Schools, businesses, tourist attractions and everyday gathering places are increasingly targeted for terrorism and shootings. How can security leaders keep their facilities safe without damaging the culture?
Where within the enterprise the corporate security department reports is often more form over function. It may be personality driven, power driven or simply a corporate culture thing. Many companies have a hard time deciding where corporate security should report.
The answer to this question is most often “a lot.” When you limit the question to the security industry alone though, the answer can sometimes be “not much,” which is a reflection of the path a candidate takes to enter the profession.
In my first column I invited you into the office of the CSO and the CEO of a company that had re-positioned itself as a security risk management services (SRMS) provider; a new category that I feel is emerging to address the need for a 360-degree view and understanding of an organization’s risk strategy, plan, processes and metrics.
The March multiple terror attacks in Brussels that resulted in more than 30 people killed and more than 250 injured raises again the specter of terrorism globally. While since 9/11 fewer than 50 people have been in killed in the United States due to jihadist-inspired terrorism, that paltry number fails to illustrate that the jihadi threat here is significant as hundreds – if not thousands – of persons would have succumbed to otherwise stymied plots.
Registration and housing are now open for the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2016), which takes place September 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.