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Category Name: AS4811

Fortifying Commonwealth Systems through Compliance with AS 4811- 2022 and PSPF 12, and Embracing Proven Screening Strategies

1. Introduction With insider threats posing a significant challenge in the Health industry, it is imperative to establish rigorous user screening processes that align with Australian Standard 4811-2022 and Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) 12, ensuring the security and integrity of commonwealth systems – such as the My Health Record system. This article highlights the […]

Empowering Education: Leveraging UFIT Protocols for Critical Infrastructure Rule 2 Compliance and DISP Pre-employment Screening

Empowering Education: Leveraging UFIT Protocols for Critical Infrastructure Rule 2 Compliance and DISP Pre-employment Screening In today’s internationally interconnected world, protecting our critical infrastructure is more important than ever. Universities, as centers of learning and innovation, play a crucial role in this landscape. They must adhere to stringent regulations to protect sensitive information and assets. […]

Unlocking Opportunities in Defence Contracts like Defence Base Services Transformation – BST

Facilitating prime and subprime contractor participation in defence projects through expert clearance sponsorship and management. In the rapidly evolving defence sector, securing appropriate security clearances is paramount for both prime contractors and their subcontractors. Cleard Life, a prominent Australian firm specialising in security vetting, provides essential services through its Cleard Plus program to support the […]

Managing Personnel Hazards: The Unseen Risk in Critical Infrastructure Supply Chains

Introduction As the global focus sharpens on the security of critical infrastructure, one aspect often remains underrepresented: the potential risks arising from personnel within the supply chain. Members of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) have highlighted these concerns, especially when interfacing with the Critical Infrastructure Security Centre (CISC). This article dissects the personnel-related hazards […]

Critical Infrastructure Clearance

The relentless compromising of the private sector, which remains a soft but strategic target, has diluted the conventional boundaries of conflict, forcing the government to enhance its posture. Australia is not immune and there is clear recognition that we need to do more to protect our nation against attacks on our critical infrastructure. The Parliamentary […]

Risk Management Program Rules – Home Affairs – Critical Infrastructure

How to implement and navigate the Critical Infrastructure Personnel Security Rules. The mandatory Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Plan (CIRMP) for critical infrastructure assets will increase security obligations for Critical Infrastructure Entities & “systems of national significance”. CIRMP obligations will require entities to (a) identify hazards for which there is a “material risk” that the hazard […]

Vetting the Cleard.life way: The secret sauce.

Vetting the Cleard.life way: The secret sauce. When evaluating a candidate’s suitability, Cleard life considers the information through the lens of the Home Affairs Adjudicative Guidelines (AG). In addition to brief introductory explanations for each guideline, the lists potentially disqualifying conditions and mitigating conditions, which are very useful in evaluating a candidate’s suitability. These guidelines […]

A Guide to Australian Standards for Employment Screening

A Guide to Australian Standards for Workforce Screening Employment screening processes are beyond the standard interview process done by HR, recruitment companies or the hiring manager. Employment screening requires extensive resources and systems designed to uncover information that the employer requires to make an informed decision about the eligibility and suitability of a candidate – […]