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.

Violence Against Nurses Causes Morale, Retention Issues

Hospitals are like small cities, and the violence that plagues our communities mirrors what often goes on in our emergency rooms (ERs). The 24-hour environment is hard to control completely, even with perimeter and access controls, identification (ID) badges and key cards, the use of metal detectors accompanied by armed security, and the constant presence […]

Being an Expert Witness in a Security Case

Serving as an expert witness on a civil case related to security issues or perceived failures can be challenging, stimulating, lucrative, and difficult, all rolled into one project. There will always be a need for forensically-qualified experts for the civil suit process, but you must be prepared for the demands of the case and the […]

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How Does Your Organization Address Bullying and Harassment?

At BLR’s 2019 Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium, which took place on March 14–15 in San Antonio, Texas, Civility Partners founder and CEO Catherine Mattice-Zundel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, delivered a session urging employers to broaden their approach to workplace violence prevention. She encouraged employers to be proactive in how they address incivility, bullying, and harassment before they […]

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Recognize and Address an Insider Threat?

Update: News items that revolve around car maker Tesla and its maverick CEO Elon Musk tend to attract a great deal of attention. Yet somehow, despite all the attention, the events in question have a fuzzy quality about them. No one situation exemplifies this better than last summer’s story about Musk’s claim about an insider […]

The Value of EAP Referrals for Troubled Employees

Security professionals may not realize the depth of support they can get from the employee assistance program (EAP) that serves to support their company’s HR department. There are many misconceptions about EAP use, which security directors and managers can help alleviate when talking to employees with behavior issues.

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ASSP Issues New Active Shooter Guidance

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has created a new technical report containing guidelines for employers to prevent and respond to incidents of workplace violence. This guidance comes on the heels of recent high-profile active shooter incidents.

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Dates Added for Total Security and Facilities Management Summits!

Forum Events, a leading networking event offering that provides opportunities for senior-level executives to meet with high-quality solution providers, improving ROI by optimizing the sourcing process, is excited to announce the expansion of its Total Security and Facilities Management Summits, increasing from two events per year to four, starting in 2019.

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Talent Gap Remains a Serious Concern in 2019

One of the biggest news items of 2018, the hot job market, has proved to be a blessing and a curse. With low unemployment, many employers are struggling to attract top talent. While this talent shortage has impacted most industries, hiring managers looking for qualified cybersecurity personnel might need to considerable patience. Postings for cybersecurity […]