On today’s news round-up, Security Management Resources (SMR) Group has announced that James Butler will be joining their London-based team as the new Director. Also in corporate news, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has appointed Larry Lien as its new Chairman and Marine Drive as Vice Chairman. Lien will work with the PSIA Board to develop strategies that maintain the organisation’s leadership position. In application news, Cassidian’s technology has been chosen for the Pope’s visit to Spain for World Youth Day (WYD). This event has been probably the most demanding for the national mobile voice and data communications network SIRDEE (Sistema de Radiocomunicaciones Digitales de Emergencia del Estado) in terms of the concentration of people being protected.

Over in the UK, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi 2011) is showcasing the latest equipment and systems for the defence and security industry. With over 1,300 exhibitors, DSEi is the world’s largest integrated defence and security expo. Looking forward to the 16th annual Securing New Ground Conference hosted by the Security Industry Association (SIA), it will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on 1-2 November 2011 and will share ideas on future trends and opportunities in the security industry. Read more security news…