ISRM Global Journal 2022

Security: Past, Present & Future

“The ISRM Journal has grown from its original ANZ perspective to become one with a genuinely global reach and perspective. It is my hope that this journal will not only come to be seen as a repository of the writing by some of the world’s leading authorities on the whole range of issues that they are involved in, but will inspire the next generation to take up the torch and to carry forwards the legacy that previous generations of academics, practitioners and policy makers have left.

My thanks, on behalf of everyone who is reading this, to the team who have put this edition of the ISRM International Journal together; and my thanks as well, to you the reader, for your continued commitment to making the world a safer and better place.”


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Journal Authors

DR GAV SCHNEIDERCEO, Risk 2 Solution Group
Dr Gavriel (Gav) Schneider is the creator of the concept of Presilience® and an acknowledged leader in the fields of security and risk management. He is a well-known leader in human based risk management and the psychology of risk and is a serial entrepreneur and has been running his own businesses since 2001. He is one of the very few to make the IFSEC Global Influencers in Security Thought Leadership – top twenty list for 3 consecutive years 2019, 2020 & 2021 as well as being awarded the risk consultant of the year 2019 (RMIA).

He has conducted business in over 17 countries and provided a wide range of services for a very diverse client base ranging from heads of state to school teachers. He is a leading academic and subject matter expert in his field and is a much-sought after International speaker. He has trained thousands of people in his own right and to date, his companies have trained in excess of 150,000 people in numerous countries.

He has also authored two books including the highly acclaimed “Can I See your Hands – A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Security” and is a lifelong martial artist with master grades in several systems. Dr Gav serves as the Group CEO for the Risk 2 Solution Group and is the ISRM ANZ regional Chair.

LISA YOUNGVP, Cyber Risk Engineering, Axio
Lisa Young, CISA, CISM, CISSP, is an operational risk and security metrics professional with a passion for solving problems with data. She is a prominent cybersecurity veteran, having worked in government, military, industry, and academia. Lisa is currently on sabbatical from her role Vice President of Cyber Risk Engineering at Axio Global, Inc., an integrated risk management software company. Since 2021 she has been part of a multi-disciplinary team as a senior risk advisor on the COVID task force at DHS CISA.

She holds a Master of Public Policy with a cybersecurity concentration from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Business Administration from University of South Florida.

Her superpower is preparing security teams to protect and defend their organizations from cyber criminals, respond to crises, and recover when something bad happens.

