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New Terrorist Risk Management Handbook

Standards Australia has published Handbook HB 188:2021 ‘Physical Protective Security Controls for Buildings’.   The intention of the Handbook is the reduction of physical damage potential to buildings from deliberate…

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Current Threat Assessment for the USA: Australia Should Listen

The Secretary of the (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the curren heightened threat environment across the United States.   The…

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Latest Annual Cyber Threat Report From Australian Government

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released its annual Cyber Threat Report for 2020-21. The report made it clear that no sector of the Australian economy was immune from…

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The unfolding Afghanistan situation: International security impacts

The unfolding situation in Afghanistan is extremely sad, highly volatile and extraordinarily dangerous to the citizens in that country. Our thoughts are with the innocent citizens and the people who…

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International Security Officers’ Day – 24 July

Terrorism and the pandemic have very much highlighted the important and often risky work that security officers perform around the clock. Internationally security officers have sadly suffered injuries, health issues…

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New Australian Standard – Security for Healthcare Facilities

The recently published Australian Standard AS 4485: 2021 ‘Security for healthcare facilities’ is now available. This (revised) Standard should be the ‘go to’ for anyone responsible for, or involved in,…

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New British Security Publication – Commercially Operated Vehicles

The British Standards Institution (BSI) recently published – PAS 2900:2021 ‘Commercially Operated Vehicles – Framework for Mitigating Security Risks from Malicious Use – Specification’ (May 2021). This publication has strong…

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Australia’s Terrorist Threat Forecast for 2021

The Director-General of ASIO, Mr Mike Burgess presented ASIO’s terrorism outlook for Australia before the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (March 2021) “We have credible intelligence that individuals and small…

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The Festive Season and Security Risks – Aspects of the Same Virus

As Australia transitions out of the COVID-19 crisis and into and through the festive season, it is evident that many organisations have yet to accept the changing threat context. Crisis…

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How Could This Happen? An Alarming Question.

This is a common question that we are typically asked when engaged as independent experts by insurance companies when a claim is being assessed and by insurance lawyers for cases…

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Another Risk Warning – Home Based Video Systems

For many years we have assessed the security vulnerabilities of security systems and in more recent years with the demand for home based video surveillance, we have been concerned about…

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COVID-19: Masking a Security Problem – (Updated) – Research Report

We are all familiar with the security sign at the entry to buildings that clearly states that the removal of helmets is a condition of entry. Primary reasons for the…