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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Have you heard the news? VPNs are dead, apparently. It’s happened. One of the most iconic and widely-used tools is, according to some, fading from use. Just don’t tell my team at OpenVPN — based on our business, we certainly couldn’t tell.
An ongoing argument in the security world centers around the measure of loyalty from security officers who are actually employees of the company they protect versus being simply contract vendors from an outside security firm. A similar concern can be raised if we compare the security vigilance of full-time employees at a company versus interns, […]
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 […]
According to recent estimates by Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrimes will cost businesses $6 trillion annually by 2021. This growth in cybercrime will force businesses to increase their cybersecurity budgets, reducing profits and increasing the cost of doing business.