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Join Noggin at the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit: An event to help ensure operational continuity of venues, events, and facilities

Posted by The Brain on Mar 21, 2019 4:50:04 AM


We’re just days out from the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit, set to be held this March 26 and 27 in Melbourne. The event brings leading security professionals together to discuss how the implementation of effective and practical strategies of prevention, preparation, response, and recovery helps ensure operational continuity and sustainability. And the best part is Noggin will be there, with an exhibitor’s table right in the thick of things.

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Topics: Public Safety, Security Management, Conferences & Events

Spotlight on Boeing’s 737 Max Aircraft: What you need to know about the ongoing crisis

Posted by The Brain on Mar 20, 2019 8:21:26 AM


By now, most know at least the outlines of the story. In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 670 crashed into the Java Sea on a domestic route from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang in Indonesia. All 189 passengers and crew on board were killed. Weeks later, engine failure forced a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight to make an emergency landing in Iran. And more recently, on March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed just minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on its way to Nairobi, Kenya. As in the case of the Lion Air crash, all 150-plus passengers and crew on board perished. The common factor between the seemingly isolated incidents? The aircraft in all three flights belonged to a relatively new line of planes: the Boeing 737 Max 8.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Incident Management, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Plans, Crisis Planning

Key Service Challenges Utilities Face when Managing Customer Outages

Posted by The Brain on Mar 15, 2019 2:04:27 AM


For utilities, whether incumbents or newcomers, the ground is shifting – shifting fast. Customer engagement is at an all-time high, owing to a combination of factors: new technology, shifts in public policy, and just, pure economics. 

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Topics: Utilities

ISO 45001: What’s new?

Posted by The Brain on Mar 7, 2019 4:00:00 AM


We’ve all been following major shifts in occupational health and safety. And perhaps, no one recent change has been bigger than the introduction of ISO 45001. The new ISO standard supplants OHSAS 18001 to give organizations of any size and in any market a systematic, integrated way to manage work safety risk.

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Topics: Work Health Safety

Challenges to effective business continuity planning

Posted by The Brain on Mar 7, 2019 2:00:00 AM


Year after year, the likelihood of a business-destroying critical event only seems to increase. Yet somehow, business continuity planning–the collection of resources, actions, procedures, and information, designed to prepare organizations to maintain essential functions in the event of a disaster or other major disruption–hasn’t made it to the top rung of C-suite priorities. 

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Topics: Business Continuity

How Security Operations Centers Can Help Mitigate Physical Security Risk

Posted by The Brain on Mar 6, 2019 5:16:17 AM


Physical security incidents cause staggering levels of material damage and cost organizations big bucks. In the construction industry, for example, businesses lose between $300 million and $1 billion every year due to the theft of equipment and other high-value materials, according to data from the U.S. National Insurance Crime Bureau. 

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Topics: Security Management

Managing Major-event Duty of Care

Posted by The Brain on Mar 1, 2019 5:23:44 AM


Managing major events is difficult – it’s not for nothing that Olympic host cities have over five years to prepare for the next Games (incidentally, Los Angeles will have eleven to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympics). For one, the level of risk they create is enormous, and not just security risk. 

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Topics: Public Safety

Noggin at Work: The case of the LINX Group

Posted by The Brain on Feb 27, 2019 4:33:48 AM


The LINX Group is a pretty big deal in the logistics infrastructure and solutions space. How couldn’t it be? Built on more than a century’s worth of ports and logistics experience, the company brings together the skills and expertise of four market-leading operations. As a result, it boasts customers across a wide array of industries.

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Topics: Ports, Incident Management, Work Health Safety

ISO 22301: What you need to know about the international business continuity management standard

Posted by The Brain on Feb 20, 2019 8:15:07 AM


Business continuity management (BCM) has been around for some time now, roughly since the 1970s, according to most accounts. Back then, the field was a mere offshoot of crisis management. But now its scope has narrowed substantially to a holistic management process for identifying potential threats to an organization and the operational impacts those threats pose.

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Topics: Business Continuity

Explaining the Ministerial Last Powers Rules in the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

Posted by The Brain on Feb 13, 2019 8:50:17 AM


In March 2018, the Australian Parliament passed the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act. As you probably know, the Act majorly ramps up state scrutiny of so-called critical infrastructure assets (ports, as well as electricity, gas, and water entities), by attempting to improve cooperation and collaboration between government bodies and the owners and operators of those assets. To do so, the Act compels asset operators and owners to relay detailed operational information (as well as relevant updates) to a government authority.

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Topics: Security Management

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