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.

Getting Back to Facility Security Basics

In this era of mass attacks, cyberattacks, hacking, and the challenge of providing necessary security improvements without breaking the budget, it can help to prioritize your must-haves. This requires thinking beyond the usual (and expensive) security approach of “more guards, gates, fences, cameras, and lights.”

Man and robotic machine work together inside industrial building. The mechanical arm performs welds on metal components assisted by a worker who in turn manages welds manually.

Researchers Find Security Risks Relating to Industrial Machinery

The attack surface that security professionals must defend grows exponentially as more and more of our workplaces and processes are automated. This is especially true in industrial settings, where a host of machinery engages in a tightly coordinated dance, directed through instructions sent over wired or wireless networks. The price for a security breach is […]

Does ‘See Something, Say Something’ Really Work?

Right after the events of 9/11, the U.S. government began asking its citizens to help in the War on Terrorism by following a security mantra that is well-known today: “If You See Something, Say Something.” This advisory is designed to assist and support local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities by serving as extra sets […]

New Trends in Mass Attacks Go Beyond the Use of Guns

Recent workplace violence attacks in the United States continue to show the weapon of choice for mass-attack perpetrators is still a handgun, rifle, or assault weapon. However, for attackers in other countries, especially Asia and Europe, where firearms are harder to obtain, the choice for the most damage in a terroristic attack is the car […]

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Increase in Positive Drug Tests are a Security Concern

Drug use among employees is a broad concern for any organization, and with wide acceptance of medical marijuana and the legalization or decriminalization of recreational marijuana in many states, security (and HR) personnel can have difficulty navigating these changes. While public attitudes regarding marijuana use are shifting, serious concerns remain about the use and abuse […]

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Identifying and Approaching Depressed or Suicidal Employees

Recent research suggests that people are actually less depressed and less suicidal around the holidays, however, the World Health Organization reports that the number of people living around the world with depression increased 18.4% between 2005 and 2015, and that suicide was the second leading cause of death among those individuals aged 15 to 29 […]

Starting Your Security Consulting Practice

Many security practitioners leaving military or government service and retiring federal, state, and local law enforcement officers feel the desire to start their own security consulting companies using the skills they’ve developed over their long careers. But they often find that what worked well for them in the bureaucratic structure of their past work environments […]