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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…

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COVID-19, Security and the F-word

Will your security risk management support you during the next pandemic? With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions many organisations are preparing to welcome back their personnel and to resume business…

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Australian Standard AS 4485 Parts 1 and 2 – ‘Security for healthcare facilities’ draft is open for public comment.

The public comment period for the draft AS 4485 ‘Security for Healthcare Facilities’ – Part 1 ‘General’ and Part 2 ‘Procedures Guide’ closes 19 June 2020. The original Standard was…

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Physical protective security controls for buildings – Handbook

  The draft Australian Standards Handbook HB:188 ‘Physical protective security controls for buildings’ closes for public comment 5 May 2020. The Handbook by Standards Australia (SA) provides guidance to building…

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Security of Victorian Government Buildings: Lessons for Others

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) published an independent assurance report to the Victorian Parliament regarding physical security of government facilities and accommodation (2019). The audit focused on physical security as…