Successful security practitioners, working as both in-house and on-site contractors, should see an important part of their role as to continuously educate their colleagues and clients on new security issues or updates, using a variety of formal and informal methods.
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.
The biggest threats to your company’s cybersecurity are not the dark, hooded figures that have come to represent hackers on TV commercials. In fact, neither are they actual hackers.
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.
Many companies have decided in recent years to implement internal policies regarding workplace violence. Typically, these policies include such items as what employees should do if they witness violence and/or hear threats concerning violence in the workplace. Some workplace violence policies also address what investigative efforts management will use upon receiving notice that an alleged […]
The mailing of packages containing pipe bombs to politicians, media outlets, and other public figures this week highlights the need to stay vigilant when handling incoming mail and packages. Though the likelihood of a suspicious and/or malicious package being sent to someone in your organization is incredibly rare, it’s better to have workers stay focused […]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new virtual toolkit to help first responders reduce their exposure to fentanyl and other illicit drugs. The toolkit provides resources to help keep first responders safe when arriving on a scene where illicit drugs, including fentanyl, are present or suspected to be present.
The majority of workplace harassment cases are never reported to either HR or security and therefore, they are never addressed or resolved. Whether it’s sexual harassment, bullying, or some other form, workplace harassment is much more pervasive than the statistics show. So, why is it that workplace harassment often goes unreported? Let’s take a look.
Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes. Usually, when people think of bullying, they envision a kid getting picked on by older peers on the playground or someone spreading rumors online. In reality, 82% of bullying occurs in peer-to-peer situations, which can continue into adulthood and even into the workplace.
The process of assessing and diagnosing mental health issues in a potential employee is complicated. Certain questions can offer valuable information about an individual’s behavior and reactions to work situations.
Internal employee behavior issues like theft of data, company or personal property, workplace violence threats, or sexual or racial harassment will demand an immediate investigative process. While the data and evidence gathering is a critical component, no conclusions can be drawn without a through and skilled interview of the potential perpetrator. Security professionals involved in […]