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How to Prevent ‘Active Assailant’ Situations or Stop the ‘Active Assailant’ Utilizing Emerging Technology?

Prevent Active Assailant Situations

Welcome to the final article for the year 2018 in the ‘Looking to the Future’ series where I discuss emerging technologies with experts from across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback from you to continuously learn and improve.

Whilst there is a broad range of literature on the “Run–Hide-Fight” response to an Active Assailant situation, the theme of this article is “Emerging technologies that can prevent or stop Active Assailants”.

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Security and Social Media

Security and Social Media

Welcome to another article in the ‘Looking to the Future’ series where I discuss emerging technologies with experts from across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback from you to continuously learn and improve.

In this article, I welcome back Scott Taylor COO of Southern Cross Group, as we explore the various aspects of security from a cyber and physical perspective.

The theme of this article is Security & Social media. Thank you, Scott and let’s begin.

It’s no secret that social media has become a major risk and concern for businesses everywhere. According to a survey by the University of Canberra, Social media is the least trusted industry on privacy and security in Australia. In fact, 61% of respondents nominated the social media industry as having the worst security and privacy practices. That said, the social media security problem isn’t unique to Australia instead it affects people and businesses across the globe.

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How to Keep Your Data Secure on the Cloud

Cloud Data Security

What is “the cloud”? No, it is not the fluffy white thing up in the sky, and it is not a physical object either. The cloud refers to the sharing of resources, software and information, allowing information to be stored on virtual servers and accessible via the internet. These servers are designed to manage data, run applications and deliver content or a service. Examples of cloud services include Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Netflix, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. The advantage of using a cloud service is that you can access and edit information on your device anywhere in the world since it is not stored on your hard drive. Although most cloud storage systems encode each user’s data with a specific encryption key, cloud data security has been an increasing concern. Here are some cyber security tips on how to keep your data safe on the cloud.

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Looking into the Future of Security

Looking into the future of Security

Welcome to the first in a series of articles themed ‘Looking to the Future’ where I explore the challenges and opportunities that emerging technologies are driving across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback and to continuously learn and improve from you.

This article, co-authored with industry expert Scott Taylor COO of Southern Cross Group, explores the various aspects of security from a cyber and physical perspective. Thank you Scott and let’s begin.

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Top 7 Halloween Security Tips

In a few hours the streets will be filled with screaming children, fun costumes and candy wrappers; not to mention the fact that your doorbell will be getting some use. Halloween can be a fun, sugar-filled night with the family but there are certain measures you should take to make sure it’s just that.

1.Be aware of potential dangers
Being aware of potential dangers is the best thing you can do to keep both you and your family safe. Make sure you know where those in your care are, be aware of your surroundings and the level of traffic and pedestrian activity.

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Safety Moments with Southern Cross Group

“A moment is all it takes…” On 23 October 2018 SCG Head Office conducted site visits to check in on their hard-working security officers.

Southern Cross Group Staff, Security and Manager

As October is National Safe Work Month and Mental Health Month, we facilitated discussions with our Security Officers regarding Safe Work Practices and maintaining mental health and well-being. We were happy to hear that our Security Officers were a tight-knit group who looked after one another both inside and outside of working capacities

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Is Technology a Threat or an Advantage to Security Guards?

Technology progresses every single day and with regards to security, the technology changes affect both the attacker and the defender. New devices, newly tailored software and even robots are being utilized to help perform tasks in our daily routines. It’s all about efficiency and quality. Security is no exception when referring to technological change and its benefits to delivering exceptional results. Particle and temperature sensing robots with live CCTV connection, facial recognition and identifying repeat offenders and Drones overseeing crowd density at events are all great examples of effective use of new technology to mitigate security risks. Security guards should be ahead of technological trends to maximize people’s safety and wellbeing.

Should security guards use technology at work or continue doing with current methods? As we are in a constantly changing society, it can be a battle to try and keep up with technological trends. But if we want to be a leader in the industry and remain relevant, we must embrace these technological changes.

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Scott Taylor - COO, Southern Cross Group

Did you know that 1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. Today is the World Mental Health Day and we promise to raise awareness about mental health within Southern Cross Group(SCG) and beyond. Join Mental Health Australia & Southern Cross Group and make a promise to help shed a more positive light on mental health. Share your promise below.

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Uncover Truth, Spot Lies & Read Emotions Workshop

Training Workshop - Elly Johnson

Have you ever wanted to have better skills to uncover the truth, spot lies and read what people are feeling?

This three-hour intensive workshop is presented by former Police Officer Elly Johnson, leading authority on truth, trust & deception. She will reveal how organisations can reduce the risks associated with harmful deception, fraudulent behaviour & hidden truth.

You will discover why it is important to boost your ability to become a ‘truth-attractor’ reducing the number of lies and making them easier to spot.

DATE: TUESDAY ,  23 OCTOBER   2018
TIME: 9 AM – 12 PM
LOCATION:   CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB

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Founded in Sydney in 2005, Southern Cross Group is one of the few remaining, wholly owned Australian services company with a focus on delivering Facility and Technology solutions. Working in partnership with our clients, Southern Cross Group provide a consultative approach to truly understand our clients’ needs. We deliver comprehensive integrated services to over 800 client sites across Australia. We provide a wealth of experience and solutions in complex environments, ranging from retail, commercial/corporate, infrastructure, government, health, industrial, manufacturing, events and entertainment. Southern Cross Group – where facility and technology solutions merge to deliver peak efficiency.
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