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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...]

The Growing Threat Of Terrorism In Australia

By Dr David Wright-Neville The recent release of the respected 2016 Global Terrorism Index carries some worrying implications for Western nations such as Australia. Of particular concern is the increasingly migratory nature of the kind of fury that inspires terrorism in other parts of the world. The report drives home the point that in the 21st century, anger does not need a passport. It travels quickly and efficiently … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric announces new appointment for Automation Pacific Hub Leader & Industry VP for Australia

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is expanding its expertise within the Industry business unit, with the announcement of a new appointment, Neil Smith. As of 1 March 2017, Neil has begun his role as Schneider Electric’s Pacific Hub Leader & Industry VP Australia. Neil’s new role will see him take charge of the Process Automation, Software and OEM/BIC business portfolio, … [Read more...]

Growing number of Australians accessing Dark Web

By Natalie O’Brien More Australians than ever are secretly accessing the notorious Dark Web as cyber experts warn the explosion in use of the anonymous internet platform could have serious ramifications for crime. Data collected by The Tor Project shows a spike in users in the past two months using “bridges” an intermediary internet access point which goes one step further in hiding internet browsing activity by … [Read more...]

ASRC MASTERCLASS SERIES 2017: MASTERCLASS #4 – BOMB SAFETY AND SECURITY

Following the launch of the book “Bomb Safety and Security – the Manager’s Guide” in late 2016 the Australian Security Research Centre is hosting a ½ day Masterclass based on the book. ASRC Masterclasses enable peer-to-peer discussion of relevant topics guided by a leader in the field. Takeaways from this Masterclass are the principles underpinning a safe and sensible response to bombs, threats, unattended items and … [Read more...]

Will the internet break in 2017?

The size and impact of Internet attacks in the past few months highlights concerns about the Internet’s resilience and the ability of networks in general to handle the evolving threat landscape. Some pundits have suggested the entire Internet is likely to go down in 2017, so it’s essential for businesses to do their part to better secure the Internet and keep it available, according to Aleron. Mark Wroniak, director, … [Read more...]

Instinctive Security Technologies

Contactless identification technologies are increasingly used in today’s world. The term refers to all technologies used to make smart objects that communicate with the world around them. Guy Pluvinage understood the importance of this up-and-coming technology when he founded STid in 1996. His deft intuition paid off, because STid, now managed by Vincent Dupart, has become a market leader in corporate security services. … [Read more...]

Lessons From The Assassination Of A Russian Ambassador

On the evening of the 19th of December, 2016, the world was shocked as news started coming out about the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Karlov was shot from behind as he was delivering a speech at the Cagdas Sanat Merkezi centre for modern arts in Anka. The assassin, off-duty Turkish police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, showed his police credentials in order to appear like he was … [Read more...]

Preventing terrorism and protecting the world’s civilians

Leading security figures from around the globe will discuss changing terrorist threats at World Counter Terror Congress in May Counter terrorism remains very much in the spotlight, with extremist groups such as the so-called Islamic State continuing to target civilians around the globe. Over the last year there have been high profile attacks in Normandy, Nice, Paris, Istanbul, Berlin and New York, while bombings across … [Read more...]

Do Retailers Make Better Loss Prevention Managers Than Security Personnel?

Employing someone with a police or investigation background in the role of loss prevention manager was once seen as a logical choice for retailers. Faced with the realisation that people, both internal and external, were stealing company assets, it made perfect sense to employ someone who was already catching thieves for a living. However, loss prevention has become a reluctant expense for many retailers due to the … [Read more...]

Exploring the cybercrime underground

Cybercrime persists as an epidemic that continues to worsen every year, with associated impacts and losses on an alarming rise. Some of what contributes to the growth of the cybercrime underground is the convenience, speed, and anonymity the Internet provides to enable online crimes. An important enabler to the cybercrime eco-system are darknet markets. Darknet markets let cybercriminals trade in weapons, drugs and … [Read more...]

Introducing Cortex: A Smart-City Appliance Revolutionising Urban Life And Public Infrastructure

  Since launching in July 2015, Cortex has won multiple industry awards – including three Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) Product of the Year Awards for Communications and CCTV Technology – and a Top 50 listing in Anthill’s 2016 Smart100. Why so many awards? Maybe because Cortex is an innovative, Australian-made, safe and smart-city appliance that not only upgrades, digitises and integrates … [Read more...]

Why Information Sharing Is Vital To Your Future

Lack of recognition for the vital role security plays results in too many security managers and agency security advisors – and to those readers who do not fit this profile, I apologise in advance, but it is nonetheless true of many others – being in the position because they are either parked there or waiting out their time to retirement. Precious few in the business would see themselves as leaders within their … [Read more...]

Conducting Workplace Investigations

Welcome to 2017. The festive season is always busy for the security and law enforcements industries in Australia and around the world. I hope that you all had a great Christmas and new year, and your company and family prosper throughout 2017. We are in a period of increased social and political conservatism, which is heralding great change for us all, and no more so than for the security industry. With that change … [Read more...]

#creditcards

Every day there are thousands of credit card transactions that occur around the world. But have you ever wondered how the transactional process works for transferring credit card funds? I have. I have always been fascinated about the mechanics of how our credit cards transact and talk to each other. So, off I went in search of further understanding of the geometrics of the payment card industry (PCI) and understanding the … [Read more...]

Wondering How to Reduce the Complexity of Smart Home Platforms? IHS Markit Weighs In With Answers

  One significant challenge with the smart home: it has many moving parts. From protocols and interoperability to professional and DIY, the smart home is far from straightforward. Platforms that are the backbone of smart home, are meant to bring order but often only add to the chaos. The reason – fragmentation. Although there are dozens of platforms, most are very similar, which only adds to the confusion of … [Read more...]