In addition to events for theatregoers, I’ve been working with Managed Networks to chair a series of events looking at security in the industry. Building on the success of the launch event in April, the second Practical Security seminar takes place on Thursday 29 September 2016. Here’s more info from Managed Networks and co-sponsor Cognitious Ltd.
The latest in our series of seminars on security issues focuses on practical steps you can take to protect your business from a variety of threats. Topics for the September event include:
- Cyber-security: malware, hackers, cyber-fraud and denial of service
- Physical and personnel security: terrorism, unauthorised entry, background checks, crowd control
- Crisis communications in the age of social media: dealing with staff, with the public and with the media as news spreads virally
- Regulation: new rules for handling staff and customer information, new laws on surveillance
As always, the focus will be on straightforward language and actionable advice, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions of all the speakers.
We have an exciting line-up of speakers, all of whom not only know their subjects but also have deep experience of the specific issues affecting ticketed venues and public spaces. We’re particularly pleased that our keynote is being delivered by Kevin Lowrie from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – an indication that government is taking the security issues affecting the entertainment and culture sector seriously.
- Kevin Lowrie, Assistant Director Cyber Security, DCMS
- Ben Rapp, CEO, Managed Networks
- Rob Hoblin, Consultant, Cognitious
- Kate Hartley, Chief Operations Officer, Polpeo
The discussion will be chaired by Terri Paddock (that’s me!), industry commentator and founder of StageFaves.com, MyTheatreMates.com and WhatsOnStage.com.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in protecting their organisation against security threats. This seminar is focused on venues and entertainment, so if you work in theatre, concerts, museums, galleries or other ticketed venues or visitor attractions, the content will be highly relevant to you.