Neil Sutton

Neil Sutton

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The Association of Professional Security Agencies (APSA) Wednesday announced the winners of its annual Security Guard of the Year and Security Guard Supervisor of the Year awards, recognizing diligence and superior customer service on the job.
A panel of cybersecurity experts convened by the Economic Club of Canada on Monday in Toronto discussed what’s good about Canada’s current cybersecurity posture, but noted that there are still many challenges ahead.
Canadian Security magazine held a guarding roundtable on April 26, inviting representatives from some of the leading companies in the security business to discuss and debate some of the major issues of the day. The major impetus for the discussion was recent changes to Ontario legislation (Bill 148), as well as similar legislation in other provinces, that are having a major effect on employment conditions, chief among them an increase in minimum wage (rising to $14 an hour in Ontario on Jan. 1 this year and $15 an hour next year). Other factors that prompted this discussion include technology innovations such as drones and robots, and how they might change the landscape of the security industry. Unexpected was the topic of vehicular attacks. Days earlier, the van attack occurred in Toronto — the panel felt it was appropriate to introduce this as a discussion topic and talk about the implications for the security industry.
A grassroots CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) initiative to help reduce crime in convenience stores is in growth mode, thanks in part to interest from some major academic institutions.
Alex Manea has worked with the Waterloo, Ont.-based company for 11 years now, first as a product manager within its security division, and more recently as director of security, then chief security officer. Canadian Security recently spoke with Manea about the transition and how he works with customers to cater to their security requirements.
INKAS Security Services, as a company, is going through a period of reinvention. Known for its armoured transport and cash handling business, there is a lot more in development, according to president and CEO Victor Goodman.
Nancy Newton was the Coordinator of the Protection, Security and Investigation Program at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont., as well as a valued and hands-on contributor to the Canadian professional security community.
In the recent months and years, there have been some shocking displays of violence as gunmen kill and injure large numbers of innocent people — often bystanders — for reasons that are sometimes frustratingly unclear.
The Toronto chapter of ASIS International recently held its annual Women in Security event, this year spotlighting work-life balance issues and setting career goals.
NEW YORK — BlackBerry held its Security Summit in New York City this week, focusing on the software and services that have become the company’s bedrock following its transition away from the business of making handsets.
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