AISA signs MoU with ASIAL

THE two peak bodies in cyber and electronic/physical security have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to work more closely to make Australia a safer place to live, innovate and do business.

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) is delighted to be collaborating with the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) to advance their members’ interests and the effectiveness of their respective sectors.

“This is a really positive move,” said AISA operations manager Megan Spielvogel.

“Our two organisations are a natural fit for cooperation and we have much to gain from sharing knowledge, resources and efforts.

“Not only will our members benefit but our industries too,” Ms Spielvogel said.

AISA is the peak membership body for cyber-security professionals in Australia with more than 6700 members across the country. Its national conference - the Australian Cyber Conference - is the biggest annual event on the cyber-security calendar, which last year attracted nearly 4000 delegates.

Safe and secure

As the peak body for security professionals in Australia, ASIAL is committed to a safe and secure Australia.

With more than 2300 corporate members in the electronics, personnel and physical security sectors, ASIAL provides leadership by driving industry standards and best practice.

Commenting on the announcement, ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said: “As the worlds of electronic and cyber/IT security converge, the need for collaboration is more important than ever.

“The rate of technological change in our industry is staggering. The protection of IT networks and devices such as biometrics and video surveillance using artificial intelligence are just two examples of how technology is shaping the future of our industry and the security landscape in general.

“Ensuring a consistent and coherent industry voice requires like-minded industry associations to work together to achieve a safer Australia,” he said.

Ms Spielvogel said: “We will be providing input to each others’ annual conferences next year and other areas collaborations will include exploring joint research projects and looking at joining forces on government submissions.

“We are really looking forward to seeing what can be achieved together and continuing to make a difference in people’s all-round security,” she said.