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.

First Responders in Borough Park in wake of an explosion.

NIST Releases Draft Analysis of First Responder Mobile Device Security

Technology has always played an important role in the day-to-day duties of first responders, and now even more so, with the growing adoption of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). The network was built to facilitate faster, clearer communication between first responders from all departments, so that everyone heading to the site of an […]

Ballistic Packs for Civilians Becoming More Common

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 […]

Resilience Tools for Security Professionals Under Stress

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.

Hospitals are Emotional Places, Which Can Lead to Crime and Violence

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 […]

A Clear and Present Danger: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

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 Code of Quality Service for Security Officers

Excellence in customer service from onsite security officers doesn’t just happen; it’s a managed process, based on hiring the right people with a real service orientation, supporting them with solid policies, continuous training, positive supervision, praise when they do well, and corrective coaching and feedback when they need to improve.