Tag: United States

Providing Executive Protection When the Exec Is Reluctant

It’s common for even presidents of the United States to chafe under the never-ending blanket of protection provided for them, in and out of the office, by the Secret Service. Similarly, executive protection must be thorough but not interfere with the executive’s ability to do their jobs and live their lives in a relatively normal […]

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Workplace Suicide Remains a Disturbing Trend

Security professionals tend to have their fingers on the pulse of their organization, though it’s not always easy to track potential workplace risks when there are few, if any visible red flags. Could you or your security team spot the red flags presented by an employee at your company that was be considering suicide? Would […]

The “Do Something” Dilemma in Workplace Violence Threats

Security practitioners can find themselves in a difficult position when they respond to workplace violence threats without a concrete plan, so that senior management can see how they will protect the organization from current or former employees; job applicants; current or former vendors or contractors; the domestic partner of an employee; or a stranger with […]

Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]

Being an Expert Witness in a Security Case

Serving as an expert witness on a civil case related to security issues or perceived failures can be challenging, stimulating, lucrative, and difficult, all rolled into one project. There will always be a need for forensically-qualified experts for the civil suit process, but you must be prepared for the demands of the case and the […]

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The Negative Effects of Not Preventing Workplace Violence

Every year, nearly 2 million American workers report that they are victims of workplace violence, according to research from OSHA. That number obviously doesn’t include the numerous unreported instances of workplace violence, which fall through the cracks due to a lack of preventive measures, policies, or mandated workplace violence training programs.

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Security Lapse Leads to Massive Leak of Sensitive Financial Information

A server containing a staggering 24-plus million financial documents collected over more than a decade was discovered to be hemorrhaging data. The documents contained some of the most sensitive personal information possible: financial and banking information relating to mortgages and loans written by several banks in the United States. A data breach of this scale […]