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.

BYOD

Adapt BYOD Policy to Account for Tech and Culture Change

Over the last decade, Silicon Valley’s constant drive to innovate has led to the development of ever-faster, more powerful ultra-portable devices such as tablets and smartphones. These network-hungry devices are ever-present, with more and more employees expecting mobility as part of their day-to-day work life.

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Chicago Incident (Among Others) Exemplifies the Wrong Way to Do Active Shooter Drills

It’s good practice for security executives to work with Human Resources to develop an organization-wide policy regarding how to respond in the event of an active shooter in the workplace. It’s even better to notify every employee in the organization of the policy and conduct regular training on the procedures. But it’s a bad idea […]

Less-Traumatic Active Shooter Training

Red Ball Drills Take the Trauma Out of Active Shooter Training

The “Run, Hide, Fight” model of training for an active shooter event has been the prevailing model for quite a long time now. While a critical facet for helping people understand their choices when responding to an active shooter, the model isn’t a plan for dealing with the threat. Enter a unique emergency preparedness method—Red […]

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Tips for Employee Training in Workplace Violence

Let’s say you have your workplace violence prevention plan in place, and you are conducting the training outlined in your plan. Part of the plan should include strategies for your workers to avoid harm. Here are four key tips to offer your workers should they be confronted with violence at your facility.

Diverse IT Team

8 Steps to Resolve Conflict on Your Security Team

Coworkers don’t always see eye to eye—and that holds true in the security field. What steps do you take to resolve conflicts among your security team members? Do you find the process effective? Here is a simple 8-step conflict resolution process that you and your employees can use to resolve any type of workplace conflict.

Policy Regulation Compliance

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 […]

Improving Your Workplace Violence Policy

Company HR and security professionals began to focus on workplace violence prevention using policies and training as far back as the early ’90s, when the issue was often described as something that happened either rarely, only at the U.S. Postal Service, or both. Early policies included language that prohibited weapons in the workplace and at […]