Data breach
Cyber Security

Data Breaches: An Australasian perspective

In the first in series of articles, David Withers APP, Consultant at Planit Software Testing, considers recent data breaches from an Australasian perspective and the role of two factor authentication. The recently published Jefferies Identity Theft […]

World Health Organisation
Features

Essential security workers face PPE shortage

Amid PPE shortage, WorkSafe reiterates employer responsibility for worker safety and New Zealand Security Association looks for alternative mask, glove and sanitiser supply lines. In recently updated Covid-19 information on its website, WorkSafe acknowledges that […]

Private security services
Features

Security deemed essential

In accordance with decisions made by the New Zealand Cabinet today,  a 1pm update to the government’s www.covid19.govt.nz website now lists all private security services as essential. According to the update, “security is considered an […]

Civil Defence

State of National Emergency declared

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has declared a State of National Emergency across New Zealand as the Government amplifies efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “Today we put in place our country’s second ever State […]

Private security services
Features

COVID-19: Is private security an essential service?

As New Zealand goes into COVID-19 lockdown, there remains ambiguity over whether or not licensed private security providers are included within the government list of ‘essential services’, writes Nicholas Dynon. [Please note that since this […]

Jason Semple
Defence

LEGEAR gearing up for Auckland launch

Line of Defence talks with Jason Semple, LEGEAR Division Manager at Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) about the imminent launch of LEGEAR’s new Auckland outlet and how equipping first responders with the right gear can save […]

Jennie Vickers
Defence

A long game, but a rewarding one

New Zealand Defence Industry CEO Jennie Vickers chatted informally at the ASIS New Zealand Chapter Women in Security event about the Defence Industry, the challenges of supplying Defence, and the potential rewards. The New Zealand […]

Frank Olsson
Defence

The importance of culture and community alignment

Frank Olsson, former international banking leader and current NZ Europe Business Council President and Auckland-based Swedish Honorary Consul, writes that when you create real value for real people profitability follows. I recently wrote a book called Learning […]

Babcock NZ
Defence

Babcock NZ picks up HF radio contract

As Babcock celebrates HF comms win, Defence looks to replace fire and airfield response appliances, and upgrades to HMNZS Canterbury and OPVs’ external communications systems have gone to market. Defence Minister Ron Mark announced on […]

RNZAF
Defence

New challenges emerge with coronavirus

With Whangaparoa facility featuring in New Zealand’s COVID-19 response, Opposition defence spokesperson Hon Mark Mitchell argues that now is a good time for the government to be investing in a modern defence estate. As a […]