The debate over the danger of impending doom from artificial intelligence (AI) rages on, but AI or machine learning is already being applied and developed across several security technologies.
Category: Emerging Issues in Security
Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.
Bluetooth mesh networking allows thousands of devices, sensors, and controls to communicate with each other. A new mesh networking standard is bringing the technology to the forefront.
A new survey of 2,000 working adults concludes that 43 percent of U.S. workers believe they are too tired to function safely at work. The alarming findings are revealed in a new National Safety Council (NSC) Report, Fatigue in the Workplace: Causes and Consequences of Employee Fatigue.
HR and security practitioners must fully understand the differences between a threat assessment, an employee assistance program (EAP) referral, an intervention by a psychologist, and a Fitness for Duty (FFD) evaluation, usually done by a psychiatrist. There are significant legal differences, and the approaches and outcomes can lead to different responses while trying to manage […]
An ongoing argument in the security world centers around the measure of loyalty from security officers who are actually employees of the company they protect versus being simply contract vendors from an outside security firm. A similar concern can be raised if we compare the security vigilance of full-time employees at a company versus interns, […]
Hospitals are like small cities, and the violence that plagues our communities mirrors what often goes on in our emergency rooms (ERs). The 24-hour environment is hard to control completely, even with perimeter and access controls, identification (ID) badges and key cards, the use of metal detectors accompanied by armed security, and the constant presence […]
A number of behavioral factors can come together to make the healthcare environment a difficult place to keep secure. Despite new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines designed to specifically enhance the safety of healthcare workers, new access control and visitor policies, and required violence reporting procedures by staff to the leadership teams, the […]
Employees caught up in the stress of a discussion about their potential misconduct can exhibit certain specific semantic behaviors and word choices as they tried to lessen, hide, or distract the security investigator from asking hard questions to discover the real truth. The discussion often shifts from an interview—which you do with all involved employees […]
Holistic security is a popular catch phrase being used to describe a method of establishing or improving security strategies. Rather than looking separately at security processes, it attempts to integrate all the elements designed to safeguard an organization.
Security, HR, and/or a threat assessment team can work together and use a five-step model to manage a current or former employee making threats. As with many dynamic situations involving the threat of workplace violence, there is no one perfect solution. These ideas, especially done in combination, can deter subjects from violence, both while they […]