In globalisation’s wake, movements of people and goods are increasing at an unprecedented rate, requiring immigration and border management structures that are smarter than ever before. Within this context, states are confronted with a common challenge: how to best facilitate the legitimate movement of people and goods across their borders while ensuring their national security and interests are protected.

Launched in 2018, Border Management is a specialist publication aimed at contributing to international border management best practice through discourse that supports informed government policy-making and business decision-making. The platform aims to achieve this by linking government with business solutions and academic analysis across the border management ecosystem.

To this end, Border Management targets a diverse international readership, including personnel within Government border management authorities (customs, border control, aviation security, law enforcement, immigration and visa processing), private solutions providers to government, ports, multi-lateral government and non-government organisations, universities and border and migration policy research centres.

Focused editorial

As the premier international platform of news and analysis for border management professionals, Border Management comprises a web-based news portal and regular features magazine.

In-depth editorials from government agencies and worldwide experts cover:

  • Government policies and strategic direction
  • International cooperation on border management
  • Updates on visa and border regulations
  • Developments in visa processing and biometric enrolment
  • Emerging border threats
  • Border management systems and solutions
  • Border security and enforcement
  • Refugees and irregular migration
  • Transnational crime and people smuggling

Editorial contributors include: officials from government and international organisations, private sector solutions providers and subject matter experts, NGO representatives, and academics. Border Management is also proud to be partnered with the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA), and will act as a conduit of information and analysis from IBMATA to the border management sector.

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Based in New Zealand, Defsec Media publishes B2B/B2G magazines and online news portals focused on the defence, national security, border management, private security and fire protection sectors. Defsec’s publications are widely respected among specialist readers who value maintaining an information edge.

In addition to Border Management, Defsec Media also publishes the New Zealand magazines Line of Defence (quarterly), New Zealand Security (bimonthly) and FireNZ (six-monthly), content from each of which is also published on the website

Defsec Media’s defence, security and fire publications are widely respected in New Zealand as the premier publications in their sectors. With Border Management, it is Defsec’s objective to create a magazine and news portal recognised internationally as the border management sector’s most trusted source of news and analysis.

Editorial expertise

Defsec’s Managing Editor Nicholas Dynon is a border management professional. He served 14-years with Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (now Home Affairs), which included roles in Sydney, Canberra, Shanghai, Beijing and Suva, in addition to a number of subsequent private sector roles. He holds postgraduate qualifications in International Studies, and his research has been published in several peer reviewed journals and media publications. Connect with Nicholas on LinkedIn.

Defsec’s Publisher Craig Flint has over 20 years’ experience in the New Zealand publishing industry. He founded New Zealand Security Magazine as New Zealand’s only security industry trade publication in 1994, and today it remains the country’s number one B2B magazine for the security industry. Harnessing emerging technologies, Craig steered its evolution into Defsec Media – a fully integrated multi-platform business media provider. Connect with Craig on LinkedIn.