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...]

From Sci-Fi To The Boardroom Threat – Where The Challenges Lie In The Digital Future

Is your business safe from future cyber threats? At this year’s Security Exhibition and Conference (26-28 July), Shara Evans will open your eyes on how emerging technologies can be leveraged by cyber criminals in new and inventive ways. This includes examples that may seem straight out of a science fiction movie, but are eminently possible with technology available now or in the very near future. In this keynote … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Disaster Response And Recovery From A Human Resource Perspective

One of the most important responsibilities of human resources (HR) is to prepare for a disaster, including streamlining safety initiatives, communicating with employees and headlining crisis management efforts. Beyond this, organisations also have a duty to protect their workers’ safety while on the job. Work Health Safety legislation places onus on businesses to provide an environment free from hazards that can cause … [Read more...]

4 Steps To Integrate Risk Management Into Strategic Planning

Let me first start by saying integrating risk management into strategic planning is NOT doing a startegic risk assessment or even having a risk conversation at the strategy setting meeting, it is so much more. You will also find it difficult to relate if the objectives have not been defined or documented in your company or if the objectives are not measurable.  Kevin W Knight, during his first visit to Russia a few … [Read more...]

Responding To A Data Breach

It is coming up to the weekend and everyone is starting to relax; the beer and champagne are coming out and everyone is now talking about their weekend plans. I see some senior leaders gathering and going in and out of meeting rooms. Uh oh, something is definitely going on. I hope it is not because my time sheet was late. The senior leaders are starting to look more worried and appear a bit lost. I have now been told … [Read more...]

Expectations In An Emergency

When the theme of this edition, After the Atrocity, was proposed, my first thought was that I have done a few similar articles recently, but then I considered my involvement in the responses to a number of atrocities and the issues they had in common. Firstly, exercises and training are rarely accurate. That is not because they are not developed from real experience, or that they are not done with the best of … [Read more...]

Houston: We Have A Problem!

The recent film Hidden Figures tells the story of the impact three African-American women had on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space program in the 1950s and 60s. The movie highlights the struggle these women experienced working in a male-dominated industry. Fast forward to 2017 and women are still vastly underrepresented in the science and technology industries. I recently met a young woman … [Read more...]

Health Preparedness And Australian Counterterrorism Strategy

Killings carried out by terrorists are becoming worse and more gruesome to achieve the shock factor. While there is no suggestion of any new specific terrorist threat to Australia, the Australian Government is looking again at security for public events following last year’s Bastille Day attack to make sure that all necessary arrangements are in place. The Nice attack, where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel ploughed a truck … [Read more...]

Hikvision and Cisco Hold Joint Meeting on Cybersecurity Collaboration in Hangzhou

Cisco recognizes Hikvision’s dedication to safe R&D management Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, together with Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT and networking, held a joint meeting on cybersecurity collaboration on April 26, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. This meeting marked the successful completion of the first phase of a collaboration that began in … [Read more...]