Ian Fuller Joins Sektor Australia’s Security Team as National Systems Manager

“Ian’s deep industry experience adds a valuable dimension to Sektor’s security initiatives. With his unique skills and experience, Ian will play a pivotal role in taking our business to the next level. We are proud to welcome Ian to the Green Machine!” says Tom Kinkade – Sektor Australia’s security business manager. Ian completed a Bachelor’s degree (Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering) before commencing a 23 … [Read more...]

Is a New Threat Emerging for Access Control Brands?

By Jim Dearing, senior analyst, access control and fire, IHS Markit Is the rise of PIAM a threat to access control equipment manufacturers? Physical Identity Access Management (PIAM) systems essentially add a decision-making identity management layer on top of access control systems. This is done by changing the authoritative decision-making database or location to a higher authority like an active directory or an … [Read more...]

HID Global acquires Arjo Systems to expand its Government ID business with physical and digital identity solutions

  SYDNEY, July 12, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications.  Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems … [Read more...]

ONVIF: The Evolution of A Standard

By Per Björkdahl ONVIF has achieved a lot since its founding in 2008. The member consortium began as a small group of manufacturers that wanted to collaborate to accelerate the acceptance of systems based on network surveillance cameras. While ONVIF’s mission has not changed significantly since then, its application and influence has; it is now an industry alliance for the physical security industry. ONVIF has become a … [Read more...]

Into The Wild Blue Yonder

By Garry Barnes Is drone technology right for your business? Factors every organisation should consider before flying into the great unknown. Australian public and private organisations across a myriad of sectors are currently investigating and embracing the technological and competitive benefits of using remotely piloted aircraft called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Goldman Sachs (Drones: Reporting for … [Read more...]

Cognitec FaceVAC VideoScan

  Cognitec’s Advanced Investigation Tools Enable Complex Person Searches in Video Footage. The video screening and analytics technology from Cognitec, FaceVACS-VideoScan, allows users to perform complex searches and analyses on persons appearing in real-time camera streams and video footage. The latest product version introduced a user-friendly interface to quickly import sets of recorded video and then carry out … [Read more...]

Why Hacking Physical Security And IOT Is Easy And What To Do About It

Cyber breaches are in the news every single day. These breaches happen because of weak of poorly configured information security systems, lack of user awareness and systems that are badly managed and maintained. This applies particularly to physical security systems, IoT and SCADA. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July),  discusses information security trends, demonstrate a live hack into a … [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), Peter Gervasoni will present 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 examines the impacts to organisations … [Read more...]

ISACA Installs 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Theresa Grafenstine, Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives, Named Chair Sydney, Australia (20 June 2017)—ISACA, an association advancing global business leaders in technology and innovation, installed its 2017-2018 Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting. Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CPA, CISSP, CIA, CGMA, CGAP, inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives, USA, who … [Read more...]

Converging Cyber And Electronic Security – Why You Can’t Wait And Tips To Success

The proliferation of IP in electronic security and IoT devices presents both challenge and opportunity for organisations that want to remain competitive in a dynamic market. Add to that increasing cyber threats posed by security devices and a holistic security system becomes more a necessity than ideal. At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Neil Campbell, Director, Global Security Solutions for … [Read more...]

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...]

Frank Bellomo

  It is with great sadness we mourn the sudden passing of our dear friend and industry colleague Frank Bellomo on Tuesday 20th June 2017. Frank was a highly respected and valued member of the security sector, with over 24years of Security and Risk Management expertise, his absence is a great loss to this industry. Frank was a man of high integrity who gained the admiration and respect of all his clients, … [Read more...]

Facing Up To Security Threats And Risks – A Small Business Perspective

Many small businesses think they are simply not big enough to be the target of cyber-attacks, but this is increasingly not the case. In fact, online threats are one of the fastest growing security risks facing small businesses; with scanners becoming progressively sophisticated in the way they target unsuspecting businesses. In the past year alone there's been a range of scams aimed at small businesses, from fraudulent … [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...]