Category: Emergency Preparedness

“It could never happen here” is not an acceptable attitude when it comes to emergency preparedness. Security professionals must be ready to work alongside other employees within the organization in the event of workplace accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or incidents of violence.

TSA Highlights Bomb-Sniffing Canines with 2023 Calendar

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its annual calendar honoring the agency’s more than 1,000 explosives detection canines working in the United States. TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest winner, Eebbers, is featured on the cover of the 2023 TSA Canine Calendar. TSA uses canines as part of its multi-layered security operations nationwide. These highly skilled dogs are trained to […]

2022 Holiday Season Cyber Threat Trends for the Retail and Hospitality Industry

For the retail, hospitality, and travel community, the holiday season is the most intense time of year for persistent threats. From the beginning of October through the end of December, attempted cyberattacks expand in both scale and magnitude to match the rise in consumer traffic. To help provide cybersecurity professionals in consumer-facing businesses with information […]

The 3Ps of Campus Safety: Why a Fortress Full of Gadgets Will Not Keep Your Campus Safe and Welcoming

I work at a small college as their first-ever Director of Campus Safety and Security. Prior to my arrival, the college employed security for eight hours an evening, and the security supervisor was also the dorm supervisor/men’s soccer coach. When I came on board, I felt our new department should have a mission statement, because […]

CISA Kicks Off Infrastructure Security Month 2022

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced November 1 as the kickoff of Infrastructure Security Month 2022 and highlighted its extensive resources to help raise awareness about threats to critical infrastructure. This year’s theme is “Infrastructure Security Is National Security: Drive Down Risk, Build Resilience.” Critical infrastructure spans everything from healthcare, water, and education to […]

TSA Hosts Training Event for Security Canines and Handlers

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Indiana Explosive Detection Canine Program recently hosted its sixth-annual Multi-Agency K9 Training Event. More than 50 handlers and their dogs representing TSA and law enforcement agencies participated in the training, which was held at Avon Middle School North in Avon, Ind., on Oct. 21. This year’s location offered new learning […]

Tech That Can Improve Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The rapid growth of technology has bettered our world in countless ways, some that we probably hardly ever consider. One of these is the amount of safety we have access to if we choose to access it. Another thing that technology has done is give us access to news anytime we want it. Through social […]

How to Prevent and Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents

Security professionals should understand not only how to prevent active shooter incidents from happening on their properties but also how to adequately deal with these threats and other emergencies when they do happen. This is a growing problem; according to 2022 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics, the number of active shooters identified in 2021 […]

Proving the Value of Security: How to Avoid the ‘Break Glass Now’ Label

Keeping employees healthy and safe and property secure is crucial, especially in light of the current geopolitical landscape, ongoing issues stemming from the most recent pandemic, and the tragic events in Highland Park, Uvalde, Buffalo, Tulsa, and many more cities. In a seemingly non-stop threat environment, corporate security teams must focus on highlighting the value […]

Cyber Experts and Education Are Key to Protecting Your Organization

Whether it’s malware, phishing and password attacks, or rogue security software, cyber threats are more prevalent than ever in the corporate world. Recently, the Anchore 2022 Software Supply Chain Security Report recounted that 62% of organizations were affected by software supply chain attacks. This clearly shows that cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated to obtain crucial […]

National Safety Council Offers Guidance on Preventing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is on the rise, yet nearly half of U.S. employers report they are unprepared to prevent and respond to incidents on the job. Recognizing this critical gap in safety preparedness, the National Safety Council released a report and playbook through the nonprofit’s Work to Zero initiative: Workplace Violence: Using Technology to Reduce Risk. This new resource aims to […]