The biggest S&P immersive experience yet!
Security & Policing 2022 hosted the most expansive series of Immersive Features seen in the history of the event – Incident at Sea: Live Immersive Response
Hosted by the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), the features provided visitors with a series of narrative-led, content-rich, immersive experiences, which gave an insight into technologies and solutions to solve the latest and future security challenges and threats.
This year, the feature was focussed on taking the audience through the repercussions of a ransomware attack on a shipping vessel in close proximity of a busy UK sea port.
Technology and innovation are embedded into and provide significant positive benefits across many aspects of our daily lives. Communications and connectivity, business automation, managing finances, healthcare, education; the range of technology’s reach is seemingly endless. Conversely, the impact of such all-encompassing technological reliance means that our world today is faced with increasingly sophisticated and connected threats to the safety and security of our people and our infrastructure. Countering this ever-evolving threat to provide a safe, secure and prosperous country is a priority for the UK Government.
This immersive experience was designed to take visitors through a series of visual and interactive tours which demonstrate how technology, products and solutions from some of the UK’s leading industry and academic organisations can demonstrate how threats can be detected, diverted, intercepted and neutralised.
4 threats – 1 unmissable experience
Threat 1: Cyber Security
This segment explored the process and technologies for supporting organisational defence against a large-scale ransomware attack. The scenario focussed on how to mitigate, manage and protect against further attacks. As well as this, it highlighted the importance of establishing a Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), working with law enforcement and the sharing of information with others.
Threat 2: Coastal and Maritime Surveillance
This segment focussed on securing maritime and coastal safety in the wake of a major incident. This explored how you may use technologies such as GPS, autonomous assets, acoustics, and aerial detection. This section is about demonstrating the art of the possible in detection and surveillance approaches across land, sea and air.
Threat 3: Supply Chain Resilience
This segment looked at the impact on UK supply chains resulting from a major incident. Solutions considered how to build resilience with the rescheduling of goods, understanding the current picture through in-transit visibility as well as highlighting how to manage the minimise the impact on supply chains resulting from a major incident. This focussed on looking at ways to ensure that the UK can still operate in a secure way despite potential disruption.
Threat 4: Justice
This segment focussed on how to support the victims of crime by identifying them, their needs and enabling them to access the support and services they require in a more efficient and ethical way. This would apply technologies such as biometric matching, data analytics, AI and behavioural science alongside open data and ethical approaches so that specific needs of victims are identified and provided. This technology could have a wider range of impacts in supporting victims of any and all major incidents.
Watch highlights from previous Immersive Experiences in 2020:
Plan. Travel. Visit. Your future secure journey
The feature gave visitors an insight into a future secure journey, showcasing and demonstrating solutions and technology that improve security around pre-journey planning, aviation and travel security and crowded places and infrastructure.
Knife Crime: A 21st Century Approach
The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) collaborated with the Home Office’s Serious Violence Unit and Accelerated Capability Environment to create a live immersive experience that illustrates a blended, preventative approach to tackling Knife Crime. The feature focused on showcasing and demonstrating solutions and technology across data, technology and community engagement.