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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How to Stop Thinking About Work After Hours

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, […]

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Is Workplace Bullying Simply a Legal Form of Harassment?

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 […]

The Value of School Resource Officers for K–12 Schools

As kids in K–12 schools head back to campus, it’s useful to consider the important security role police or sheriff’s department school resource officers (SROs) can play in keeping students and staff safe. Besides providing peace of mind to faculty, staff, parents, and students, SROs serve a valuable liaison role.

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Armed Security and the Potential for PTSD

The mental health protocols for police officers involved in a deadly force shooting situation are long-established, including access to psychological services, on-going therapeutic counseling, and monitoring the officers’ physical and emotional well-being. But what efforts need to be taken when an armed security officer shoots someone in the course and scope of his or her […]

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Failure to Encrypt Mobile Devices Leads to $3 Million HIPAA Settlement

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) agreed to pay $3 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and take substantial corrective action to settle alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, HHS announced November 5.

Starting Your Security Consulting Practice

Many security practitioners leaving military or government service and retiring federal, state, and local law enforcement officers feel the desire to start their own security consulting companies using the skills they’ve developed over their long careers. But they often find that what worked well for them in the bureaucratic structure of their past work environments […]