Tag: security

Tabletop active shooter training

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 […]

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.

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Reminder: Not All Phishing is High Tech

Security professionals have to prepare their organizations for any number of threats, both physical and cyber. As such, it’s imperative to create a comprehensive map of your business’s attack surface, and develop strategies that protect your assets, including people, infrastructure, and data. But with attention-grabbing headlines focusing on major security issues (active shooters, ransomware) it’s […]

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 […]

Software Patch

Still Using Windows 7? Security Updates End in 6 Months

Update: This Saturday (July 20) marks the 6-month countdown until Microsoft kills security updates for its beloved Windows 7 operating system (OS) on January 20, 2020. While many larger enterprises have either completed their migration to Windows 10, or will have finished their migration by that deadline, there are still a large number of organizations […]

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment, 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Workplace harassment is a pervasive issue that too often gets overlooked or simply dismissed by those with the authority to address issues before they escalate. Maybe employees on the receiving end of a workplace bully don’t feel comfortable reporting the incidents, or perhaps they don’t know what resources are available to them. Who should they […]