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.

Empowering Security Officers to Give Empowered Customer Service

Security officers are the “brand ambassadors” of any security guard company, since they visually represent the firm the entire time they are on post or at the client’s site. As such, they need occasional reminders about their visibility and accessibility to employees working at the client site who want information, access, support, and protection.

Security Technology

3 Big Mistakes That Could Doom Your Security Technology

The technological landscape has changed drastically since the turn of the century. With thought leaders in Silicon Valley and young entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the technology marketplace through continual development, it seems like there is no end in sight to these changes. One outcome of this ceaseless development is that C-suite security and information executives […]

A Clear and Present Danger: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]

Secret Santa gift on a desk in the office

Keep Security in Mind this Holiday Season

The holidays are time when we hopefully get to slow down and spend some quality time with family and friends, enjoy wonderful food, and of course, shop like crazy for all the deeply discounted gadgets and connected devices. Despite our deeply ingrained desire to give the coolest gifts, the headlines detailing major cybersecurity incidents involving […]

Creating Site Behavioral Standards for Security Officers

Security officers need to be hired for more than just their ability to stand a post. Following directions at the client’s site is certainly important, but officers need to know the limits of their duties, as well as when they should use their initiative, judgment, and intuition, on the client’s behalf.

An Ancient Lesson in Leadership for Security Professionals

Sometimes, the best leadership powers are the ones used sparingly, covertly, effectively, and boldly. Security department leaders can often get better results by taking charge from the edges of the issue, not from the center of it. We can find a great example of this leadership strategy in the mythology of ancient Greece.