Sicurezza 2019: Technology, Training and Innovation
Security Event Focuses on Cybersecurity, Drones and Smart Cities
The security and fire prevention event Sicurezza, taking place from 13 to 15 November 2019 - will be showcasing the latest technologies and provide an opportunity to discuss and to learn all about the major challenges that the sector and the people that work in it are required to handle. The event will be offering a wide range of training opportunities and technological proposals.
The range of solutions on display will give visitors the chance to assess the newest products on the market for video surveillance, access control and anti-intrusion.
A new addition this year is an entire hall dedicated to passive security which, for the first time, will be hosting a demo area where break-in simulations will be staged to test the technologies presented.
The extension of fire prevention to fire extinguishing has been confirmed and cyber security - which has become transversal to all sectors - will be featured with a dedicated project enabling visitors to take a look at new development prospects for the sector.
Facing the threat of cyber-attacks
Inspired by constant innovation and the growing need for integration, the security sector is undergoing extensive changes: One of the paradigms that has emerged in recent years and is destined to change the market forever is digitalisation, which places the emphasis on cyber security.
According to the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019, cyber-attacks are among the top five risks considered to pose the biggest threat to the economy and business in the near future - making them the technological risk that everyone fears most.
It is estimated that from 2020, more than 25% of cyber-attacks will concern online devices and the IoT. Today’s security systems are increasingly smart and interconnected – and therefore also exposed to the risk of cyber-attack.
For this reason, Sicurezza 2019 will be offering a training and information area dedicated to Cyber Security – for the very first time. There will be sessions aimed at explaining the new scenarios, alternated with brief meetings with experts in the sector who will offer their vision of the main impacts on various types of operator.
There will also be contributions from different associations who have chosen the event as the platform for discussing the risks posed and opportunities offered by this new technological phase.
Special exhibition: Drones
Another focus on rapidly developing new technologies will be dedicated to drones, which are expected to represent a 100 billion dollar market by 2020 (source: Goldman Sachs). Already an essential part of the world of security, not only does the operation of UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicle) require specific certified piloting qualifications, it also requires additional preparation to make their use increasingly synergistical with the other technologies used.
Following the evolution of this market, the Sicurezza Drone Expo is returning to the event and will be bringing together companies that supply drones, systems and services for security, intelligence, rescue and civil defence activities. The arena will also be available for test flights and a convention will be held during which the most interesting possibilities of use and dissemination of drones will be analysed.
There will also be a second drone exhibition area: This area will be in Hall 6, as part of the Smart Building Expo, held at the same time as Sicurezza. The area will be reserved for companies specialised in the aerial photography sector and in the use of drones for the design, construction, maintenance and restoration of buildings and urban areas, as well as the management and monitoring of the territory.
Security for Smart Cities
Urban security, along with the smart management of all the components that allow the operation of a city, represent one of the greatest security challenges of all, considering the numerous variables to be monitored constantly.
An important contribution in this sense comes from Scenari di Sicurezza Urbana, the convention on urban security organised by FOIM (Fondazione Ordine Ingegneri di Milano) in conjunction with Sicurezza, with the patronage of the Order of Engineers of the Province of Milan.
Starting with a speech by the international keynote speaker Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association, the convention will focus on what is happening in Italy in the integrated security sector. Erickson will be talking about technological trends and revealing the customer-supplier partnership models used in the United States, which have been contributing to the creation of the most fluid communication possible along the entire supply chain for several years.
The smart city is one of the most interesting challenges for the security sector in recent years. It involves the entire supply chain, from the design of cutting-edge buildings to building automation. To tackle this challenge with a multidisciplinary approach, within the Smart Building Expo and with the support of Sicurezza, Fiera Milano will be hosting the Milano Smart City Conference.
This is a three-day international focus on the smart city and the impact of new technologies at a technologically crucial time. Urban security and monitoring will be one of the three main topics of the conference, with particular reference to predictive and soft responses to the problems of urban areas in terms of security and control of the territory.
Certified training opportunities
Technological evolution and new legislation have completely revolutionised the work in the security sector and require increasingly specific skills. The multiplication of the areas of intervention and the complexity of the responsibilities that operators at all levels now have to bear, make it necessary to ensure that constantly updated and systematic information is always available. The only way to enable and certify professional operators is to train them, making training opportunities the sole points of reference for those seeking security solutions and making them more aware of the role they play and of the increasing legal implications and risks of their activity.
Sicurezza will be offering numerous professional training opportunities, organised by the certifying boards themselves, for various professional figures, including industrial surveyors, engineers, installers and security operators. The trainees will also have the possibility to attain training credits.
Rewarding the industry’s best
Besides being a duty and a necessary requirement to keep up with the market as it evolves, certified training also becomes a tool to enhance recognisability and to be competitive.
Within the scope of Sicurezza, the Italian security hub is organising the closing ceremony of the first edition of the Securindex Certified Installer Award. The award has been created to encourage installers to use digital communication to promote their companies on the market and to raise awareness among its customers of the importance of contacting certified professionals. The award is divided into two categories - one for installers employed by companies and the other for self-employed installers. The award will be given to a total of seven winners, three for each category - one winner each from Northern, Central and Southern Italy - and one overall winner.
The complete programme of conventions and training sessions is currently being defined and will soon be available on the Sicurezza website.