Category: Asia Pacific Security

3VR Hires Security Veteran Douglas Florence as Western Sales Director

3VR Hires Security Veteran Douglas Florence as Western Sales Director

3VR has announced Douglas Florence joined the company as Senior Sales Director for the western United States and Asia Pacific. Board-certified in security management, Florence brings deep experience in security, surveillance, business continuity planning, and investigation operations in gaming, retail, and corporate security. “In today’s evolving business environment, surveillance directors are tasked with creating a […]

Islamic State Seeks to Increase Manpower – by Shifting Narrative on Womens Role in Jihad, IHS Markit Says

Islamic State Seeks to Increase Manpower – by Shifting Narrative on Womens Role in Jihad, IHS Markit Says

Dwindling pool of male militants leads the group to seek out untapped resource: female fighters The Islamic State is urging women to become actively engaged in its battles, in a significant ideological move that highlights the groups bid to increase its manpower, according to new analysis has released from Conflict Monitor by IHS Markit. Facing […]

Infrastructure Resilience: Terrorism and the built environment

Infrastructure Resilience: Terrorism and the built environment

The increasing global terrorism threat presents new challenges and concerns for governments, the private sector and communities alike. There are risk-based measures that the public and private sectors should be adopting – particularly in Australia – to address the increased threat environment. Australia and the rising threat of terrorism There is no doubt the global […]

India regains it's privacy

India regains it’s privacy

In a sharp rebuke to the Indian government, a nine-judge Constitutional bench of the country’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that privacy is a fundamental right as it is intrinsic to the right to life and personal liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution. By this pathbreaking verdict, the apex court bolstered efforts by citizens […]

APSM Sep/Oct – Editor’s Desk

APSM Sep/Oct – Editor’s Desk

“We express our deep concern at test of a “thermonuclear explosive device for an intercontinental ballistic missile” announced by the DPRK on September 3….We cannot but regret the fact the DPRK leadership is creating grave threats to peace and security on the Korean Peninsular and the whole region by its actions” – Statement of the […]

North Korea conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test yet – analysis

North Korea conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test yet – analysis

Gabriel Dominguez, Asia Editor at Jane’s Defence Weekly, IHS Markit North Korea carried out on 3 September what it claimed was a successful underground test of a hydrogen bomb designed to be mounted on its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The country’s sixth and largest nuclear test thus far was carried out “to examine and confirm […]

Access Rights Management for the Financial Services Sector

Access Rights Management for the Financial Services Sector

NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Draft Special Publication 1800-9: “Access Rights Management for the Financial Services Sector” What’s the guide about? Today’s threat landscape has created ever-increasing challenges for financial services companies as they work to protect important financial assets and customer data. Financial services companies are under a high and sustained level of attack, in […]

Naval Group Australia opens Future Submarine Office in Adelaide

Naval Group Australia opens Future Submarine Office in Adelaide

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has opened Naval Group Australia’s new Future Submarine Program Office in Adelaide. Minister Pyne said the establishment of Naval Group’s Adelaide headquarters demonstrates the group’s commitment to maximising Australian industry involvement in this historic program. “The opening of Naval Group Australia’s new Adelaide office supports the […]

Analysis: North Korea’s latest missile launch, over Japan

Analysis: North Korea’s latest missile launch, over Japan

Paul Burton, Director at Jane’s by IHS Markit The timing of the test shows that the North Korean regime has an acute sense of how to cause maximum impact with its accelerated missile testing program. In firing what is believed to be a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) over the northern islands of Japan, Pyongyang […]

Industry collaboration disrupted WireX botnet, global DDoS attack

Industry collaboration disrupted WireX botnet, global DDoS attack

On the 29th of August, researchers from Akamai, Cloudflare, Flashpoint and RiskIQ, published a joint breaking news blog about the WireX botnet, and how this was used as a volumetric DDoS attack against multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) and content providers on August 17th 2017. The botnet comprises primarily of Android devices running malicious applications […]