Tag: Physical Security

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 […]

ISC West Wraps 2022 Security Event with ‘Record-Breaking Growth’

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close on March 25th with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022. As the first major security and public safety event of the year, ISC West took place March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas (SIA Education@ISC: March 22-24 | Exhibit […]

Faces of Security: Kim Hooper from Amazon

Remember when Amazon was mostly an online BOOK store? Wow, things have changed! The company has exploded into an e-commerce giant, entertainment producer, and provider of a bunch more other tech and services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions relied on Amazon to deliver essential goods (and, let’s admit it, some non-essential impulse buys) to their […]

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 […]

Security Industry Association Welcomes New Board and Committee Leaders

The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new chair, presented five new and four returning members to the SIA Board of Directors, and announced several new committee leaders at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership gathering, held March 22 during ISC West. James Rothstein, operating partner at Lee Equity, assumes the position as SIA’s chair of the board. Rothstein—who has nearly 35 years […]

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 […]