A student missing after a catastrophic earthquake, a bus carrying students is involved in a fatal accident in an area with no cellphone connectivity, or a terrorist attack closes a major international airport – each of these realistic scenarios can quickly turn an exciting study abroad program into a personal and organizational crisis.
Much of today’s security philosophy focuses on the idea of prevention. School, church, hospital, public and commercial facility and security managers are taking a proactive approach to security by deploying access control, perimeter security and other measures.
In the wake of disasters like Nepal’s earthquake, proactive efforts provide a significant return on investment when reacting to the extraordinary challenges of response and recovery; they reduce the demand for reactive resources in environments rife with life safety constraints and limitations.
Emergency services and law enforcement personnel are getting a workout this year in California, between droughts, wildfires and heavy flooding. However, through cross-departmental training, preparedness exercises and more, the Orange County area is up for the task.
After a disaster strikes, enterprises likely are champing at the bit to get back up and running, but operations often hinge on one major factor: employees. If an employee’s home is flooded, he/she has to choose whether to stay home and repair the house or go to work.
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.