The controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project and recent environmental protests at worksites has led to international attention and a growing concern for critical infrastructure owners and operators.
If the Islamic State terrorist organization deliberately targeted Ariana Grande or her May 22, 2017, concert, new challenges will be presented for security professionals who provide close quarters protection to entertainment stars.
The world has become significantly more dangerous for business travelers and especially for those who are given short or long-term assignments away from their home base of operations. Dramatic changes in conditions across the domestic landscape as well as across the world have driven significant enhancements to corporate travel security programs.
Companies increasingly want a better understanding of what contributes to predicting performance in possible new hires. They want to better understand a candidate’s motivation, values, beliefs and goals in addition to their competencies. This allows the hiring organization to better assess whether there are personality characteristics and traits that, when pushed to extremes, will impede the individual’s ability to be effective in executing the responsibilities of the position.
As a leader, you get very few opportunities to create a culture of discipline around the goals and vision for your team. Over the last few years, this core leadership trait of “engagement” has become an imperative. How can you invite your employees into your vision and mission and have them make it their own?
What is ‘new age’ terrorism? In a paper addressing changes in terrorism, Dr. Arvind Adityaraj states: “…the magnitude of violence, lethality and the extensive use of technology to disseminate ideology, indoctrinate, and mold the mind of the youth in their fold…[with] business-like network structures clearly point towards the significant departure of old terrorism.”
Board training is a vital aspect of effective ethics and compliance programs, but fewer organizations are providing training to their board members – in 2017, only 44 percent of organizations are providing this education, compared to 58 percent in 2016. According to the NAVEX Global 2017 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report, only 17 percent of new directors received ethics and compliance training, and only one-fourth of organizations cover cybersecurity and cyber risk with the board.
Not that long ago, “major” events seemed relatively rare and seared themselves into the public’s consciousness. People remembered exactly where they were when JFK was assassinated, when the first plane struck the Twin Towers on 9/11, and when a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Who are the Most Influential People in Security? Find out which security leaders are making a difference in the September issue of Security magazine! Also, read about how New York is shaking up cybersecurity, changes in drone legislation, three steps to prepare for the GDPR, school surveillance savings and more.