Creating A Resilient Organisation

Resilience – what does it mean? Bounce back, bounce forward, to recover and prosper? For Global Resilience Group Director Mark Carrick, it is about moving forward and never giving up. “For me personally, the first thing I always seem to think of is Indiana Jones, relentlessly pursued by that enormous rolling ball in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. His focus on not only avoiding the ball, but treating each setback … [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...]

Enhancing the security at Southgate Shopping Centre with Hikvision

SouthGate Shopping Centre is an outdoor destination/retail park area located in central Bath. Opened in 2009 it boasts 96 shops, restaurants and large underground carparks. As an extensive space, it is essential that the CCTV equipment is up to date and effective to reassure staff and shoppers of their safety. Peter Parkinson, SouthGate’s deputy general manager says: “Hikvision fulfills our CCTV needs completely. With … [Read more...]

VIVOTEK Join Forces with Neural Labs and Vialseg for Revolutionary Red-Light Enforcement System in Argentina

With a population of 45 million people, Argentina has grown since its beginnings as a colony and trading center for the Spanish empire in the Americas to become a thriving nation and center of trade and commerce for the region. In fact, beyond its clear regional importance, the country has increasingly become the focal point for several global events.   The Challenge: To develop a traffic light enforcement system … [Read more...]

Marseille Police Force selects STid for weapons management and security

STid and the City of Marseille are pleased to announce the inauguration of Be-Weapon, the first police weapons and equipment management solution that uses RFID technology. The inauguration ceremony and media presentation was held at the Plombières weapons storage facility in Marseille, in the presence of Mrs. Caroline Pozmentier-Sportich, Deputy Mayor of Marseille and Vice President of the PACA Region, who is responsible … [Read more...]

Building Risk Culture Is Easier Than Making Hot Dogs

Yes, building risk culture is that easy! Before I explain, let me first clear some misconceptions about risk culture that have been floating around in the non-financial companies. Making decisions under uncertainty is not natural for humans Back in the 1970s, scientists had a breakthrough in understanding how the human brain works, what influences people’s decisions, how cognitive biases impact on their perception … [Read more...]

Presenting CCTV Evidence In Court: A Case Study

By Gary Palmer With Internet Protocol (IP) and high-definition (HD) CCTV now a part of everyday life for residential, retail and corporate business, it is more important than ever that the fundamentals of basic operation and system objectives are met. If not, the likely outcome will be a very expensive set of electronics that now provides little or no useful information to prosecute an offender. As an example, and … [Read more...]

The Growing Threat Of Terrorism In Australia

By Dr David Wright-Neville The recent release of the respected 2016 Global Terrorism Index carries some worrying implications for Western nations such as Australia. Of particular concern is the increasingly migratory nature of the kind of fury that inspires terrorism in other parts of the world. The report drives home the point that in the 21st century, anger does not need a passport. It travels quickly and efficiently … [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...]

Growing number of Australians accessing Dark Web

By Natalie O’Brien More Australians than ever are secretly accessing the notorious Dark Web as cyber experts warn the explosion in use of the anonymous internet platform could have serious ramifications for crime. Data collected by The Tor Project shows a spike in users in the past two months using “bridges” an intermediary internet access point which goes one step further in hiding internet browsing activity by … [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...]

Will the internet break in 2017?

The size and impact of Internet attacks in the past few months highlights concerns about the Internet’s resilience and the ability of networks in general to handle the evolving threat landscape. Some pundits have suggested the entire Internet is likely to go down in 2017, so it’s essential for businesses to do their part to better secure the Internet and keep it available, according to Aleron. Mark Wroniak, director, … [Read more...]

Instinctive Security Technologies

Contactless identification technologies are increasingly used in today’s world. The term refers to all technologies used to make smart objects that communicate with the world around them. Guy Pluvinage understood the importance of this up-and-coming technology when he founded STid in 1996. His deft intuition paid off, because STid, now managed by Vincent Dupart, has become a market leader in corporate security services. … [Read more...]

Lessons From The Assassination Of A Russian Ambassador

On the evening of the 19th of December, 2016, the world was shocked as news started coming out about the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov. Karlov was shot from behind as he was delivering a speech at the Cagdas Sanat Merkezi centre for modern arts in Anka. The assassin, off-duty Turkish police officer Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, showed his police credentials in order to appear like he was … [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...]

Do Retailers Make Better Loss Prevention Managers Than Security Personnel?

Employing someone with a police or investigation background in the role of loss prevention manager was once seen as a logical choice for retailers. Faced with the realisation that people, both internal and external, were stealing company assets, it made perfect sense to employ someone who was already catching thieves for a living. However, loss prevention has become a reluctant expense for many retailers due to the … [Read more...]