The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]
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Are you ready for a data breach? Is your business prepared to address the potential data loss if a hacker infiltrates the network server housing your customers’ personal information? Read on to learn how to answer the million-dollar questions that will inevitably come your way when a data breach occurs.
What is the probability of violent crime at your facility? High? Low? What kinds of crime are you most vulnerable to? Is there anything you can do to evaluate your risk?
It’s common for even presidents of the United States to chafe under the never-ending blanket of protection provided for them, in and out of the office, by the Secret Service. Similarly, executive protection must be thorough but not interfere with the executive’s ability to do their jobs and live their lives in a relatively normal […]
Security professionals tend to have their fingers on the pulse of their organization, though it’s not always easy to track potential workplace risks when there are few, if any visible red flags. Could you or your security team spot the red flags presented by an employee at your company that was be considering suicide? Would […]
Security practitioners can find themselves in a difficult position when they respond to workplace violence threats without a concrete plan, so that senior management can see how they will protect the organization from current or former employees; job applicants; current or former vendors or contractors; the domestic partner of an employee; or a stranger with […]
There is a movement underway to better maintain new buildings sprouting up across America through the integration of systems that support environmental initiatives.
To fight crime and protect people, property, and assets, we know there will always be more security officers than police officers in the United States. But the numbers of each are closer than you might expect. The need for this mutual partnership, offering support to each group’s specific duties and job requirements, must benefit from […]
Serving as an expert witness on a civil case related to security issues or perceived failures can be challenging, stimulating, lucrative, and difficult, all rolled into one project. There will always be a need for forensically-qualified experts for the civil suit process, but you must be prepared for the demands of the case and the […]
Every year, nearly 2 million American workers report that they are victims of workplace violence, according to research from OSHA. That number obviously doesn’t include the numerous unreported instances of workplace violence, which fall through the cracks due to a lack of preventive measures, policies, or mandated workplace violence training programs.