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Workplace Violence Prevention: Plain Talk and No Emotion are Key to Communication

Most organizations have some form of workplace violence prevention plan in place. However, that is only the first step. Security or HR personnel may not know how to effectively communicate this plan to employees, or how to appropriately communicate that an actual incident is in progress. According to 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium keynote speaker, […]

Easy Fixes to Improve Cybersecurity and Avoid a Breach Ignored

When it comes to cybersecurity you can never be 100 percent protected but certain measures can be taken to mitigate the risk, including proper backups, training and updating software. You may think it’s a no brainer but thousands of organizations do not follow these simple guidelines.

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Security Professionals Need AED and CPR Training

Security officers may be first on the scene of a medical cardiac emergency involving an employee, customer, or other user of the facility being protected. Besides basic first-aid skills, they need to be ready to provide CPR support or be trained in the use of an AED.

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What is Your Car Recording About You?

According to a survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans spend close to 300 hours a year behind the wheel of their cars. And for some of us that number is much more. We trust our cars to get us where we want to go safely, but what information does our car have […]

Man’s Clothing Set on Fire by an Electroshock Weapon

Taser or “Taser-style” conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) are popular among law enforcement officers as a nonlethal method to control an individual who poses a threat to others. While a large number of police officers carry these devices, private security firms have lagged behind in deploying them. It could be that security firms’ clients are reluctant […]

Detecting Lies in Employee Interviews Requires Specific Training

Internal employee behavior issues like theft of data, company or personal property, workplace violence threats, or sexual or racial harassment will demand an immediate investigative process. While the data and evidence gathering is a critical component, no conclusions can be drawn without a through and skilled interview of the potential perpetrator. Security professionals involved in […]

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The Value of New-Employee Security Orientations

The orientation process for new employees can be like drinking from a fire hose, with a lot of information—and not all of it completely relevant for them—in a short period. The Security department may play a large or small role in this discussion, and it’s critical that the presenters provide consistent, useful information that the […]

The “Do Something” Dilemma in Workplace Violence Threats

Security practitioners can find themselves in a difficult position when they respond to workplace violence threats without a concrete plan, so that senior management can see how they will protect the organization from current or former employees; job applicants; current or former vendors or contractors; the domestic partner of an employee; or a stranger with […]