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.

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Identifying and Approaching Depressed or Suicidal Employees

Recent research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, however, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]

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Taking a Softer Approach to Security in the Smart Cities of the Future

There is currently a lot of hype about the “smart cities” concept, and communities and governments around the world are jumping onto the bandwagon. While most of the focus is on eliminating inefficiencies in a variety of infrastructure systems–from transportation to utilities and beyond—the reality is a “smart city” should equate to a “safe city.”

Resilience Tools for Security Professionals Under Stress

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, and if you take the added pressures of managing security during the COVID-19 pandemic, the stress can be easily amplified. It is now, more than ever, important for security […]

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Employee Theft in Today’s Climate

Many businesses who have the means are now moving to a remote work setup for their employees as a precaution for today’s climate. For businesses deemed “essential” like grocery stores and other retailers, employees are working with elevated risks and stress throughout the day. The increased pressure on employees both working both in-person and remotely […]

Map: COVID-19 Cases, Plus Steps Your Organization Can Take

The COVID-19 outbreak is at top of mind for physical and cybersecurity professionals nationwide. Keep up with the current number of cases in your state with our interactive map, updated daily by our sister publication, the EHS Daily Advisor—and read on for steps your organization can take to help limit its exposure to, and disruption […]

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Deepfakes Cost Companies Millions, and That’s Just the Beginning

Imagine someone in your billing department gets an urgent call. The CEO is requesting an immediate transfer of funds into a bank account due to an emergency with a very important client. The voice is convincing, and the client is real. Accounting does what it does best—transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars in record time. […]

Using a 5-Part Workplace Violence Response Model

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 […]

Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

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 […]