MATTHEW PORCELLIChair, New York Chapter, Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Matthew Porcelli, MSc, CPP, F ISRM, MSyI is a private Security Manager with 15 years of experience in the criminal justice and private security sector working with clients from international airlines to corporate global headquarters, and alongside municipal, state and federal law enforcement partners. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), holds a Master’s degree in Adminisration of Justice and Security, holds a Level 6 Diploma in Strategic Risk and Crisis Management, and 2019 graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy. Matthew is a globally recognised volunteer thought leader, safety and security management specialist, author, and presenter at many international conferences, virtual presentations, and has featured in many global security periodicals. Porcelli also is a Fellow of The Institute of Risk Management, serving as Chair of the New York Chapter, Community Vice President with ASIS International, and Overseas Member of The Security Institute.
KEN SMITHMember, Houston Chapter, Institute of Strategic Risk Management
Ken is a passionate and initiative-taking security and risk mitigation professional with over 25 years of international experience in the corporate security sector and military. Ken is valued for his expertise in providing strategic risk guidance and developing and implementing comprehensive security programs in high-risk geographies. Ken is a genuine advocate for professional diversity and inclusion within the security sector while focusing on delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for clients and stakeholders. Ken earned a Master’s (MSc) Degree (Merit) in Security, Conflict and International Development from the University of Leicester, UK. In addition Ken has an Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies (Level 7) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Ken is the holder of two level 5 ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) awards in Corporate Risk and Crisis Management and Strategic Planning and Management of Major Events. Ken is an active member of the ASIS Houston Chapter and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification holder. Ken is a member and the inaugural Houston Chapter Chair of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM).
DARLENE FAWCETTManager of Business Resilience, Jacobs
Darlene is the Manager, Business Resilience for Jacobs, a $13 billion global professional services providing full spectrum of services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. In her role, Darlene leads the global Business resilience program for Emergency Management, Crisis Management and Business Continuity. In this role, se works closely with key stakeholders to build a more resilient and sustainable business. Prior to Jacobs, Darlene was the Houston Security Manager for Baker Hughes Incorporated, a global oilfield services company. Darlene earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, Administration degree from the University of Houston Downtown. Darlene is a member of ASIS International, ASIS CSO Center Roundtable, Associate Member with the Business Continuity Institute and is currently the ASIS Houston Chapter Women in Security Committee Chair.
BRETT DOBBIEAssociate of the Australian Risk Policy Institute
Brett Dobbie has over 20 years of operational and strategic risk experience, specialising in security risk management and motivated by doing things ‘differently’ – with a passion to move beyond resilience, through implementation and actioning of lessons learnt, and exploring the philosophical foundations of leadership and management. An experienced counterterrorism practitioner, specialising in integration and translation of traditional risk across security, emergency and crisis management for Critical Infrastructure and Crowded Places across New South Wales, Brett’s credentials include, Master of Terrorism Safety & Security (Charles Sturt University), Executive Master Business Administration (Australian Catholic University), Post Grad Psychology of Risk. Brett is also a Member of the Institute Strategic Risk Management (M.ISRM) and Associate of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (AARPI).
JULIAN TALBOTChief Technology Officer, SECTARA
Julian is the author of several books on risk management, including lead author of the Security Risk Management Body Of Knowledge (SRMBOK). This article is an excerpt from the Risk Management Body Of Knowledge (RMBOK), due for publication in late 2022.He is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk management (F.ISRM), a Certified Information System Security Specialist (CISSP), and recipient of the Australian Security Medal (ASM). Julian is also the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of (according to him) the best risk management software platform in the world (SECTARA).Julian holds a Master of Risk Management and his experience includes Manager of Property & Security for the Australian government’s most extensive international network, Security Manager for Australia’s largest natural resources project, Operations Manager for geological exploration operation in East Africa, Head of Risk for an international mining operation in Indonesia, and co-founder of a $350 million ASX listed entity.
ABRAHAM DESANTIAGOFormer Police Officer (Baruta - Venezuela)
Abraham Desantiago is a young professional studying for ASIS INTERNATIONAL #CPP Certification, high skilled trained in Physical Security, Emergency/Risk Management. Former Police Officer (Baruta – Venezuela). Desantiago has 10+ years related experience in Law Enforcement, Liaison, Crisis Management and Command Center Operations. Abraham has developed strong leadership qualities and networking abilities through ASIS INTERNATIONAL volunteer work.
TONY RIDLEYConsultant, Security, Risk and Intelligence Industries
Tony has worked in executive-level enterprise security and operational risk & resilience roles worldwide. His extensive experience includes remote sites, national operations, multinational firms, and government agencies. As a criminologist, security and risk scientist, intelligence analyst and public safety professional, he is passionate about helping organisations build and maintain robust, risk-informed systems and decision-making processes leading to sustainable resilience. Tony helps clients build, review, and improve security, risk and resilience teams, supply chains and enterprise security risk management systems, using advanced academic methodologies, practical experience and applied scientific means.
JOE MCDAVITTRisk Consultant, Insync
Joe has been working in risk, assurance, compliance, governance and controls for more than 20 years, in both consultancy and corporate roles in Australia and around the world. He leads Insync’s risk consulting services, assisting clients to build better ways of dealing with risk challenges, make confident decisions and build more resilient organisations. Joe always strives for the best available outcomes and helps people to understand how best to take the risks they need to take to deliver value. Joe is passionate about solving the emerging risk challenges we face at the intersection of behaviour, incentives, technology, transformation and data.
JOE SAUNDERSState Manager (VIC/TAS) & National Practice Lead - Violence Prevention, Risk 2 Solution
Joe Saunders is State Manager (VIC/TAS) and National Practice Lead – Violence Prevention at Risk 2 Solution.Joe is a recognised thought leader in the field of occupational violence and is regularly called upon to present at local and international events. He is the co-author of the ASRC’s Occupational Violence, Aggression and Duty of Care research paper, and has contributed articles for numerous journals and publications, including LexisNexis Risk Management Today, Security Insider, Aviation Security International, and The Circuit Magazine. He combines 15 years of experience in frontline conflict management with post-graduate research into psychology, workplace safety and security risk management. Joe is a gifted and dynamic presenter, educator and training designer with a knack for communicating a sometimes-difficult subject to professionals and laypersons alike. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM), an Associate of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (AARPI) and a Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
STEWART HAYESConsultant, Security and Risk Management Industry
Stewart has extensive experience in Security and Risk Management covering cyber, physical and personnel protective measures, specialising in integrated services and converged security capabilities. This leads to a co-ordinated governance and compliance infrastructure meeting and enabling business needs and objectives. Stewart has worked in multiple international environments – Europe, Middle East, North and South America and Australasia and across multiple business sectors including telecoms, finance, healthcare, defence forces, emergency services, air transport and retail. He has defined effective strategies to mitigate risks, support business growth and ensure continuity of business functions in the event of an incident.
CRAIG J. BRAIN, RPPSenior Security Risk Consultant, Security Consulting Group
Craig is a Senior Security Risk Consultant with Security Consulting Group. He has over 30 years of experience in intelligence, security, threat, and risk assessment, and is a qualified Insider Threat and Risk Program Manager. He has worked in Defence, Government Enterprise, Defence Industry and in the private sector. He is also a member of the team who wrote AS HB 4811:2022 – Workforce Screening.
DR CARL A. GIBSONFormer Head of Delegation, ISO
Dr Carl A. Gibson has held a number of senior executive positions in the international corporate, government and higher education sectors, and is now a strategic consultant. He has been involved in the development of Standards since the mid-1990’s and has served on standards technical committees for Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore and is a former Head of Delegation to ISO. He is the lead or contributing author of over 130 publications in the areas of risk, resilience, business continuity, emergency and disaster management, neuropsychology and infectious diseases
JASON BROWNSenior Executive, Defence Industry
Jason Brown has held various senior positions in the Commonwealth Government, and is currently a senior executive in the defence industry. Jason has been involved in standards development for nearly two decades, he is a member of several Standards Australia and ISO technical committees, is the Head of Delegation to ISO TC292 and is Chair of ISO TC262, the committee responsible for ISO 31000.
DR PAUL JOHNSTONLead Risk Consultant, Risk 2 Solution
Editor of the ISRM Journal, Dr Paul Johnston is a Lead Risk Consultant and Behavioural Scientist with Risk 2 Solution, and is the Academic Lead at the Institute of Presilience. He holds a PhD in Public Safety Risk Management, a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Hygiene Engineering, and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science. With 30 years of HSES (Health, Safety, Environment & Security) Risk Management experience in both the public and private sectors, Paul has provided operational, management system consulting, research & analysis, and training services to a wide range of industry groups throughout Australia and internationally.