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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

New Challenges in Physical Security in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by The Brain on Jul 21, 2020 2:36:25 PM


Oh, how things have changed. Mere months ago, protective security entailed managing all physical security incidents, threats, and operations – reducing risks to keep people and physical assets safe.

Now, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, organisations have had to redefine the mission of their physical security teams in an effort to ensure that employees and customers avoid likely health threats, specifically community spread of COVID-19. 

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Topics: Integrated Safety and Security, Security Newsletter

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

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


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