Between illnesses, family tension and medical bills, hospitals are already harbors for stress, and nothing escalates a stressful situation into a dangerous one faster and more unnecessarily than poor customer service, says Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Security reached out to Dean Alexander, Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and Associate Professor of Homeland Security at Western Illinois University, for suggestions on how business owners and security leaders can cooperate with law enforcement and gain additional insight before, during and after a potential terrorist incident like the one in Chelsea.
Earlier this month, AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Protection Services completed its merger, creating Allied Universal – an enterprise with more than 140,000 employees and estimated annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion.
A few months ago, cities around the world anxiously awaited for the results of the Global Cities Index, which identifies the world’s top 125 cities on the basis of their ability to attract and retain global capital, people and ideas, as well as sustain that performance in the long term.
Risks to energy sector enterprises continue to grow, with drones, terrorism and budgetary challenges looming. Compliance requirements are tightening as well, but as Everardo Trujillo, Manager of Information Security Engineering and Operations at Sempra Energy Utilities, says: “A lot of people say ‘compliance makes you secure,’ and it’s the other way around, really.”
More than 60 enterprise security leaders attended this year’s Security 500 West conference in Los Gatos, California, on May 17, and they participated in high-level panels and conversations about how CSOs and security directors could make a bigger impact on the organization without squashing innovation or compromising the enterprise’s culture – an understandably hot topic in Silicon Valley.
Led by CEO Al Grasso, The MITRE Corporation is paving the way to practical solutions for critical challenges in the U.S. while helping to foster talent, innovation and security for future generations. Learn more about this organization’s methods and mentorship in the October issue. Other topics in the October issue include profiles on the Port of Los Angeles and Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4K video surveillance tips and technology, security career advice and more.