Despite the gravity of what security personnel potentially face each and every day, popular culture delights in depicting them in a comical light. Reality shows and films provide light-hearted fun and entertainment, but in no way personify the real world of security officers on the job.
Training for transportation security officers, the screeners who inspect airline passengers and baggage, needs improving, according to a report by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general. The inspector general's office said its recommendations, "if implemented, would improve the agency's management of its screening workforce training program."
Like the requirement to review technological needs against current and future applications, so must companies review and assess current training methodologies and objectives in addressing Workplace Violence Prevention and Security Awareness.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.