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.
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.
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 […]
Workplace violence is not industry specific and happen to workers in any organizations. With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) recently reaffirmed that workplace violence is a recognizable hazard and reminds employers that they are responsible for protecting employees from assaults and homicides.
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 […]
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.
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.
The recent mass shootings at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and a crowded entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio have hopefully prompted many employers to question whether their employees have the preparation to react should an active shooter situation happen in the workplace.
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 […]
When it comes to compliance, keeping your data secure should be one of the biggest priorities for your business. How can different companies with different requirements make sure they are compliant?
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 […]