Security Times Newsletter

The Security Times is published on a bi-annual basis by SII to provide you with the latest happenings in the security industry, feature on life stories of security personnel and current security topics to enhance your learning and self-improvement. In each issue, you will also find out about past and upcoming events organized by SII as well as our course offerings.

the security times issue 19

Pandemic or not, the annual Security Industry Conference (SIC)  and Security Masterclass 2020 continued to empower security professionals through knowledge exchange. Adapting to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, both the Conference and Masterclass went virtual, attracting about 500 participants  from both events who learnt and  shared on this year’s SIC theme: “Enterprise Security Risk Management and Business Continuity in Times of Uncertainty” and the Security Master Class’s theme on “Thriving in Outcome-Based Contract”.  

 

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the security times issue 18

COVID-19 has spared no one from the effects of the pandemic. In this issue, we find out how COVID-19 has impacted the security industry from those who were in the thick of the action. Hear from the  Presidents of Association of Certified Security Agencies, Security Association Singapore and Security Systems Association of Singapore, as well as security providers like Acetes Pte Ltd  and AETOS  Holdings, on how they navigated through the pandemic and their thoughts on the way forward. Inside, we also feature Temasek Polytechnic students who share their experiences undergoing the “Flexi Security Officer” programme. Find out what being part of a security team at large scale sports and entertainment has taught them about the industry!

 

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the security times issue 17

In this issue, we recap on the Security Industry Conference & Masterclass that took place on 2-3 October 2019. Themed “Total Solution: Integrating Manpower with Technology and Infrastructure”, guest speakers hailing from various industries gave insight to how these three key components can come together to enable security agencies to perform optimally. Inside, we also feature the Singapore Security Industry Awards competition jointly organised by SII, SAS, and SSAS. Find out which security organisations were recognised for their innovative adoption of technologies as part of their security solutions.

 

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the security times issue 16

This issue of the “Security Times” focuses on the SII trainers, their background and on the lighter side of what they do during their leisure.

 

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the security times issue 15

This issue of the “Security Times” focuses on the Security Industry Conference (SIC) and Masterclass 2018 and the theme was “The Future of Security: Fiction or Reality?”.  The Guest of Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, spoke on “Modernising Security Contracts”. Details are found in the Feature Story.


On 27 August 2018, SII celebrated our 10th Anniversary.  The Guest of Honour was Mr Zainal Sapari, Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC (Pasir Ris East) and Co-Chair of Security Industry Transformation Map (ITM) Tripartite Committee. Some of our significant achievements were high passing rate, 60,000 training places, 7,000 job placements, 7 conferences organised, 20 short courses and 20 e-learning modules offered.

 

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the security times issue 14

The Security ITM is the main focus of this issue. Mrs Josephine Teo, the then Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Manpower, launched the ITM and the Skills Framework for the security industry on 13 February 2018. One of the key features of the Skills Framework for Security is that it creates a new career pathway in security consultancy. The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Centre for Protective Security Studies will collaborate with Temasek Polytechnic’s SII to develop a new Specialist Diploma in Security Consultancy targeted to commence in April 2019. This part-time 1-year programme will cover risk assessment, building security and relevant legislation, security technologies and project management. The aim is to train 250 security consultants by 2021 who will be then equipped to help security agencies put in place the integrated security solutions and outcome-based contracts.  Click on the link below to view the 14th issue of The Security Times to read further!

 

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the security times issue 13

In this issue, we will be covering the topic on counter terrorism. Terrorism is no longer contained in only a specific country or state. Instead, global terrorism is a growing threat – from terrorist attacks in Europe to potential ones that are nearer to our shores. PM Lee Hsien Loong said recently that “with the pace of attacks around the world picking up, it is unrealistic to think that Singapore is immune from the threat of terrorism”. He was commenting to the media when news broke of two Singaporean auxiliary police officers were being arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism related offence in June this year. The recent planned rocket attack on Marina Bay that was fortunately intervened also clearly illustrated that Singapore was vulnerable to such clear and present dangers. Hence, the theme for Security Industry Conference (SIC) 2017 was “Global Terrorism: Impact on Singapore”. Click on the link below for the 13th issue of The Security Times to read further!

