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Getting Back to Facility Security Basics

In this era of mass attacks, cyberattacks, hacking, and the challenge of providing necessary security improvements without breaking the budget, it can help to prioritize your must-haves. This requires thinking beyond the usual (and expensive) security approach of “more guards, gates, fences, cameras, and lights.”

Keeping Security Relevant in a Shared-Use Facility

How do you install new security devices or systems in a building you don’t own or operate? How do you get the landlord’s buy-in to make important changes to your part of the building? How do you keep your employees safe in a facility with multiple access control points and a shared lobby or reception […]

Identifying Weak Points in Your Access Controls

When it comes to security systems, policies and procedures, and equipment, we tend to take for granted what works right up until it fails. It’s critical to continue testing, evaluating, and event-stressing the systems we have in place to protect employees, clients, customers, company assets, and the entire scope of the property.

Preventing Social Engineering Hacks

Cyberattackers often try to gain entry to critical IT systems through the various electronic entry points and backdoors left by the programmers who created them. Some hackers take the human approach, which can be much simpler, and attempt to get password and network access information by calling employees directly and impersonating their IT colleagues.

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The Challenge of New Federal OSHA Guidelines for Workplace Violence Prevention

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created new guidelines for workplace violence prevention, measurement, and response. Its purpose is to help organizations address when a workplace violence perpetrator violates OSHA’s well-known General Duty Clause (GDC), which says employees must protect their employees from all types of physical harm.

Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

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 […]

New TSA Travel Rules May Put Stress on U.S. Travelers Returning from Overseas

Recent changes and pending new ones in travel restrictions for airline passengers coming from certain Middle East countries have banned the possession of laptop computers inside the cabin of the plane. More changes may be forthcoming, including adding 71 additional international airports to the current list.

Ohio School District Allows Teachers, Staff to Be Armed

In what is a growing trend in some school districts across the United States, the school board for the Georgetown Village School District in Georgetown, Ohio, voted to allow its teachers and staff to be armed at work. All staff members who want to participate in this program will go through a 3-day firearms certification […]

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Employee Handbooks: The Vital Link in a Cybersecurity Chain

By Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer for IDT911 When it comes to cybersecurity, two factors are coming together in a worrying way. One lurks in the results of a survey, conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, that shows employee error is the leading cause of data breaches. The other was revealed in research carried […]