Category: Facility Security

Every organization has its own unique facility security needs, but the basics of gatekeeping are nearly universal. We take a look at all levels of facility security, including building access, protocol and procedures, visitors, security staffing, the common challenges for specific types of facilities, and much more.

4 Dos and Don’ts of Information Security in the Workplace

There are just two types of companies in the world: those that have already been hacked, and those that will be. The only companies that can effectively fend off attacks are those that proactively invest in cybersecurity measures. Over the past decade, we’ve seen a sharp rise in smart office buildings and hybrid workforces. As […]

How COVID-19 Impacted the Physical Security Job Market

While employee turnover has always been a concern in the world of physical security, COVID-19 made the problem even worse. The pandemic has forced companies to modify their hiring and retention practices for security professionals. Both in 2019, before the pandemic, and in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, surveys conducted by Thinkcurity showed […]

Back to Basics: Increasing Security Through Strong Physical Access Control

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. Security professionals should be concerned about how their facilities incorporate physical access control systems, which grant employees, contractors, and visitors access to a site based on their credentials. A weak physical access control system could allow unauthorized […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2022

Here at Total Security Advisor, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of what was new and exciting at ISC West 2022 (International Security Conference & Exposition) this year in beautiful Las Vegas. Held March 22-25, ISC West was located in the Venetian Expo Center and attracted security professionals from around the world. Officials […]

Flying to ISC West? 10 Travel Tips for a Smooth Trip

Thousands of security pros are expected to converge on Las Vegas for the ISC West 2022 tradeshow and conference, happening at the Venetian Expo March 22-25. If you’re flying to the major industry event (or anywhere during the month, really), we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news first: […]

U.S. Dept. of Education Offers Grants to HBCUs Impacted by Bomb Threats

Following the recent spate of bomb threats against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the country, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has announced affected HBCUs are eligible to apply for grant funds under the Project School Emergency Response to Violence (Project SERV) program. Project SERV provides short-term immediate funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) […]

Workplace Safety Concerns Hit All-Time High for U.S. Employees

Most U.S. employees are more concerned about workplace safety than ever before, with worries ranging from health hazards to cybersecurity, and they expect employers to ensure their well-being while on the job, according to a new study from AlertMedia. Based on responses from over 2,000 full-time U.S. workers, the State of Employee Safety Report found […]

Auburn University and Homeland Security Partner on Detection Canine Research

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $24 million contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to advance detection canine sciences and enhance operational threat detection capabilities. The award is the single largest research contract awarded to Auburn University. “Auburn has long been recognized for its world-class […]

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Watch: Ohio State University Highlights Safety and Security Efforts

As part of its work to improve safety and security on and off campus, Ohio State University has announced new surveillance upgrades, ongoing collaboration with local officials, and widespread availability of personal safety devices. In a Health, Safety, and Well-being Update video on March 1, President Kristina M. Johnson said the university is installing surveillance […]

Updated Security Guide Aims to Help Protect K-12 Schools

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its third edition of the CISA K-12 School Security Guide and School Security Assessment Tool (SSAT), which include new products to support K-12 schools and communities in their efforts to strengthen security and protect against a range of targeted violence and other threats. The guide and accompanying […]