Category: Policies and Training

Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

Crafting Security Officer Interview Questions

Selecting officers for security roles demands careful interview questions based on scenarios those officers are likely to encounter at their posts. It’s not enough just to look for enthusiasm about the job and a willingness to work in different environments. Security officer candidates must be exposed to realistic and likely situations that test their decision-making […]

Even Familiar Vendors Need to Follow Access Control Policies

It’s easy for vendors to get overly familiar with their customers and try to bypass security policies related to access control, waiting time, or being in parts of the facility they really don’t need to be. All employees need to be reminded to follow established protocols for vendor interactions.

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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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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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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 […]

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When Security Policies Get in the Way of Security

Policies are important tools that allow businesses to dictate standard operating assumptions across their workforce. Externally, they help the flow of information between the organization, vendors, and clients. Internally, policies frame who has clearance to access different classes of data and acceptable use of company resources, all the way through how managers interact with their […]

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Can Technology Help Close Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Talent Gap?

The current job market is hot, and with unemployment at a low, many employers are struggling to attract top talent. While most industries are struggling to recruit the best people, those who are looking for qualified cybersecurity personnel might need to dig deep into their reservoir of patience. Hiring managers tasked with posting cybersecurity jobs […]

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The Negative Effects of Not Preventing Workplace Violence

Every year, nearly 2 million American workers report that they are victims of workplace violence, according to research from OSHA. That number obviously doesn’t include the numerous unreported instances of workplace violence, which fall through the cracks due to a lack of preventive measures, policies, or mandated workplace violence training programs.