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New Responses to Church Security

Because churches are always welcoming places for people in various stages of spiritual or actual need, they can attract people with mental illnesses, substance abuse problems, homelessness, or even with an eye toward stealing from the facility or harming the adults, children, or students who go there as well.

Providing Executive Protection When the Exec Is Reluctant

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 protectees’ ability to do their jobs and live their lives in a relatively normal […]

Feds Still Say No to Marijuana Dispensary Bank Accounts

Since marijuana is still categorized and scheduled as a dangerous drug per the federal government, dispensary owners and operators are still forbidden by federal banking laws from opening business bank accounts.

Why Aren’t Posted Orders Followed?

The posted orders at a security officer’s position exist for a reason. Their existence provides rules, responses, and a formalized structure for the officer’s work shift. So why are posted orders so poorly written or not followed? What are the liability concerns if they aren’t followed? How can site security managers craft better orders?

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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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]