Resisting a move to plastic money, Euro banknotes will remain paper as the European Central Bank chooses to fight counterfeiting with new security measures, according to Reuters. The ECF also has no plans to eliminate the 500-euro notes favored by some criminals.
The federal government has fined Virginia Tech $5,000 for a violation of a campus safety law in connection with the 2007 massacre, The Washington Post reports. The fine follows a finding that the university had inconsistent policies on the timely warning of safety threats, and it failed to disclose one of them as required under the federal Clery Act. The maximum possible fine for such a violation is $27,500.
Matrix Systems, an access control and security solutions provider with a 35-year history, announced today the creation of two new strategic channels of business: Frontier and Xentry Systems Integration.
A security executive’s primary strategy should be to prevent lawsuits from happening, so hiring practices and vetting of security firm partners are the first defense. All security officers must be subjected to criminal background and employment history checks.
Referencing preferential hiring of veterans for law enforcement and fire department positions, Senator Jim Beach of New Jersey proposed legislation to create a three-year pilot program in 12 school districts to recruit veterans for schools' safety and security needs.
Consolidation and technological advances are changing the face of the guarding industry. How will this affect enterprise security leaders? Learn more about changes to the security officer services industry as well as the Top Guarding Firms Listing in the December 2016 edition. Also in this issue: a new financial focus on cybersecurity, what to do in your first three months as a new CSO, the ostrich style of security management, and more.