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.
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.
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.
“See something, say something” is a cornerstone of security and workplace safety in general. Yet too often people don’t voice their concerns when they see fellow employees perform an unsecure or unsafe action. Why are people inhibited in these situations? Why do we so often stay silent?
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 […]
Editor’s note: This article previously appeared in our sister publication, PSQH.com. There are multiple safety concerns in society today, and one unfortunate headline is the frequency of violence in healthcare settings. If you are a healthcare provider, it is safe to say that you have been or will be exposed to violence in the workplace, […]