In this day and age, when many companies house much of their critical information and infrastructure online, it’s imperative to plan ahead. What would you and your company do in the event of an emergency or sabotage?
Category: Emerging Issues in Security
Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.
Security, HR, and/or a threat assessment team can work together and use a five-step model to manage a current or former employee making threats. As with many dynamic situations involving the threat of workplace violence, there is no one perfect solution. These ideas, especially done in combination, can deter subjects from violence, both while they […]
When it comes to compliance, keeping your data secure should be one of the biggest priorities for your business. How can different companies with different requirements make sure they are compliant?
The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]
As technology advances into new frontiers, the growing threat of job automation increases. But, what does that mean for security and security jobs?
According to the 2018 National Retail Federation report, total shrinkage of retail goods in 2017 was 1.33% of total sales, or $46.8 billion. How much of that theft is internal, from employees, and how much is from outside shoplifters is hard to estimate.
Security work often involves conflict, the possibility for crisis, and the need to be able to accurately predict the future. Each of these can be stressful, so security professionals can benefit from six daily tools for stress management, using the reminder BREADS, or Breathing, Relaxation, Exercise, Attitude, Diet, Sleep.
Following a workplace violence or school violence incident where there has been a significant loss of lives, employees can become fearful about a similar attack taking place where they work. Although these events are both rare and catastrophic, they can create feelings of great safety and security concern for employees, who may or may not […]
Relaxing properly is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health. (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 of your work; but learning not to think about work outside of working hours can, […]
When we think of workplace violence, we far too often think about physical violence, which is the end point in a series of events. This isn’t overly surprising, given the visceral visibility of violent actions. The problem is, when we focus on the physical violence, we tend to forget about the events that either lead […]