Chicago's long, arduous history with fire has culminated in one of the strictest fire codes in the U.S., but many Second City establishments don't settle for the bare minimum of training and procedure.
It’s important for security professionals to understand their ownership of the facility they protect, and this could be difficult to foster in contracted security officials. However, several Chicago establishments have gone a long way to build that sense in some of the city’s landmark facilities.
The fire at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston was caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. The fire was reported just minutes after the second Marathon terror explosion blocks away in Copley Square.
The bombing at the Boston marathon may have shaken the nation to its core, but it has strengthened the resolve of security professionals to perform to the best of their abilities, as well as to supplement their own strength through public-private partnerships.
It is valuable to seek out answers to safer schools. Government and community leaders are looking at a variety of options that include armed guards, stronger gun control, regulation of the video game industry, and identifying better mental health initiatives, among others.
For the next generation of enterprise security leaders, is there a clear path forward to success? Enterprise security leaders discuss mentorships, education, certifications and the skills new CSOs and CISOs will need to succeed in their evolving roles and bring value to the business. But the problem is: with existing security leadership roles varying so widely, is the development of a uniform skill set even possible?