In the ever-changing world of security, staying one step ahead of the enemy is paramount.
March 1, 2014
With the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001, a pilot program called Puppies Behind Bars entered the War on Terror. First, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, one of the country’s largest Contract Working Dog (CWD) employers, came knocking.
Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.
If your organization is operating in an area where the risk of kidnap is deemed high, you should consider the Special Risk options available through the insurance market. Carried by many leading underwriters, Kidnap/Ransom and Extortion (KRE) coverage reimburses the losses associated with a kidnap.
The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.
Recently, there was a mall shooting in which three people died about five miles from my home in Columbia, MD. My wife and I were to have been there getting her phone fixed in the exact part of the mall where the killings took place.
While the recent budget deal may provide some relief for agencies charged with transportation domain security, this year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face infinite national security challenges with a finite amount of funding.
Employers, contractors and affordable housing providers will have limited use of criminal background checks in vetting workers or tenants under a new San Francisco ordinance signed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.
Thinking of building your own Global Security Operations Center? Learn from four leading enterprises about how they developed or modified their GSOCs to bring the most value to their enterprises. Also in this issue: how to attract better cybersecurity talent, healthcare data compliance, working with integrators to test security technology, the 2017 ISC West Product Preview and much more!