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The Case for Unifying Security, Crisis, and Business Continuity Management

Posted by The Brain on May 2, 2019 12:56:20 AM


Take a look at the figures. Eighteen percent of all violent crimes occur in the workplace. Victim deaths are especially high in retail.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Security Management, Crisis Planning

What are the Challenges in Building and Operating a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

Posted by The Brain on Apr 19, 2019 3:45:35 AM


Security operations centers offer some pretty clear business benefits: improved situational awareness and visibility, reduced long-term security costs, and less operational security siloing. But despite the manifold benefits, SOC adoption isn’t universal. Far from it: in fact, according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey, 2017-2018, just half (or so) of all surveyed organizations have an SOC. What’s going on with the rest?

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Topics: Security Management

What We Learned at the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit

Posted by The Brain on Apr 12, 2019 6:54:02 AM


The ever-increasing threat level at major events puts even more pressure on organizers to ensure event security. To learn what some of the leading security professionals are doing to combat the growing threat, we recently attended the 3rd Venue Security & Safety Summit, which tackled key themes like planning and preparing for the unexpected, preventing and protecting against internal and external threats, designing and applying real-time response procedures, as well as building risk management into business continuity and disaster recovery.

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Topics: Security Management, Conferences & Events

Major-Event Emergency Action Planning: What you need to know

Posted by The Brain on Apr 3, 2019 3:02:23 AM


From profits to press to badly-need infrastructure projects, major events can bring any number of lasting benefits to organizers and host sites. Conversely, the risks of running a major event are acute and variegated. So too are the penalties for botching it: public opprobrium, reputational damage, possibly even legal challenge and regulatory blowback. For organizers, effective all-hazards planning is the only solution to help mitigate topline risk and keep attendees safe. But with so many variables involved in major-event management, it’s easy to ask, how to get started?

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Topics: Emergency Management, Public Safety, Security Management

After the Christchurch Shootings: A resource for protecting houses of worship

Posted by The Brain on Mar 28, 2019 3:43:59 AM


By now, we know the grizzly details of the March 15 terror attacks at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, the deadliest mass shooting incident in New Zealand history. All told, fifty people were killed, and scores injured at the hands of a self-described white supremacist.

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Topics: Crisis Management, Public Safety, Security Management, Critical Issues Management, Crisis Plans

Noggin Breakfast Seminars Come to Brisbane, Perth, and Wellington

Posted by The Brain on Mar 27, 2019 3:43:24 AM


A run-through of what happened

How prepared are organizations to tackle critical issues and major crises? That’s the question we at Noggin and our partner Deloitte have been posing to invited guests in our inaugural series of breakfast seminars, exploring the theme of overconfidence and crisis preparedness.

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Topics: Emergency Management, Crisis Management, Incident Management, Security Management, Conferences & Events

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

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

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

Genesis of the Australian Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

Posted by The Brain on Jan 16, 2019 8:35:50 AM


Factors driving the push for critical infrastructure security reform in Australia

2018’s Security of Critical Infrastructure Act didn’t come out of a policy bubble. The fact is we live in a globalized world; cross-border trade is the norm. The benefits of high levels of integration to comparatively open economies like Australia have been obvious for some time now, specifically in the realm of foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Topics: Security Management

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