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What Should Security Teams Know About ISO 27001

Posted by The Brain on Oct 27, 2020 2:24:49 PM

What’s the value of international standards in the age of COVID-19? Well, in the case of information management system standard, ISO/IEC 27001, the standard prescribes baselines for securing information assets. If you haven’t noticed, those information assets are increasingly under threat with the sharp rise of cyber attacks.

So, what should Security teams know about the best-practice standard?

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Topics: Security Management, Security Newsletter

Unpacking the Role of the Security Operations Centre (SOC)

Posted by The Brain on Sep 22, 2020 3:53:04 PM

Buildings, sites, plants and equipment, materials, and other physical assets remain some of the easiest targets for malicious actors. And when surveyed, security professionals usually despair of their organisation’s inability to protect them.

Why’s that? Under-investment in physical security management has left these larger, (usually) older assets dangerously vulnerable to compromise. What can be done? Well, Security Operations Centres (SOCs) give organisations a chance to improve their operational security posture and better secure people and property. 

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Topics: Security Management, Security Newsletter

What the Hotel Quarantine Incident Reveals about Physical Security Management in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by The Brain on Aug 25, 2020 2:57:58 PM

It’s obvious that COVID-19 has shifted the focus of physical security management. Guards, formerly responsible for managing physical threats to people and assets, are now being asked to step into a safety protection and promotion role.

How are they faring? Well, the recent hotel quarantine incident in the Australian state of Victoria suggests that the transition hasn’t been seamless. What could help improve the quality of physical security management in the age of COVID-19?         

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Topics: Security Management, Security Newsletter

Discussing the Business Continuity Implications of the Australian Cyber Attacks with Noggin CTO Owen Prime

Posted by The Brain on Jul 16, 2020 9:11:43 AM


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The near-unprecedented wave of cyberattacks on corporate and governmental systems has been an underreported story coming out of the COVID-19 crisis, with alarming business continuity implications for organisations still battling the fallout from the pandemic.

Already in March of this year, online threats had risen by as much as six times their February levels. Hacking and phishing attempts alone were up 37 percent month on month.

The surge would only accelerate. By June, reporting would find a staggering 400 percent increase in cyberattacks.

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Topics: Government, Business Continuity, Security Management

Mobile-Optimize Your Security Software for the COVID-19 Era

Posted by The Brain on Jun 23, 2020 3:42:52 PM

Even before the COVID-19 crisis struck, the consensus was that protective security technologies still had a long way to go to ensure maximal security, in a timely manner, for people and physical assets.

The reason? Hardware-intensive physical security management equipment had proven unable to keep up with the physical security threat as it had evolved.

Now, that threat is even more mobile, rendering traditional equipment even less effective. Why?

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Topics: Security Management, Security Newsletter

Noggin 2.0 Now Hosted in the AWS Canada (Central) Region, Ensuring Data Sovereignty for Canadian Customers

Posted by James BW on May 29, 2020 1:00:01 PM

We’re proud to announce that our Noggin 2.0 integrated safety and security platform is now available in the AWS Canada Region, in addition to other generally available Noggin 2.0 zones around the world. Launched in December 2016, the Canada Region enables AWS customers in Canada to store data locally and address regional data compliance requirements.

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Topics: Security Management

What are the Physical Security Controls in ISO 27001?

Posted by The Brain on May 25, 2020 11:49:16 AM

For many organizations, COVID-19 has meant a halt to on-premise operations and the introduction of broad work-from-home policies.

Sure, that pivot has been key to business survival. But it does carry serious risk, including a greater opportunity for physical security incidents from less oversight. How to mitigate that risk with a remote, fragmented staff? Best-practice security standard, ISO 27001 offers some clues.

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Topics: Security Management, Security Newsletter

Noggin Bolsters Security Credentials with Global ISO/IEC 27001 Certification

Posted by James BW on May 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM

On the heels of a successful audit of its Noggin 2.0 platform under the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), the integrated safety and security management technology provider passes another stringent security audit, designed to protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information.

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Topics: Security Management, Noggin Newsroom

Identifying a Place of Mass Gathering Is Crucial to Securing It

Posted by The Brain on Mar 18, 2020 3:56:52 AM


Why’s a place of mass gathering so difficult to pin down, even for owners and operators? The answer is more complex than you’d think. For one, place of mass gathering is a risk designation, extrinsic to the core function of the venue. Qualifying a venue as a place of mass gathering is its (high) potential to inspire terrorist attacks, which it becomes by concentrating large numbers of people.

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Topics: Security Management, Safety Management, Integrated Safety and Security

Noggin Ready to Handle IRAP Protected Classification in National Incident & Case Management Response

Posted by James BW on Jan 20, 2020 1:30:00 PM

IRAP enables Australian government agencies and bodies to store and run highly sensitive data at the Protected security level.


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Topics: Risk Management, Emergency Management, Government, Public Safety, Incident Management, Compliance, Security Management, Safety Management

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