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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...]

Protecting The Security Industry Workforce

It is common place for employers and principal contractors to drive down employment costs by illegitimately disguising workers as independent contractors, particularly in sub-contracting out the works required. The security industry is vulnerable to ‘turning a blind eye’ to the compliance with the Fair Work in competing for security work. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Greg … [Read more...]

Delivering A Safe And Secure Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Organising Committed will deliver an athlete-focused Games providing long lasting benefits for the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Commonwealth.  With so many incidents occurring around the world, Safety and Security is critical to this event. Security at major events relies heavily on multi-level, local, state and federal government relationships as well as public and private … [Read more...]

Organisation Resilience – A Catchcry Or An Effective Holistic Approach To Risk Management

At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Claire S. Willette of Windrose International will be presenting a strategic look at organisational risk, raising the discussion above traditional risk management tenets which tend to centre around alternately preventative and reactionary checklists and processes, as well as the standards that establish the integrity of those processes. This presentation … [Read more...]

Disaster Response And Recovery From A Human Resource Perspective

One of the most important responsibilities of human resources (HR) is to prepare for a disaster, including streamlining safety initiatives, communicating with employees and headlining crisis management efforts. Beyond this, organisations also have a duty to protect their workers’ safety while on the job. Work Health Safety legislation places onus on businesses to provide an environment free from hazards that can cause … [Read more...]

Johnson Controls Security Products Signs on With New Distributor Partner ISCS

New distribution partner in Australia highlights continued growth for video brands in the Pacific region Tyco Security Products, now known as Johnson Controls Security Products, is pleased to announce the appointment  of International Security Control Solutions Pty. Ltd (ISCS) as a new distributor partner for Australia for the company’s line of video surveillance solutions.  A leading distributor to the Australasian … [Read more...]

4 Steps To Integrate Risk Management Into Strategic Planning

Let me first start by saying integrating risk management into strategic planning is NOT doing a startegic risk assessment or even having a risk conversation at the strategy setting meeting, it is so much more. You will also find it difficult to relate if the objectives have not been defined or documented in your company or if the objectives are not measurable.  Kevin W Knight, during his first visit to Russia a few … [Read more...]

Responding To A Data Breach

It is coming up to the weekend and everyone is starting to relax; the beer and champagne are coming out and everyone is now talking about their weekend plans. I see some senior leaders gathering and going in and out of meeting rooms. Uh oh, something is definitely going on. I hope it is not because my time sheet was late. The senior leaders are starting to look more worried and appear a bit lost. I have now been told … [Read more...]

Confronting an ISIS Emir: ICSVE’s Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter-Narrative Videos​

Most experts agree that the most successful counter-messaging campaigns against ISIS are the ones that utilize the voices of insiders: the voices of ISIS victims and ISIS cadres themselves who have first-hand knowledge of the group’s brutality, corruption, religious manipulation, and deception. In this regard, we at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) have spent the last two years … [Read more...]

Expectations In An Emergency

When the theme of this edition, After the Atrocity, was proposed, my first thought was that I have done a few similar articles recently, but then I considered my involvement in the responses to a number of atrocities and the issues they had in common. Firstly, exercises and training are rarely accurate. That is not because they are not developed from real experience, or that they are not done with the best of … [Read more...]

Houston: We Have A Problem!

The recent film Hidden Figures tells the story of the impact three African-American women had on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space program in the 1950s and 60s. The movie highlights the struggle these women experienced working in a male-dominated industry. Fast forward to 2017 and women are still vastly underrepresented in the science and technology industries. I recently met a young woman … [Read more...]

Health Preparedness And Australian Counterterrorism Strategy

Killings carried out by terrorists are becoming worse and more gruesome to achieve the shock factor. While there is no suggestion of any new specific terrorist threat to Australia, the Australian Government is looking again at security for public events following last year’s Bastille Day attack to make sure that all necessary arrangements are in place. The Nice attack, where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck … [Read more...]

Hikvision and Cisco Hold Joint Meeting on Cybersecurity Collaboration in Hangzhou

Cisco recognizes Hikvision’s dedication to safe R&D management Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, together with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, held a joint meeting on cybersecurity collaboration on April 26, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. This meeting marked the successful completion of the first phase of a collaboration that began in … [Read more...]

Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine as he’s deemed a ‘security threat’.

According to a recent report by UK news service The Sun, action star Steven Seagul has been banned from entering the Ukraine for five years after the security services (SBU) labelled him a security threat. The ban comes in the wake of Seagul receiving a Russian passport from Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit with American actor Steven Seagal in the Kremlin late last year. According to the report, a … [Read more...]

Employee Theft Consequences: Risk vs. Gain Theory

Herman Laskey, Jr., LPQ, CFI from losspreventionmedia.com When associates properly understand employee theft consequences, they may not ever take the risk of being dishonest in the first place. I have found that discussing with associates the risks of theft and comparing them with the potential gains greatly reduces their potential to steal from their employers. Most associates do not consider the punishments and … [Read more...]

Security Research Projects – call for input

The Australian Security Association Limited (ASIAL) recently announced that it was seeking volunteers for two separate research projects into the security industry. The first project, titled Understanding capacity for violence risk assessment in private security workers, focuses on the role of private security staff working crowd control and conducting the regular assessment of patrons for signs of intoxication, risk, … [Read more...]

Crisis or disaster? IT has helped blur the language

By Dr Tony Jaques It’s time business stopped misusing the word disaster, and the IT industry needs to take a good share of the blame. This language is genuinely unhelpful and distracts attention from serious matters of real concern. Consider by contrast the United Nations definition of a disaster as: “A serious disruption of the functioning of a society, causing widespread human, material or environmental losses and … [Read more...]