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Using Risk Terrain Modeling to Predict Active Shooter Events

More than 100 Americans die each year in active shooter events—and almost all active shooter events occur in somebody’s workplace, even if the intended victims are not employees. It’s a difficult risk to address, because active shooter events are largely random. Aren’t they? It would be difficult to predict with any certainty where one could […]

Empowering Security Officers to Give Empowered Customer Service

Security officers are the “brand ambassadors” of any security guard company, since they visually represent the firm the entire time they are on post or at the client’s site. As such, they need occasional reminders about their visibility and accessibility to employees working at the client site who want information, access, support, and protection.

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Considerations in Drafting a Workplace Violence Policy

Many companies have decided in recent years to implement internal policies regarding workplace violence. Typically, these policies include such items as what employees should do if they witness violence and/or hear threats concerning violence in the workplace. Some workplace violence policies also address what investigative efforts management will use upon receiving notice that an alleged […]

Protect Your Organization from Suspicious Mail and Packages

The mailing of packages containing pipe bombs to politicians, media outlets, and other public figures this week highlights the need to stay vigilant when handling incoming mail and packages. Though the likelihood of a suspicious and/or malicious package being sent to someone in your organization is incredibly rare, it’s better to have workers stay focused […]

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Reasons Workplace Harassment Goes Unreported

The majority of workplace harassment cases are never reported to either HR or security and therefore, they are never addressed or resolved. Whether it’s sexual harassment, bullying, or some other form, workplace harassment is much more pervasive than the statistics show. So, why is it that workplace harassment often goes unreported? Let’s take a look.

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Top 5 Countries Where Cyberattacks Originate

The cybersecurity industry and threat actors exist in a state of co-evolution. For each advancement that cybersecurity professionals make, cybercriminals find innovative (and increasingly complex) ways around the barriers. Advanced cyberattacks even have the power to hijack your organization’s network, allowing access to your protected, confidential data stored in your servers or on your cloud. […]