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HEBCoN conference

by Mark Rowe

CriticalArc, the company behind of the command and control product, SafeZone is sponsoring this year’s HEBCoN conference on October 23 and 24 at Weetwood Hall, Leeds.

Bernadette Duncan MBE, COO of university chiefs of security industry body AUCSO and business continuity consultant will provide an update on the revised AUCSO Guide for Managing Emergencies, on the Friday, day two. That updated guide featured in the September print issue of Professional Security magazine.

The annual event sees HEBCoN – short for Higher Education Business Continuity Network – members come together from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the UK and Ireland doing Business Continuity Management (BCM), risk management and emergency planning.

Speaking ahead of the conference, HEBCoN Deputy Chair and Head of Security at City University London, Richard Mansfield, said: “We are thrilled to have CriticalArc on-board as sponsors. SafeZone is already fundamentally changing the way universities across the world are responding to every day incidents and major events to ensure preparedness, while minimising the impact on business continuity. Our members will have the chance to see how this type of innovative cloud-based technology can support their business continuity policies and emergency plans, while cost-effectively revolutionising day-to-day security operations.”

Darren Chalmers-Stevens, CriticalArc EMEA Director, added: “We’re excited to be part of the HEBCoN event, which provides a perfect showcase for our SafeZone solution. Delegates will learn how SafeZone is an easy-to-use software service that is helping higher education facilities create a safer learning and research environment as part of their risk management and business continuity strategy, while delivering multiple advantages without capital investment.”

Delegates attending this year’s event will see presentations on risk management and BCM and workshops on incidents and recovery experiences of HEIs with lessons learned.

The two day event also is to cover new techniques around engaging with and influencing senior managers and wider stakeholders. CriticalArc’s CEO, Glenn Farrant, will deliver a presentation, “The impact of the latest technologies on managing incidents, communication, safety and security” on day two. For more details and to enrol go to

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