Over the years the non-sworn, corporate public safety industry has failed to achieve any long-lasting measures of professionalism. There are many possible reasons for this failure, but chief among them is the failure to adopt reliable public safety officer core competency standards.
A bill in Nebraska would set school security standards for the state. Currently, it’s up to each school district to decide security standards, but state Sen. Rick Kolowski wants someone to help implement those measures, saying “To have someone at the state level that can give assistance to districts when they have questions or collect information from districts so we know where we stand.”
Perhaps one of the more overused buzzwords of the last decade is “convergence.” While its origins lie in the foundational achievement of the convergence of networking and routing using a common Internet Protocol (IP), telecommunication companies and cable operators have brought this terminology mainstream to describe the passing of voice, data and digital media, such as video, over some common network infrastructure.
Security breaches can cost organizations millions of dollars, and those costs could be followed by lawsuits, insurance claims, and hefty fines. Just as important are the devastating effects on company reputation and customer trust that could extend far into the future. A 2008 study by the Ponemon Institute, which researches information security policy and data protection, found that after a breach of credit card data businesses lose 31% of their customers.
Private industries need to join the fight against terrorist ideologies, says Financial Integrity Network Chairman Juan Zarate. Read how in the July edition of Security magazine. This issue also includes guidance about CSO compensation and salary, banking security, emergency notifications and more.