CIE sponsors ASC Imbert Prize 2023

6th November 2023

UK access control and security distributor - CIE-Group one of the key sponsoring partners for Association of Security Consultants' Imbert Prize - recognising the UK's best masters degree dissertation on a security-related subject in 2023.


Huge congratulations to the 3 finalists of the Association of Security Consultants' Imbert Prize 2023 which recognises the UK's best security-related masters degree dissertation - announced during December's glitzy Association of Security Consultants (ASC) gala dinner at The House of Lords.

The 3 finalists (pictured above) were Rosi Nicholson, Cranfield University, Dennis Roe, University of Portsmouth (WINNER) and Marie Zeimetz, University of St Andrews.

A fantastic night attended by the great & the good of the security consultant industry, the ASC event & Imbert Prize was proudly sponsored by CIE-Group, Genetec and Total Security Protection Ltd.

The Imbert Prize is bestowed annually upon the author of the most outstanding master’s degree dissertation in the realm of security-related subjects. The competition, fiercely contested by students hailing from universities across the UK, has long been a symbol of academic excellence and innovation.The winner was announced during the ASC’s annual dinner at the House of Lords in December 2023.

ASC Imbert Prize logoCIE were proud to be one of the main sponsors.

"CIE were honoured to be able to help shine a light on tomorrow's generation of security experts."

CIE managing director Steve Collin told us; "Education and learning at every level, whether from inside or outside the classroom, is so important for us all to progress: individually, for the wider benefit of industry and beyond.  Celebrating and rewarding such achievements are important and CIE are honoured to be able to help shine a light on, and support the future of, tomorrow's generation of security experts."

With a rich legacy spanning over two decades, the Imbert Prize serves as a catalyst for nurturing groundbreaking ideas, driving the academic progress of risk and security management in the United Kingdom and beyond. Each year, aspiring scholars compete to push the boundaries of knowledge and contribute to the advancement of the field.

The judging panel comprises esteemed professionals and academics immersed in the world of security, ensuring a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the entries.

As well being a key sponsor of the event, CIE also took their cameras along to film the proceedings and provided exclusive interviews with the shortlisted finalists and, of course, the winner of the night! Check out some of the highlights of the night in our latest video.

More about the Association of Security Consultants (ASC)

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The Association of Security Consultants (ASC) is a professional organisation that represents security consultants and practitioners worldwide. Established in 1991, the ASC provides a platform for security professionals to network, share knowledge and enhance their skills in the field of security consulting.

Members of the ASC include security consultants, security managers, engineers, architects, and other professionals who are involved in various aspects of security consulting. The organisation promotes high standards of professional ethics and conduct among its members and provides resources and support for their professional development.

The ASC offers various services to its members including access to a network of experienced security professionals, educational programs, seminars and conferences. These resources help members stay updated with the latest trends and technologies in the security industry. The ASC also fosters collaboration between security consultants and clients, promoting the delivery of effective and efficient security solutions.

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