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.

Avoiding Bias When Hiring Security Officers

The challenge for the security guard industry has always been: How do we hire the best and the brightest, even though we can’t pay them as much as we need to? How do we attract qualified people? Security officer firms that need to hire a lot of guards to staff a new or expanding contract […]


Handling Disruptive People in Public Spaces

Certain facilities have an “invitee relationship” with the public, and they actively encourage people to use their hotels, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, or nightclubs. Beyond just the hospitality industries, other public facilities include hospitals and medical clinics, stores and malls, churches, libraries, and parks. Security managers and their officers need to know how to use […]


Working with Other Security Consultants on Large Projects

Opportunities to join together to respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for security equipment sales, consulting, guards, or facility assessments can be an exciting time for security practitioners looking to expand their book of business. But any type of joint endeavor needs careful scrutiny to avoid future misunderstandings about fees, assignments, rights and risks, and […]


Chip Breakthrough Carries Digital Data as Sound Waves

In what is labeled a breakthrough, researchers from Australia are the first to successfully store light-based information as sound waves on a microchip. The new chip slows down the speed photons travel when processing the data being carried by them, making them ideal for use in computing.


Attacks on Lawyers Call for a Threat Assessment Approach

Incidents of attorneys being shot or assaulted by angry clients have a long history in this country, as the patched-over bullet holes in courthouses around the United States can attest. Whether these attacks occur on the street (Van Nuys, 2003), in an office (in Phoenix, 2013), or in a high-rise complex (the 1993 rampage at […]


The Media Is Calling You for a Quote

If you’re a security professional with your own consulting or security equipment firm, you may be called on by the news media to give them a quote. It could be for a story from one of your hometown TV stations, the local radio station, or newspaper, or even a national cable news outlet. You could […]