Imagus Technology And Vix Verify Expand Global Reach With Key Sales Appointment

Fraser Larcombe Named Sales Manager in Strategic Hire to Drive Growth in Asia Pacific, Americas and EMEA Regions Brisbane, Queensland, November 14, 2017– Imagus Technology, a global leader in facial recognition technology and Vix Verify, a global leader in online identity verification services, has today announced that Fraser Larcombe has joined the companies in a joint capacity to further develop their growing network … [Read more...]

The Shape of Things To Come

by John Bigelow There should be little doubt that security technology is evolving at a rapid rate. One need only look at the depth and range of new solutions on display at this year’s Security Conference and Exhibition, held at the International Conventional Centre in Darling Harbour Sydney in late July. One area that seems to be experiencing significant change is that of access control. The introduction of newer and … [Read more...]

Keeping Pace With The Global Retail Supply Chain – Part II

by Jac Brittain The role of loss prevention across the retail supply chain has grown considerably in recent years. Part one of this article in the previous issue of Security Solutions Magazine introduced readers to supply chain management and began the discussion on points of potential risk to the supply chain. Jac Brittain continues the discussion in the final of this two-part article. In-Transit Methods For decades, … [Read more...]

Workplace Health And Safety In The Security Industry: Do You Know Your Duties?

by Anna Richards The main legislation which governs what duties employers owe and what duties contractors and employees owe in relation to workplace safety is set out in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Commonwealth) (referred to as “the Act” in this article).  Purpose of the Act One of the main purposes of the Act is obviously to eliminate as far as possible, and otherwise to minimise as far as possible, risks to … [Read more...]

Zach Winslade wins the MLAA John Andrew Apprentice of the Year Award 2017

The Master Locksmiths Association of Australia held its Annual Conference in Geelong last month. Sean McGovern, Zach's "Master" and General Manager Locksmiths and Keiran McGovern, Masterkeying Manager, accompanied Zach to the event, where the winner of the John Andrew Apprentice of the year 2017 was announced. The MLAA commented that this "award recognises the up-and-coming next generation of the trade. During a whole … [Read more...]

Conducting Workplace Investigations – Part 3

By Greg Byrne This is the third article on the correct and (safe) method of conducting an internal investigation due to workplace conflict or misconduct. The first two articles in previous issues of Security Solutions Magazine outlined the steps involved in conducting an investigation. This article will outline some common pitfalls with not conducting an internal investigation correctly or of not conducting one at … [Read more...]

Data Privacy And Resilience – A Cautionary Note

By Dr Rita Parker The digital transformation of society has added to the complexity of doing business today for large corporations, international conglomerates and small owner operators, as well as for individuals. Risks and threats are evolving on a daily basis due to the widespread use of internet-enabled devices and processes. Recent high-profile cyberattacks demonstrate the extent of possible losses to institutions … [Read more...]

CISOs On The Rise – But Many Organisations Still Lacking Adequate Cybersecurity

By Jo Stewart-Rattray In my discussions with colleagues and peers, it is pleasing to see the importance of cybersecurity awareness is growing among business leaders and board directors. Unfortunately, this awareness and understanding of cyber threats has come at a price, as the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks demonstrate how vulnerable and unprepared many organisations remain. According to ISACA’s State of … [Read more...]

Primal Fear

by Richard Kay Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behaviour, such as fleeing, hiding or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat … [Read more...]

The Responsibilities of Leadership

by Jason Brown I was talking with some colleagues at the ASIAL conference about mentoring and related actions by leaders at all levels to help others, particularly those just starting out, and it made me consider the attributes of leadership that go to ‘giving back’ and ‘paying forward’. Readers may remember the film Pay It Forward where the young hero calls his plan “pay it forward”, which means the recipient of a … [Read more...]

Structuring for the future – strategic thinking for a secure Australia

The intent of Safeguarding Australia 2018 The diversity, increase and damage from terrorist attacks, the growth of cyber enabled espionage and criminality and the increasing concerns about foreign interference create a contemporary threat environment which calls for the need to rapidly coordinate interagency efforts to meet risks to the public. Across the public and private sectors of Security and Emergency Management, … [Read more...]

Keeping Pace With The Global Retail Supply Chain – Part 1

By Jac Brittain The role of loss prevention across the retail supply chain security program continues to expand. The retail supply chain network is a critical component of the retail machine. While many may view the heart of retail as the interactions and events that happen within the store, this support system has always fuelled the way. Through a complex web of processes and activity, a well-managed supply chain … [Read more...]

Pro Bono U2

By Don Williams Pro Bono does not mean being a fan of the group U2. Rather, it is pro bono publico – for the public good – basically Latin for you are not getting paid. Why would people do unpaid work? There are a number of reasons – the main one being that without volunteers little would actually happen, particularly in the security field. All of the security industry and professional associations are run by … [Read more...]

Is It ‘Legal’ To Design Security Systems Without A Licence? A Risk Management Perspective

By Dr Kevin J. Foster Recently, I heard an argument from a licensed security consultant that, in a legal sense, an engineer in Victoria cannot design electronic security systems for a project in Western Australia (WA) unless he or she is licensed in WA. I have heard similar arguments previously; for example, that someone in Canberra cannot work on a security project in Queensland unless they are licensed in Queensland … [Read more...]

The Time To Build Relationships Is Before A Disaster

By Rod Cowan A disproportionate interest in terrorism is resulting in the Government and policy makers failing in the fundamentals of national security, which must entail an all-hazards approach to security and risk mitigation. Having spent more than 14 years building relationships through the Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) and the Security in Government (SIG) annual conference, policy wonks scrapped the … [Read more...]

Security Leadership

By Steve Mark Security is 90 percent psychological and 10 percent physical; that is, many see security as protecting people and property from intentional harm, and doing so by focusing on, for example, physical or digital barriers. This is of course entirely appropriate; however, it only forms part of the security ‘picture’, because security also connotes the psychological state of being secure, being free from fear. As … [Read more...]