Category: Grounds Security

For many businesses, it’s not enough that the building is secure—the immediate area surrounding it must be secure as well. We cover everything from fencing and perimeter security to grounds surveillance methods and appropriate staffing.

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Theft of Aircraft Prompts Authorities to Review Security Procedures Regarding Insider Threats

On Friday, August 10, 2018, a 29-year-old Horizon Air ground crew employee was (sadly) able to highlight the immediate, seemingly unpredictable impact posed by insider threats. The worker, Richard Russell, was able to use his access to the cargo area and tarmac to steal the aircraft. Using a pushback tug designed to move planes on […]

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Better Call Saul’s Glorious Total Security Moment

The fourth-season premiere of Better Call Saul landed on August 6, and it was every bit as entertaining and brilliant as fans have come to expect. But it also included a detailed, accurate, and dryly hilarious scene wherein a main character takes stock of a large corporation’s major security failings.

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YouTube Addressing Security Concerns as Part of Campus Expansion

The ease with which a disgruntled content creator walked onto YouTube’s property in San Bruno, California, last April and opened fire on employees shone a bright light on existing security issues inherent in Silicon Valley’s open campus culture. Tech companies have long desired to create a workplace that attracts the best talent, particularly the Millennials […]

TSA Chief: Security Needs to Move Beyond Checkpoints

Anyone who travels by air is very familiar with airport security checkpoints. But are they effective against new threats? The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that aviation security needs to shift away from checkpoints and toward more public areas of airports to adapt after recent attacks.

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Using CPTED for Higher Ed Campus Security

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is a useful strategy for security professionals, and it can be very effective in addressing the unique challenges of securing higher education grounds and facilities. Take a look at this presentation from the National Center for Campus Public Safety to see how. Designing Safety on Higher Ed Campuses: A […]

Campus Security: Time for a Program Assessment?

Have you considered all the angles concerning your campus’s security? Take a look at this presentation from the National Center for Campus Public Safety to see what elements you may be overlooking so that you can assess and build a better physical security program. Building and Assessing Your Physical Security Program from National Center for […]

Who Are the Potential Perpetrators of Vehicle Ramming Attacks?

The prevalence of vehicle-borne attacks in Europe over the last few years once had many security professionals in the United States asking daunting questions: “Can those types of assaults happen here? Why have we not seen cars, delivery trucks, panel vans, or even semitrucks used as terror weapons here to this point?” And then, a […]

Eagles: The Latest in Anti-Drone Security

After several incidents of unauthorized drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted military sites, the French air force has deployed a unique squadron in response. Four golden eagles have been trained to intercept and destroy the tiny rogue aircraft.