Cambridge Utd and Security – What do they have in common?

Cambridge Utd and Security – What do they have in common?

I’m sat here working on a network security design and my mind is straying towards the Cambridge Utd vs Manchester Utd match this evening, such is my excitement and anticipation of a close match. Yes, I realise this view is somewhat optimistic. However, to justify my crossing thoughts between football and security, I am desperately trying to think how the match has some kind of synergy with security. So I am going to provide a few points…

The most obvious use of CCTV in and around a stadium would to be record evidence if anything were to happen and the police were involved. Another would be crowd control (although I’m not sure we have that problem regularly at the Cambridge Utd ground!). These are very important functions that meet the security and logistical needs of the club and FA. Cameras can even be used to provide facial recognition of known hooligans, ensuring that hooligans are picked up before entering the ground, if they make it that far.

But specifically for this match I have come to this conclusion…there is no synergy, stop thinking about it and get on with your work!

Laurence is part of the MiSEC team, bringing 10 years worth of security and networking knowledge. He is always striving to learn new skills and be on the edge of the latests developments in the industry. And most importantly, he is more than willing to share thoughts over a beer...but to be clear, not willing to share his beer.


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