When it comes to integrating technologies, policies and procedures for K-12 and college organizations, the class acts are those that best know the classrooms, campus threats, security solutions, stakeholders, infrastructures, budgets and culture all wrapped inside these “micro-communities.”
Unfortunately, the makings of an active shooter situation arise almost every day. Just weeks ago, for example, a 16-year-old student from Dysart High School of El Mirage, Ariz., was arrested for carrying a loaded .25-caliber handgun to school and for making threats to a 14-year-old student, according to a report from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
Especially in K-12 environments and in certain locations or situations within higher education, the ways that staff and security manage visitors can make a crucial difference, according to Patrick V. Fiel Sr., a recognized national campus security expert.
While conventional credentials such as visitor passes and access devices enable physical access, the underlying issue is to verify, validate and track the individuals holding these credentials. The ability to effectively manage identities campus-wide improves security to best protect people, property and assets.
Global Security Operations Centers (GSOCs) are a valued necessity to support an enterprise’s global business goals and operations today, but building one requires buy-in, organization and insight from the enterprise’s internal and external customers, including its GSOC operators.