Crisis Management – Making Sure You Are PreparedIn a world with real-time news media, viral social media, instantaneous video uploads and international connectedness, news travels faster and further than ever before. Organisations need to be ready and know what the different stakeholders expect to see in your actions and communications during crisis. Mario will discuss how you can prepare your organisation to communicate promptly, accurately and confidently on all platforms, with affected people, employees, media and the wider community, and in so doing protect your brand.

In a world with real-time news media, viral social media, instantaneous video uploads and international connectedness, news travels faster and further than ever before. Organisations need to be ready and know what the different stakeholders expect to see in your actions and communications during crisis. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Mario Gomez will discuss how you can prepare your … [Read more...]

Masterclass – Bomb Safety and Security – Melbourne

ASRC Masterclasses enable peer-to-peer discussion of relevant topics guided by a leader in the field. This Masterclass will be lead by Don Williams CPP, author of Bomb Safety and Security, The Managers Guide Takeaways from this Masterclass are the principles underpinning a safe and sensible response to bombs, threats, unattended items and post-blast scenarios. The emphasis is on providing a safe and secure environment … [Read more...]

AISC approves training package review

According to a recent report by ASIAL, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved the case for change for the Security Operations training package Cert II and III. The next phase will start when the Skills Service Organisation (which in the case of security is Artibus Innovation) receives the work activity order from AISC, which will enable them to proceed with finalising the Technical Advisory … [Read more...]

2016 Ruddock Fellow

Lewis (pictured left) and Libby (pictured right) at Emirates Group Security in Dubai Zoe Cowan, ASMF Outreach Manager, recently had the opportunity to travel to Dubai and chat with two Edith Cowan University students about their internships with Emirates Group Security. Libby, studying a Bachelors of Counter-terrorism, Intelligence and Security, said: “For me, my time working within the teams of Emirates Group … [Read more...]

Nominations For The 2017 Australian Security Medals Are Now Open!

As you are all no doubt aware, The Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc. (ASMF) has grown to become a credible force in change for the good not just in the security industry, but across the community as a whole. In order to continue the good work being done, the Foundation requires your support. We need you help to identify the outstanding men and women in our industry who are worthy of recognition. As many of … [Read more...]

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017

The ASIS International Australia Conference 2017 is the premier gathering of security professionals. The conference provides an established platform for education and business exchange, addressing the key trends and issues facing security professionals locally and globally. Key topics Terrorism Cyber-Security Behavioural techniques Security Management Emergency Management The conference is a great … [Read more...]

The 2017 Australian OSPAs

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are pleased to announce the dates for the 2017 Australian awards. They will be working for the third year in a row with the prestigious, Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL). The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent … [Read more...]

Bomb Safety and Security: The Manager’s Guide

by Donald S Williams Like so many aspects of security, bomb safety and security has become a topic of significant concern to every organisation in the last decade. Any business, regardless of how large or small it might be, how innocuous it might appear, could and possibly will be subject to some type of bomb related incident through the course of its operating life. Whether it be through disgruntled employees, or as a … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Welcome To Security Solutions

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...]

EZI Security Systems adds High Security Portals to its range

PathMinder has appointed EZI Security Systems as its exclusive partner reselling its range of high security portals to the government sector in Australia. PathMinder Pty Ltd are the master distributor in Australia and New Zealand for Europe’s most advanced range of high security portals manufactured by AllUser Industries. AllUser security portals are made up of 2 interlocking doors and a sophisticated ultra-sonic … [Read more...]

Survey: Cyber Security Skills Gap Leaves 1 in 4 Organisations Exposed for Six Months or Longer

ISACA to address the growing skills gap as demand for qualified cyber security professionals continues to outstrip supply Sophisticated cyber security defenses are increasingly in high demand as a cyber security attack is now viewed as an inevitability. However, a majority of surveyed organisational leaders fear they are ill-equipped to address these threats head-on. According to a new cyber security workforce study … [Read more...]

Total Facilities, 29–30 March 2017, International Convention Centre Sydney

Total Facilities presents two-days of discussion and discovery for FM and like-minded professionals. It combines Australia’s largest offering of innovative facility products and services with forward-thinking strategies to optimise facility and workplace performance. A thriving exhibition floor featuring over 150 leading brands will showcase real solutions to meet operational challenges, whilst free-to-attend educational … [Read more...]