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.

Diverse IT Team

Get the Edge You Need at the Total Security Summit!

The Total Security Summit is a dynamic two-day event specifically targeted at Security Professionals across all sectors. The summit is set up to facilitate focused discussions between you and vendors who will walk you through the latest technologies and innovative solutions to meet your business’s security needs.

Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]

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Taking a Softer Approach to Security in the Smart Cities of the Future

There is currently a lot of hype about the “smart cities” concept, and communities and governments around the world are jumping onto the bandwagon. While most of the focus is on eliminating inefficiencies in a variety of infrastructure systems–from transportation to utilities and beyond—the reality is a “smart city” should equate to a “safe city.”

Hiring and Keeping Successful Security Officers

Just like “it’s not the money you make, but the money you keep,” it’s not just the security officers you hire but the ones who stay and who you want to stay. Hiring costs, even for entry-level security jobs, are always going to be high because of the screening processes, interviews, and early orientation and […]

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Three Cybersecurity Problems Associated with Mergers & Acquisitions

A merger and/or acquisition (M&A) can be an excellent way to expand your business. Done right, they can bring in new capabilities, help you reach new market segments, and take competitors under your own corporate umbrella. Unfortunately, if you’re not cautious, they can also end up being a cybersecurity nightmare.

Thinking About Asymmetrical Terrorist Attacks

The 9/11 attacks were a tragic example of what defense and terrorism experts call “asymmetrical methodologies,” using plane as bombs. In decades past, especially overseas and in the Middle East, terrorists either hijacked a plane or detonated a bomb. The 9/11 events combined those two in a devastating way. Are we creating defensive plans for […]

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Armed Security and the Potential for PTSD

The mental health protocols for police officers involved in a deadly force shooting situation are long-established, including access to psychological services, on-going therapeutic counseling, and monitoring the officers’ physical and emotional well-being. But what efforts need to be taken when an armed security officer shoots someone in the course and scope of his or her […]