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DEFSEC Media is New Zealand's defence, security and fire B2B/B2G publishing group. Our leading magazines, NZ Security, Fire NZ - and our latest title - Line of Defence, are read by key business, government and military decision makers. This website is the online home of cutting-edge content from each of our titles.



SurfZoneView goes operational in Kaikoura

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Taranaki-based oceanography company MetOcean Solutions' award-winning SurfZoneView aided naval beach landings as part of the evacuations last November from quake-hit Kaikoura.


Shaping NZ’s airlift force for the next 40 years

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017 

The fog of smokeless war: Cybersec for NZDF

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017 

Airbus A400M: Far side of the world

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Project mgmt lessons from the extreme cold

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017 


Red Badge says ‘Hello’ to Adele… Blues, Pasifika

NZ Security, June/July 2017

NZ Security speaks with Red Badge Security’s General Manager Glenn Simpson about the ingredients of a successful weekend of event security across Auckland.


Insight: Marketing the Smart Home

NZ Security, June/July 2017

Q&A: ASIS New Zealand Chair, Dean Kidd

NZ Security, June/July 2017

Security Institute of New Zealand launches

NZ Security, June/July 2017


NZ foreign policy with President Trump

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Former Defence Minister Hon Dr Wayne Mapp considers the uncertainties faced by New Zealand foreign policy in the Trump era, but there are also opportunities.


A comprehensive approach to national security?

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Evaluating NZ’s membership of the UNSC

Line of Defence, April 2016


Manchester attack: holes in the perimeter?

NZ Security Magazine, June/July 2017 

In this exclusive interview, Dr Bridgette Sullivan-Taylor, considers what makes the Manchester stadium bombing different to previous terror attacks, and what makes it the same.


Australasian terror: a summer snapshot

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 2017

RiskNZ: Repositioning Risk Management

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Precise language needed on terror attacks

Line of Defence, Summer 2016/17

Securing against vehicle-borne attacks

NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016 

UK surveillance expert VUW visiting Professor

Situation Report, 06 July 2016


The Internet of Things and the hackable home

NZ Security, June/July 2017

The smart home is taking off, but it's not without its risks. In an age where cyberattacks can cause power blackouts across cities, are homes at risk of becoming a new target of cybercrime?


Private sector to build invisible national borders

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Fenced borders are being erected in Europe in response to unprecedented refugee flows; and then, of course, there is US President Trump’s proposed US-Mexico border wall.


NZ lacking true dialogue on cyber security

NZ Security, Feb/Mar 2017

NZ needs cultural shift to keep data safe

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

Cybersecurity: Is car hacking really a thing?

NZ Security, June 2016


Australia: seamless border around the corner

Line of Defence, Autumn 2017

Deportations reflect visa fraud challenge

Line of Defence, Summer 2016/17 

Hawk Dynasty: New patrol vessel for NZ Customs

Line of Defence, Summer 2016/17

IDme: Immigration NZ gets real on identity

Line of Defence, Summer 2016/17

SmartGate success for New Zealand Customs

Line of Defence, April 2016


Missing Taser calls security into question

NZ Security, Dec 2016 / Jan 2017

Recently a Police Taser went missing in Gisborne after a struggle between Police and a group of youths. With the Taser now standard issue, just how secure are NZ Police’s 1,500 Tasers?


Shooting a trigger for police worn cameras

FEATURES: NZ Security, Aug/Sep 2016

Police apprehend IPANZ excellence award

Situation Report, 07 July 2016

Why Safe Cities?

NZ Security, Dec 2015 / Jan 2016


Fire Safety Review - industry input urged

Fire NZ, September 2015

NZ Fire Protection Association chief executive Keith Blind warns the NZ fire industry has become far too apathetic about its own future -  if an MBIE questionnaire is anything to go by


Ambo-fire dispatch glitch sorted

Fire NZ, September 2015

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