Tag: national security

Defence & Security

Examining Australia’s border protection strategy

In the lead up to National Security Summit 2016 we interviewed Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary, Michael Pezzullo, who shed light on the department's most pressing concerns and current strategy. What are the key operational challenges you are currently facing? Escalating volumes of people and goods are moving across international borders, borne from increasing…

19 Jul 2016, by test test

Defence & Security

Counter-terrorism efforts open door to privacy breaches

Controversial data retention laws were recently passed in March this year amidst privacy abuse concerns. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 forces telecommunications companies and internet service providers (ISPs) to hold clients' metadata for two years. Although this Bill was passed on the grounds of terrorism and serious crime prevention, access…

13 May 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

The threat of ISIS: Is Australia doing enough?

The emergence of ISIS and the introduction of new national security and anti-terror legislation continues to place a spotlight on Australia's borders, assets and information. Dr Rohan Gunaratna, Global Threat Environment Specialist and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, warned that governments need to be prepared to tackle…

15 Apr 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

Security experts say governments need to be prepared to tackle new levels of threat

Dr Rohan Gunaratna, Global Threat Environment Specialist and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, says, "Homeland security spending will continue to grow because there is a new global threat landscape that is emerging with the rise of ISIS. "So governments worldwide will have to invest…

12 Mar 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

Business continuity planning in today’s risk environment

Around the world, the need to plan for business continuity only continues to grow. How would you react if your Intranet went down or you were unable to make a mobile call in the event of a disaster? When “it hits the fan”, risk assessment and security are core elements of this plan. Rinske Geerlings…

19 May 2014, by test test