ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate

ICSVE is proud to announce their new book! The authors hadn’t intended to put themselves in danger but that’s what happened as they interviewed an unprecedented thirty-two battle-hardened defectors about the gritty details of life inside ISIS. With unparalleled breadth, depth and access, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate offers a compelling view of ISIS from men, women and teens now in hiding, … [Read more...]

Help Recognize Australia’s Unsung Heroes

  Would you attempt to stop a man who had just set fire to both a petrol station and a liquor store while also attempting to burn the store attendant? Would you run towards a burning car in an effort to stop the LPG gas tank from exploding to save a complete stranger? Would you use your own body to shield someone you have never met from an enraged group of men, receiving serious injuries in the … [Read more...]

The Growth of IP-Enabled Access Control in Asia Pacific

The adoption of panels and other IP-based equipment in the Asia Pacific market has ramped up significantly in 2015, and growth is expected to accelerate from 2016 through 2020. In fact revenue from IP-enabled panels will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8 percent from 2015 to 2020. The total market for access-control panels is expected to reach $499.3 million in 2020, and IP-enabled panels will make up … [Read more...]

2016 Australian Security Medal Nominations Closing Soon!

The Australian Security Medals Foundation nominations will be closing on June 17. The Australian Security Medals Foundation (ASMF) would like to encourage you to start sending in your nominations as they do not want your company to miss out. This year, the ASMF have made nominating easier by creating online nomination forms. You now have the option to either nominate someone online or, as has been the case in previous … [Read more...]

Are Wage Penalty Rates Still Relevant For The Security Industry?

As the 2016 federal election campaign gathers momentum, several key policy differences between warring parties have risen to the surface. Education, jobs growth, health, housing affordability and taxation reform top the list of most discussed political issues; however, wage penalty rates for nights and weekends is also emerging as a second tier topic driven by the Unions and the Greens who are threating to make it a … [Read more...]

Why Storage Is Now a Critical Component of CCTV Systems

  Storage is now a critical part of a robust video surveillance solution. Increasing camera resolutions, longer retention times, and increasing use of analytics all lead to larger digital storage capacity requirements. Across the industry, storage demands are increasing at existing sites undergoing upgrades and refreshes, and also in greenfield installations. Quantum, a global leader of the storage industry, now … [Read more...]

Redefining Wireless Security

Despite advances in IP camera and security management system technologies, , founder and CEO of P2 Wireless Technologies, realised that the backend of most surveillance network designs is still heavily reliant on cable. P2 focuses on the creation of innovative, reliable and large-scale wireless mesh networking technologies for industrial and commercial use. Based in the prestigious Hong Kong Science Park, P2 has … [Read more...]

If Popularity Trumps Security

It is not entirely clear quite when it happened but, at some point over the last three months, the improbable became likely. Indeed, barring a spectacular collapse in popular support, or convoluted Machiavellian contortions at the Republican convention, it looks likely that Donald Trump will be the GOP (Grand Old Party – a term used to refer to the Republican Party) candidate for president later this year. The GOP … [Read more...]

Secure your entry, as your event, the Security Exhibition & Conference returns to Melbourne in July

Registrations are now open to attend the 2016 Security Exhibition & Conference, Australasia’s premier security industry event, which is returning to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from July 20 to July 22, following another outstanding event in 2015.  The Security Exhibition & Conference connects a community of leaders and showcases the most innovative solutions to hit the Australian market … [Read more...]

ISIS Continues to Agitate for European Attacks: Is Germany Next?

ICSVE's new Brief Report  by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. ISIS  has issued a statement on the Brussels attacks sharing the pictures of two perpetrators of the Brussels airport attacks, Brothers Khalid El Bakraoui, on the left, and Ibrahim El Bakraoui on the right as reported by Raqqa is Silently being Slaughtered. ISIS claimed in its An-Naba' Newsletter (pictured above) that their Brussels … [Read more...]


Safeguarding Australia 2016, the 13th National Security Annual Summit will bring together leading industry experts from government, corporate, non-government and university sectors to explore policy changes presented by the evolving threat landscape and to discuss opportunities for improving Australia’s capability and resilience in the counterterrorism space with two plenary days and two smaller forums of National … [Read more...]

ASMF launches International Study Fellowship

Security students will now have an opportunity to study and gain experience overseas, thanks to the highly prestigious  Australian Security Medals Foundation Inc. (ASMF)  International Security Study Fellowship. “The amount awarded — $5,000 — in the first year — reflects the prestige of the award and provides a remarkable opportunity for a student to travel overseas to conduct research into a topic they are passionate … [Read more...]


The Australian community has witnessed today a hostage situation take place in Martin Place, Sydney. Events are unfolding rapidly and a full account of what is occurring will take some time to emerge. What is clear is that this event is drawing on the wide range and skills of Australia’s national security and law enforcement authorities, which are among the best-trained and capable in the world. They are working … [Read more...]

ACSP and SPRA set to merge

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Professionalism Under Fire

  A recent incident caught on a mobile phone camera showed a foul mouthed bully on a train in Queensland using racial taunts and slurs in an attempt to provoke a security officer to violence. Despite the incredibly insulting and confronting nature of the bully’s taunts, the security officer in question demonstrated the utmost professionalism and restraint, remaining calm and even protecting his protagonist from … [Read more...]

Social Meda & Extremism

A one day forum discussing Social Media and Extremism in the Australian context. 25th November 2014 University House, ANU The Australian Security Research Centre invites professionals involved in communications, media, public relations, community development, legal and related industries to participate in a one day forum. Over the course of the day speakers will discuss: The balance between security and … [Read more...]