December 2020 – January 2021

New Zealand Security Magazine

New Zealand Security Magazine
NZSM's December-January issue - our Women in Security Awards Aotearoa special edition.

Welcome to the December 2020/January 2021 issue of New Zealand Security Magazine!

In this issue we focus on the issues of security training and retail security, and we profile the winners of the Women in Security Awards Aotearoa!

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Independent security consultant and seasoned trainer Lincoln Potter PSP looks back over 2020 as a year of significant progress for industry training. Lincoln highlights Hard Target’s award winning online training initiative, the NZSA-MSD partnered virtual reality training platform, and the great work being done by the NZSA SIG for Training and Professional Development as stand outs.

NZSM is delighted to be able to profile the winners of the inaugural Women in Security Awards Aotearoa. This is a fantastic initiative that promotes excellence within an under-represented group within security. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for your contribution to our sector!

We’re also delighted to be giving away two signed copies of Ron McQuilter’s just-published book Busted! Stories from New Zealand’s Leading Private Investigator! See inside for all the details.

In his return to NZSM, David Withers APP writes that with the new Privacy Act becoming law on 01 December, it’s a good time to also consider whether your organisation is compliant with overseas privacy regulations. Information security specialist Steve Honiss explores the spike in state-sponsored cyberattacks linked to COVID-19.

In retail security, Sara Mosqueda writes that the acceleration of multi-channel retail in the wake of COVID-19 is disproving that assumption eCommerce is good for loss prevention. 

Continuing with the theme of training, we feature Part Three of our focus on the NZSA-published Good Practice Guidelines, this time with a focus on guidelines for training. We also feature reports from the Chair and CEO from the NZSA Annual Report and the final update for the year from the NZSA’s Training Special Interest Group.

Also in this issue, our sponsors and partners deliver their latest security solution news. It’s only through these organisations that NZSM is able to continue to publish news and analysis for the security sector and to shine a light on topics and developments of professional interest. A big thank you to them for continuing to support us during what has been a challenging year.

There’s plenty more in this December-January issue of NZSM! To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the news and analysis we publish, subscribe to our email newsletters via our website, and follow us on LinkedIn via the icon on this page. 

As always, feel free to get in touch to find out about how your business can benefit by being part of New Zealand’s premier security and risk management industry publication in 2021. And, if you’ve got something to write about, we’d like to hear from you!

Nicholas Dynon, Auckland