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.

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 […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

3 School Security Tech Upgrades to Consider

It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school. Security professionals have been hard at work over the summer on many campuses to make their facilities even safer for all occupants using different types of technology. Generally, campuses can include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, boarding schools, colleges, and universities. Security […]

Twitter’s Security Flaws Highlight Cyber Issues Endangering Americans

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko’s recent whistleblower complaint has drawn Americans’ attention to potential security concerns with Twitter. According to Zatko, the social media company has not complied with its Federal Trade Commission agreement to protect users’ privacy. Even after people cancel their accounts, for instance, it’s unclear if the company deletes their personal data. Perhaps the […]

Bomb-Sniffing Dog Eebbers Voted TSA’s ‘2022 Cutest Canine’

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that Eebbers, an 11-year-old explosive detection canine who works at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in St. Paul, Minnesota, was voted the winner of TSA’s 2022 Cutest Canine Contest. TSA recently held a nationwide social media contest on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and encouraged members of the public to vote for the agency’s […]

With School Shootings Rising, Educators and Gun Safety Advocates Propose Solutions

As children go back to school for the new school year, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, in collaboration with the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released a report detailing new data about the rise of gunfire on school grounds and solutions to prevent school shootings and keep students and […]