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Latest issue of Security Solutions Magazine out now! Security Solutions Magazine 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 … [Read more...]

#88 Cover Story – Inside The World Of Casino Security: How HD Video is Helping To Overcome The Unique Security Challenges In Gaming


By Douglas Florence Sr., CPP, Craig Bruno, Marisel Melendez, MS and Ronald Flores, CSP. According to the American Gaming Association, The Las Vegas Strip generated US$6.207 Billion in 2012 (before wages and expenses).  Similarly, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Macau’s Gaming revenue rose by 19 per cent to US45.2 Billion in 2013. One can only imagine the kinds of unique security challenges a security and … [Read more...]

Security Exhibition & Conference 2014 Breaks into Melbourne


For the first time in more than a decade, the Security Exhibition & Conference - Australasia’s premier event about the security industry – will be held in Melbourne this June. Expected to attract more than 4500 security industry professionals from more than 20 countries, the 2014 Security Exhibition & Conference is the largest event of its kind in Australasia. “Now in its 29th year, the event is a three-day … [Read more...]

Championing Mental Health In Security


By Rod Cowan. Common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, can affect any business, leading to the likes of increased absenteeism, high staff turnover and lost productivity. In the security industry, the stakes can be even higher. “Security staff are often the first responders in emergency situations which may be distressing and if the distress is not addressed, it may put people at risk of … [Read more...]

Terrorism 2014 – And The Dilution Of Counterterrorism Efforts


By Clive Williams. In recent years, there seems to have been a general falling away in Western governments’ spending on counterterrorism (CT). This has been matched by public complacency about the terrorism threat. This is disturbing because while the nature of the threat has evolved, terrorism is still the most credible violent threat to Western nations’ national security. In terms of terrorism-related deaths … [Read more...]

The Future Is Fighting Fakes


By Rod Cowan. Security professionals need to look urgently at the effects of illicit trade and the relevance not only to their organisation’s health and wealth, but that of society, argues Rod Cowan. A tourist in Indonesia buys cheap DVDs for her friends back home. An Australian street market stall holder sells a mother the latest branded football jersey for her teenage son. A former IRA member meets a buyer in a … [Read more...]

Disease, Insecurity And Warfare


By Rita Parker. Disease, insecurity and warfare are a chilling combination, especially when considered in the context of the scientific and technological advances of the 21st Century. Today, there is evidence that terrorist groups have shown interest in developing the capability to use biological agents. Biological pathogens can be deployed not only against military forces, but also against civilians. This means that … [Read more...]

The Economic Impact Of Cybercrime And Cyber Espionage


By Michael Sentonas. Extracting value from the computers of unsuspecting companies and government agencies is a big business for criminals, and the scope of the loss to the victim ranges from reputational damage, loss of customer trust, financial penalties, cost of remediation and repair, to greater competition arising from the stolen information. Over the last 12 months, there has been a change in the complexity … [Read more...]

10 LinkedIn Tips That You Will Not Find In The Help Pages


By Jane Anderson. There are literally hundreds of articles these days on improving your LinkedIn profile, but as a Career and LinkedIn Coach who has one of the top one per cent viewed LinkedIn profiles, I still find the majority of people and businesses are not taking the time to ensure their profile stands out and captures the attention of their target audience. It really does only take a short amount of time to ensure … [Read more...]

Exertion And Officer Safety: Physiological Implications In Resistive Encounters


By Richard Kay. The physiological factors present when officers use force, many of which stem from the stress response within the body, will impact not only an officer’s perceptions, but also their ability to respond effectively. One important factor is the fatigue threshold, ‘the sudden physical exhaustion experienced during a force encounter when an officer cannot effectively perform to either control a subject or … [Read more...]

Desperately Seeking Cyber: Why an urgent national focus on education and 457 Visas is critical to protect Australia


By Carlo Minassian and Professor Michael Blumenstein. Between us, we have significant responsibilities that span defending Australian organisations and infrastructure from cyber attack, to ensuring that Australian students have access to a world-class IT education. We serve on the frontlines of an increasingly challenging cyber conflict that is unlike any conflict in human history. In this conflict, threats are … [Read more...]

Security Perils In The Mining Industry


By Neil Fergus. The mining and exploration sector is a diverse and challenging industry for security professionals. There are a myriad of issues and problems to contend with and the operating environment varies from relatively benign environments like Australia to the more problematic environments like Colombia, Libya, Mongolia, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea. As the race for diminishing natural resources has … [Read more...]

Issue #87 Cover Story: The Race To The Bottom


By John Bigelow. It is no secret that there is a race going on in the security industry right now. In fact, this particular race began a number of years ago, around 2009, shortly after the beginning of the global financial crisis. It is not a race for the best technology, nor is it a race to set the benchmark for service delivery or standards, it is a race to the bottom – to see who can provide the cheapest products and … [Read more...]