 

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the security times issue 12

In this issue, we are looking at how the places of worship prepare themselves in view of the recent terrorist threats e.g. ramping up their security and introducing measures such as adopting technology and training in the areas of basic emergency skills and first aid for their volunteers to protect their worshippers. Religious organisations are often the targets of terror attacks globally as they are vulnerable “soft targets” and traditionally they also do not employ security officers to safeguard their property and worshippers. Even if they do, the security officers may not be adequately trained. In a recent news report, the Association of Certified Security Agencies which represents 119 security agencies in Singapore shared that more than 50 per cent of security personnel here did not go for counter-terrorism training. Click on the link below for the 12th issue of The Security Times to read further!

 

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the security times issue 11

In this issue, The Security Industry Conference 2016, with the theme of “Smart Security Solutions for Lean Manpower Performance-Based Contracts” was able to address the matter and motivate the change of mindsets of both the security service buyers and providers. The Conference and Master Class sessions focused on how the adoption of various latest technologies and training could help companies remain competitive amidst the lean manpower landscape and adopt performance-based contracting. The SII Security Learning Kiosk with the help of various industry collaborators was introduced at the SAFETY & SECURITY ASIA 2016 which was equipped with multi-faceted on-line functions (operational, educational and recruitment) to provide an intelligent kiosk for the security personnel. It was embedded with the Visitor Management System, Learning Management System and Recruitment Portal. In addition, we also look at bank security and how we take measures to improve the security training in banks. Click on the link below for the 11th issue of The Security Times to read further!

 

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the security times issue 10

In this issue, the Sentosa Rangers take centre stage as they reveal how they work together to keep Singapore’s most popular tourist destination safe and secure. The Security Times followed Officer Zabidah around to experience a day in the life of a ranger. Click on the link below for the 10th issue of The Security Times to read further!

 

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the security times issue 9

This issue takes a close-up look at Campus Security and features a 70 yeas old veteran security personnel, Donald Thaver, who talks to us about the importance of life-long learning and continuous self-improvement. Donald also shares his personal insights on the security industry as he has seen throughout the years. Read more by clicking on the link below for the 9th issue of The Security Times!

 

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the security times issue 8

In issue 8, The Security Times takes a look at security technology. The feature articles include special interviews with Mr Dennis Lim (Group Managing Director) and Mr Bruce Low (Business Development Manager) of ELID Technology about their views on the latest in security technology. We have also chatted with a newly commissioned security officer, Mr Chia Chor Kim from Reachfield Security to find out what his thoughts are on the security equipment training here at SII. Click on the link below for the 8th issue of The Security Times to find out more!

 

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the security times issue 7

The annual Security Industry Conference (SIC) just gets bigger and stronger every year. This year, SII organised the 3rd SIC and the theme centred on "Evolution of security crisis management" with Mr Nathaniel Forbes as the keynote speaker. In "Past Event", read about how much fun SAIG had when the group attended the Singapore Navy Open House. For all these as well as SII's calendar for the second half of 2013, follow the link below to the 7th issue of The Security Times!

 

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the security times issue 6

The Security Industry Conference 2012 was one of the most significant events for the security industry last year. Themed "Adopting Effective Human Resource Practices in the Security Industry", it addressed the issue of manpower constraints for the industry and some strategies to move forward. This issue also the 2nd SII Soccer Tournament and events organised by SII Alumni Interest Group (SAIG). Follow the link below for the 6th issue of The Security Times!

 

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the security times issue 5

In 2012, SII participated in Hougang Job Hub Career Fair and Mendaki Learning Festival, both events received good responses. The feature story in this issue showcases the security personnel from the MICE industry. Follow the link below for the 5th issue of The Security Times to find out more!

 

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the security times issue 4

From our 4 issue, read about the aims of The Security Industry Conference 2011 and how it benefitted security organisations. This issue sees the announcement of the formation of SII Alumni Interest Group (SAIG) and an article on the ever popular Security Industry Bowling Tournament 2011. Click on the link below for the 4th issue of The Security Times to find out more!

 

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the security times issue 3

Find out more on SII’s participation in WTS roadshows, as well as how our Silver 50 Career Preview opened the path for workers aged 50 and above to explore a second career in the security industry. Also featured are two security personnel from Zouk club on the different types of exciting careers available in the club industry. Click on the link below for the 3rd issue of The Security Times to find out more!

 

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the security times issue 2

Get more updates on SII’s Bowling Tournament 2010 and SII Graduate sharing his security experiences in international events. For latest updates on future event, click on the link below for the 2nd issue of The Security Times to find out more!

 

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the security times issue 1

Please click on the link below for the inaugural issue of The Security Times by SII.

 

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