Owners and employees of small businesses that assume hackers will ignore their organizations in favor of larger corporations are making a big mistake. In fact, small businesses may be the sort of “low-hanging fruit” favored by cybercriminals.
The technological landscape has changed drastically since the turn of the century. With thought leaders in Silicon Valley and young entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the technology marketplace through continual development, it seems like there is no end in sight to these changes. One outcome of this ceaseless development is that C-suite security and information executives […]
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.
As the number of active shooter incidents continues to rise and the fatality and injury counts increase, we are seeing more products that can provide highly-portable ballistic protection to both civilians and law enforcement officers. These backpacks, bags, and laptop cases are discreet and not obvious as to what they are, making them useful in […]
Security work often involves conflict, the possibility for crisis, and the need to be able to accurately predict the future. Each of these can be stressful, so security professionals can benefit from six daily tools for stress management, using the reminder BREADS, or Breathing, Relaxation, Exercise, Attitude, Diet, Sleep.
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 […]
Emerging as a key source for online criminals to interject malicious attacks, social media continues to grow and command larger audiences from a diverse group of individuals and businesses. Lurking in the background, scammers are taking advantage of unsuspecting victims in the social media space.
Serious first-aid events in the workplace will require a team approach, using help and support from security officers or security managers, employees, and their supervisors. Security employees may be the first on the scene or should be ready to direct paramedics to the right location in the facility, so they can provide aid to a […]
On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]
The holidays are time when we hopefully get to slow down and spend some quality time with family and friends, enjoy wonderful food, and of course, shop like crazy for all the deeply discounted gadgets and connected devices. Despite our deeply ingrained desire to give the coolest gifts, the headlines detailing major cybersecurity incidents involving […]