cooperation with Member States and Non-EU partners demonstrated the collective and successful measures taken to tackle the operations of high level international organised crime syndicates involved in human trafficking, child exploitation, vehicle theft and burglary on a cross border and international scale and the world wide trafficking in endangered species.
Given the current wave of intrusive cyber activity delegates were urged to address this in their organisations ensuring that awareness, systems and protective measures were understood at the highest level in organisations and effectively implemented to deal with unlawful hacking and cyber security breaches. It was emphasised that responses to stop and control cyber intrusions should be effective in nanoseconds to prevent loss of data or resources and systems needed to be in place and tested to that effect. The development of mobile phone technology and applications to the used in wide ranging Internet of Things raised new issues of data security and cyber-crime opportunities in the use of mobile phones that were both startling and severe in their potential for doing harm.
The East West Security Conferences is held annually to promote understanding and cooperation between people engaged in managing security in public and private sector organisations in United Kingdom, the Russian Federation and other countries in Eastern Europe. Such cooperation improves bilateral relations and understanding and encourages the exchange of information on best practice in security and crime prevention
Promoted by Capricorn Exhibitions and Conferences in cooperation with the International Professional Security Association, the Committee for Security Business of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, The Institute of Professional Investigators, and Financial Examinations and Evaluation Inc.(USA), the conferences are supported by several corporate sponsors.