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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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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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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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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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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…

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Code of Practice for Mobile Security Patrols

Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) has published a Code of Practice for Mobile Security Patrols. The Code was effective 1 January 2020 for ASIAL members. The objectives of the…

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Draft Australian Standards – Video Surveillance

Standards Australia have published the current Draft Standards open to public comment.  Within this group of Standards, there are Draft parts of Australian and New Zealand Standard AS/NZS IEC 62676…