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Employee Unwellness and the Rise of Workplace Shootings

Workplace violence has been a problem in California and across the nation for decades, and it appears to be getting worse. Some governmental estimates have identified up to 36 mass killings in California workplaces in the last decade, including five since the start of 2021. According to a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, […]

Best Practices for Data Breach Detection, Response

It’s not a matter of who will be affected by a data breach but when. The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened a Pandora’s box of data predators. For a company, the breaches can be costly, both financially and in other ways, including the devastating toll they can take on your reputation. Many breaches occur because of […]

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BYOD Security Risks

We’ve talked before about the reasons an employer may benefit from implementing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy in the workplace, such as cost reduction, improved employee satisfaction, the likelihood of better technology standards, and the decreased time to productivity on a personal device, just to name a few. But there are quite a few security risks, […]

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment, 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue that too often gets overlooked or simply dismissed by those with the authority to address issues before they escalate. Maybe employees on the receiving end of a workplace bully don’t feel comfortable reporting the incidents, or perhaps they don’t know what resources are available to them. Who should they […]

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Online Security in the Age of Increased Remote Workers

As diagnosed cases of the coronavirus continue to spike in much of the United States, “social distancing” has entered the common lexicon—and has cemented its hashtag status on social media. Many companies find themselves pushing back their formal return to office dates, and are continuing to encourage employees who can work from home, to continue […]

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Tips for Improving the Effectiveness of Your Security Team Meetings

As a security team leader, there’s one thing you have in common with every other manager in every organization around the world: You need to run effective meetings. Whether you oversee a cybersecurity team at a multinational company, set priorities for maintaining perimeter or facility security, or lead an entire security operation at a small […]

Mandatory Drug Screenings Could Have Negative Repercussions

Employers often feel an obligation to implement a drug screening program in the workplace, typically with the safety and security of the workforce in mind. It is used as a precaution to ensure people who would be a danger to others aren’t hired. Random testing is also used to discourage employees from using drugs after […]

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How to Stop Thinking About Work After Hours

Relaxing properly is essential to maintaining your physical and mental health, and it has never been more necessary than for security professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Japanese actually have their own word, karōshi, to refer to death from overwork.) This is especially true for security professionals. Failure to relax can negatively impact the quality […]

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Will You Be Ready When the Next Storm Strikes?

As a security leader,  it’s important to be ready for any emergency, and that includes preparing for weather emergencies. So, when that dreaded alert from the National Weather Service pops up on your computer or phone: “Area Flood Warning” predicting storm activity such as  high winds and heavy, sustained rainfall for your area, will your […]