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Latest issue of Security Solutions out now! Security Solutions is a leading security resource for business, government and the security industry. Through Security Solutions, readers enjoy access to information from leading experts on issues such as terrorism, operational security matters, technological developments, risk management and IT security as well as the latest news on security events. As a busy security … [Read more...]

Three Fatal Mistakes Most Risk Consultants Make

Warning: this article may upset some conservative risk managers. Risk management in modern non-financial companies is very different compared to five years ago. The level of risk management maturity, for lack of a better word, has grown significantly. As more and more companies across the globe are looking to implement robust risk management, the demand for risk management consultants is also growing. Unfortunately, not … [Read more...]

The Myths About IP Versus Traditional Access Control

As the popularity of IP (Internet protocol) CCTV continues to grow, manufacturers, integrators, consultants and, most importantly, clients are increasingly looking at IP for their other security system solutions. The IP electronic access control technology, while not as mature as its CCTV counterpart, is becoming more common as manufacturers try to emulate the successes of IP CCTV. As with the initial introduction of IP … [Read more...]

#SecurityAward winners and finalists

Companies and individuals in the Australian security industry have been recognised for their hard work, excellence and innovation on a national and international stage, at the 2016 Security Awards. The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence have been an initiative of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) for 21 years. In 2015, ASIAL partnered with the World Excellence Awards to bring … [Read more...]

Securing airports and seaports against serious or organised crime

Changes to the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and the Maritime and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 will toughen access to airports and seaports for persons with serious or organised crime convictions. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the measures will enhance the aviation and maritime security identification card (ASIC and MSIC) schemes, which are an important part of securing … [Read more...]

10 Basic Things Every Organization MUST-DO for Cybersecurity

by Anupam Bonanthaya These days, it is a rarity if there is no news of a high profile cyber attack or breach every week or so. This week was the French Submarine builder DCNS who is building defense submarines for India, Australia, Malaysia and Chile. Last week was SAGE. The week before was Oracle. It is a common misconception that only high profile companies in specific industries get attacked. In reality every … [Read more...]

SSM #103 Digital Edition

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Negligent Misstatements: An Employment Reference Risk

Security professionals are generally familiar with the law of negligence and actions that may arise from a breach of the duty of care. These cases typically involve injury where a plaintiff seeks compensation for physical damage and/or nervous shock. However, what occurs when there has been pure economic loss based upon advice, such as an employment reference for a former employee? An economic or monetary loss may … [Read more...]

Planning Assumptions Can Undermine Resilience

In the previous article about resilience, Dr Parker highlighted the importance of testing existing corporate and organisational plans, which include all forms of crisis, emergency, security, risk and continuity plans. It was emphasised that the plans are only useful if they are relevant and effective. A critical issue in both the development of plans and testing them is the underlying assumptions. These need to be … [Read more...]


20th Oct 16 The Westin, Martin Place, Sydney Celebrate the success of the Australian security industry Hundreds are expected to attend the prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner, which will be held in Sydney on 20 October 2016, to celebrate winners of the 2016 Security Industry Awards for Excellence and Outstanding Security Performance Awards. Media personality James O'Loghlin is back by popular demand! If you … [Read more...]

Lesson From A Recent Contract

Last month, AvSec Consulting was contracted to look at the aviation security arrangements of one of our neighbours. It is not well off economically and has a low threat environment. The people from the head of the regulatory authority to the newest person in the aviation security unit were genuinely trying to do the right thing, not simply for their country but for aviation. How is that interesting to the general … [Read more...]

The Future Of Video Analytics

By Ryan Talbot and Michael Omeros Genesis of Video Analytics Since the introduction of video over an Internet Protocol (IP) network was first established in 1997, CCTV has, up until recently, been fundamentally known as a ‘dumb system’, providing just live, pre-recorded video playback and export capabilities with very little or no ‘smarts’ behind it. More recently, however, some CCTV systems have been described as … [Read more...]

ASQA cancels qualifications issued by Queensland security trainer

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has announced its intention to cancel 461 qualifications and statements of attainment issued to 236 individuals by the now-deregistered training provider Peacemakers Security Pty Ltd (Peacemakers). ASQA cancelled Peacemakers’ registration as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) in July because of its failure to meet the national training standards. ASQA … [Read more...]

Data security – the crisis risk elephant in the room

If you’re ever tempted to doubt the impact of a data breach, just think about the hackers who leaked emails immediately before the US Democratic National Convention, which exposed the party machine’s bias against election hopeful Bernie Sanders. There's some question as to who engineered the hack. Maybe it was the accused Russians and maybe it wasn’t. But there is no question at all as to the reputational impact for … [Read more...]

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Low-Flying Unmanned Aerial Systems in Cities

Innovative tracking technology sought to protect against airborne threats in urban terrain Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monitors thousands of flights a day. When it comes to small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as commercial quadcopters, however, no such … [Read more...]

Leading security companies increase market share

By Oliver Philippou, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit Bottom Line • The combined equipment and services market was estimated to be $123.67 billion in 2015. • As the physical security market continues to consolidate, Tyco International was the largest supplier to the equipment and services market in 2015, comprising 3.8 percent of the market, followed by ADT at 2.9 percent, and the biggest mover, Hikvision at 2.5 … [Read more...]

Secure By Design

With the security of connected devices continuing to be an ongoing concern for manufacturers and consumer alike, where does the responsibility lie? The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow as consumers, businesses and governments recognise the benefit of connecting devices to the Internet, be it smartphones, wearable devices or smart homes. What once was the plot of creative Hollywood blockbuster movies is now … [Read more...]