Olav Ofstad’s new book, Surviving Kidnappers: Precautions, Influence, Strategic Tools, addresses a security issue that is unlikely in the United States but quite possible in many third-world countries, including Mexico, Latin America, Africa, and parts of the Middle East, chaotic parts of eastern Europe, and Russia.
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.
From the donation and installation of a comprehensive video surveillance solution to charitable contributions, the industry embraces the responsibility of social initiatives to give back.
With proven solutions helping to eliminate obstacles in the growth of the market, the outlook is positive for security technology investments. The integration and interoperability of security systems remain a major focus of attention. Giving an up-close view into the products and services offered by the security technology industry shows their value in a clear […]
Continuing a trend seen in many large and multinational corporations based in the United States, Google employs a former U.S. Navy SEAL as its security director. Like other organizations that hire former or retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Secret Service field office directors or senior supervisors, Google is taking advantage of the extensive […]
In what sounds like a chilling repeat of reports from years past, recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspection audits of its Transportation Security Administration (TSA) interdiction functions at our nation’s airports suggest TSA agents at the X-ray stations are still not discovering all of the test guns and bomb parts being sent through.
Many factors are in play for corporations faced with the decision to have an internal security department or outsource the management, administration, and operation of physical and electronic security systems and programs.
Over 200 women of the national security community signed an open letter saying that they have survived sexual harassment and sexual assault or know someone who has experienced it. They want answers on how the government will protect, empower, and defend the women who serve the nation now and in the future.
Chuck Harold’s career took him from law enforcement to the security industry, and he now works as a security consultant and pioneering podcaster. He hosts his national “Security Guy Radio” podcast every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time. Harold has recorded over 600 episodes, and his guests have included a wide range of security experts […]
With an increasing amount of devices connected to the Internet, Power over Ethernet (PoE) has the potential to explode as an integral component to network infrastructure and electrical circuitry. Put all the positives together and you have a recipe for PoE technology to develop further, especially with the ratification of the 802.3bt standard, which promises […]
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed new so-called “Ban the Box” legislation, making it more difficult for employers in that state to conduct full criminal background checks without making a conditional offer of employment.