Tag: Physical Security

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 […]

Now & Next: Empowering Women in Security (Infographic)

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, top advocates in the security industry offer insights and inspiration for both seasoned professionals and women considering a career in the space. Please help spread the empowerment by sharing this Q&A infographic!

SIA Reveals the 2022 Women in Security Forum Power 100 List

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the inaugural honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community. The 2022 Power […]

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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 […]

Survey Explores the ‘Changing Role’ of Physical Security

Physical security continues to evolve from being seen as a tool for mitigating risk, to playing a much more significant role in organizations’ digital transformation, according to a new report from Genetec Inc. Based on insights from over 2,000 physical security leaders from around the world, the report looks at how the role of physical […]

U.S. Businesses Face Continued Rise in Physical Security Threats

As U.S. companies continue hybrid work in this third year of COVID-19, already-high levels of physical threats are expected to continue to rise; significant health and safety protocol-related conflicts between management and employees are occurring; and workplace violence preparedness at businesses is primarily reactive and inconsistent. These are some of the findings from a new […]

TSA Adds 3-D Scanners at N.Y. Airports to Better Detect Explosives

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed “state-of-the-art” computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners at several airports throughout New York state. According to the government agency, the 3-D technology provides critical explosives detection capabilities while requiring fewer bag checks. TSA installed the new CT scanners at Massena (MSS), Watertown (ART), Ogdensburg (OGS), Plattsburg (PBG), and Ithaca […]

Guns at Work: Keeping Employees Safe in Troubling Times

Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of all fatal on-the-job injuries. Nearly half of all states, however, now have laws in some […]