April-May 2021

New Zealand Security Magazine - Digital Edition

NZSM April 2021

Welcome to the April-May issue of New Zealand Security Magazine!

In this issue we continue our focus on Women in Security and we feature several stories focused on cyber security. We’re proud that this issue sees us (finally) get our act together and eschew our typically male-heavy line-up in favour of no less than eight female contributing authors.

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NZSM journalist Joanna Mathers profiles Ngaire Kelaher PSP CPP, the first ever female chair of ASIS International’s New Zealand Chapter, and how she is showing other women the opportunities our industry can offer.

In its fourth year, last month’s ASIS NZ Chapter’s Women in Security event showcased four exceptional speakers, and – for the first time ever – we’ve convinced Ngaire to write for us about it! Check out her inaugural article inside.

As part of our Women in Security event coverage, we feature articles from speakers Darya Kokovikhina, Melonie Cole and Vanessa Leite CISSP CCSP.

Darya writes about the many great women who changed the tech world, Melonie writes about putting people at the centre of security, and Vanessa talks security by design, arguing that the costs of adding security as an ‘afterthought’ far outweigh those associated with baking it in from the start.

Rounding off our Women in Security coverage is Ankita Dhakar, who threw caution to the wind and founded cyber security company Security Lit amidst a global pandemic in Hamilton.

In this issue, we’re delighted to catch up with Brad Small, Gallagher’s Regional Manager, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, who speaks with NZSM about addressing New Zealand’s security skills shortage. It’s an issue, he says, we need to own both collectively and as employers.

I take a look at a recent PSPLA decision that clarifies what the ‘private’ in ‘private investigator’ means, and concludes that employment investigators are required to be PSPLA licensed but that lawyers are not, and we cover recent engagement between NZ Police and the NZSA around Protecting our Crowded Places from AttackNew Zealand’s Strategy, and the establishment of an NZSA Crowded Places Security Special Interest Group.

Some great updates on solutions as well, including the ASSA ABLOY eCLIQ electronic keying system, Gallagher SMB app, Hikvision AX PRO comprehensive wireless alarm solution, some excellent product selection tips from Hills, and we get the inside story on Aotea Security’s inaugural Auckland Security Risk Management Seminar!

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Nicholas Dynon, Auckland.