Workplace violence is a fraught topic. Unfortunately, COVID-19 may be creating or exacerbating situations that may lead to violence in the workplace. Employers should be aware of this trend and determine what steps they can take to mitigate it.
Imagine a scenario in which an employee clicks a link in an e-mail and costs his or her employer $600,000. Unfortunately, this situation does not require one’s imagination. This is exactly what happened in Riviera Beach, Florida, when an employee clicked a link in an e-mail, and the government was crippled by a ransomware attack. […]
In our highly digitized world, the potential for theft, fraud, and other crimes is often greater through a computer than it is in person. The amount of information and access controlled in the cyber realm, as well as the ability to strike anonymously from anywhere around the globe, means hacking, phishing, and other cybercrimes are […]
Congratulations on your decision to become payment card industry (PCI)-compliant! There’s no time like the present to solve cybersecurity-related business concerns while improving your data infrastructure and process management at the same time. In the competition to keep bad guys away from your business’s (and your customers’) sensitive data, PCI compliance is a popular, well-known […]
Security officers are the “brand ambassadors” of any security guard company, since they visually represent the firm the entire time they are on post or at the client’s site. As such, they need occasional reminders about their visibility and accessibility to employees working at the client site who want information, access, support, and protection.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.
As we have been inundated with media coverage of mass shootings, the public at large has been polarized in its response. However, the efforts to protect employees cannot stall due to polarized ideas to stem the tide. The root causes and sources of the violence are varied, no single or simple prevention or mitigation strategy […]
It’s good practice for security executives to work with Human Resources to develop an organization-wide policy regarding how to respond in the event of an active shooter in the workplace. It’s even better to notify every employee in the organization of the policy and conduct regular training on the procedures. But it’s a bad idea […]
The recent mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and a crowded entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio have hopefully prompted many employers to question whether their employees have the preparation to react should an active shooter situation happen in the workplace.