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Mandatory Drug Screenings Could Have Negative Repercussions

Employers often feel an obligation to implement a drug screening program in the workplace, typically with the safety and security of the workforce in mind. It is used as a precaution to ensure people who would be a danger to others aren’t hired. Random testing is also used to discourage employees from using drugs after […]

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Keep Security in Mind this Holiday Season

The holidays are time when we hopefully get to slow down and spend some quality time with family and friends, enjoy wonderful food, and of course, shop like crazy for all the deeply discounted gadgets and connected devices. Despite our deeply ingrained desire to give the coolest gifts, the headlines detailing major cybersecurity incidents involving […]

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How to Stop Thinking About Work After Hours

Relaxing properly is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health, and it has never been more necessary than for security professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Japanese actually have their own word, karōshi, to refer to death from overwork.) This is especially true for security professionals. Failure to relax can negatively impact the quality […]

Using Employee Surveys to Measure Security Issues

It’s easy for security professionals to make assumptions about what their facilities need in terms of new security devices or policies. After all, that’s their business, right? In reality, they may have some gaps in their perceptions of what is best for the facility because they have not taken the time to ask the end-users—the […]

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Lifesaving Advice for Addressing Suicide in the Workplace

In the United States we remain in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the pressures of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across all age groups.

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Considerations in Drafting a Workplace Violence Policy

Many companies have decided in recent years to implement internal policies regarding workplace violence. Typically, these policies include such items as what employees should do if they witness violence and/or hear threats concerning violence in the workplace. Some workplace violence policies also address what investigative efforts management will use upon receiving notice that an alleged […]

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Does Your Company Disregard Basic Cybersecurity Tasks?

Sensitive data are high-value targets for hackers who will do (and can do) seemingly anything to get them. Large-scale attacks should serve to remind us to stay vigilant and motivate us to employ robust cybersecurity solutions to guard our data. The unfortunate reality is that even the most powerful tech can’t guard against things like […]

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What Do Security Professionals Need to Know About Touchless Access Control?

Effective managers continually source innovative solutions and implement them. This requires a ready eye and ear for opportunities. Access control is the next opportunity that is almost literally knocking at the door. The access control model pre-COVID is gone­. Smart solutions in touchless access control like mobile access, cloud-based systems, video intercom, and facial recognition […]