As security technology gets smaller, faster, more accessible, and more powerful, it can also get more expensive. Budget-conscious security professionals must balance what needs to be protected with what they can afford, all with a need to be practical. We don’t put paperclips in a wall safe, but we can often outthink ourselves, believing that […]
The days of posting a few cops along the holiday parade route in a local town are over. Because of the constant risk of a terror attack, even relatively straightforward community events now demand a tactical action plan, more security or police staffing, and extra vigilance.
Surveillance operations may be required by security practitioners, private investigators, or corporate security investigators. These field activities may be need to prove employee theft or fraud, workers’ compensation fraud, or even to stop a potential workplace violence attack. Successful surveillance requires preparation.
Chuck Harold’s career took him from law enforcement to the security industry, and he now works as a security consultant and pioneering podcaster. He hosts his national “Security Guy Radio” podcast every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time. Harold has recorded over 600 episodes, and his guests have included a wide range of security experts […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]