When we think of workplace violence, we far too often think about physical violence, which is the end point in a series of events. This isn’t overly surprising, given the visceral visibility of violent actions. The problem is, when we focus on the physical violence, we tend to forget about the events that either lead […]
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.
As technology advances into new frontiers, the growing threat of job automation increases. But, what does that mean for security and security jobs?
More state governors are signing legislation allowing employees who hold a valid a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit to bring their guns to work, college campuses, and even K–12 schools in some rare instances. These new state laws can clash with company policies about firearms on the property.
The intricate interrelationship between physical, IT, and cybersecurity is sometimes hard to differentiate. As convergence brings physical security and logical information network processes together, the lines are becoming even more blurred in regard to what role security personnel plays in an organization.
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 […]
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 […]
Physical security and logical information networks within organizations have traditionally been completely separate, but a new form of cybersecurity and physical security convergence has started to emerge over the past few years. Has the convergence movement taken hold as a corporate culture?
A server containing a staggering 24-plus million financial documents collected over more than a decade was discovered to be hemorrhaging data. The documents contained some of the most sensitive personal information possible: financial and banking information relating to mortgages and loans written by several banks in the United States. A data breach of this scale […]
The definitions of workplace violence and sexual harassment seem unrelated at first, but since HR and security professionals are so often called in to work together on both issues, the crossover between the two policies suggests these incidents share several commonalities.
On January 18, 2019, President Trump signed a bill providing another 15 months of funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program (CFATS). Trump signed the bill the day after the program was set to expire. News of the extension provides a moment to examine one of the more unusual […]