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Study Analyzes Availability of Weapon Use Among Hospital Security Personnel

Given an increase in violence in the hospital setting and continued attention on hospital security programs, there is a need to examine current hospital safety and security practices. 


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Mitigating Workplace Violence Risks with Awareness, Deescalation

Workplace violence incidents happen every day, in every industry, and statistics show reports that these events are on the rise.

Depending on the environment you’re in, physical safeguards such as desks, railings and panic buttons can be helpful deterrents. “You don’t want to make it look like a prison, but at the same time, you can make minor modifications that help protect.


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7 Benefits to Standardizing Healthcare Security

Standardization of healthcare protocols and procedures is an established practice that helps create a safer and more affordable patient culture.
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How Federal Background Checks Are Changing

The Snowden leaks, the Navy Yard shooting, and recent evidence that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s primary background check contractor all have forced the federal government to look at changing the way it does background checks.

The report from June 4, 2014, stated that one USIS employee turned in more than 15,000 investigations in one month, translating to about 21 screens every hour of every day during that month, which has raised red flags.


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California Considers Bill Requiring Hospital Violence Prevention Plans

California Senator Alex Padilla has introduced a bill to address violence against workers at hospitals and health facilities.


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Managing Security for Emergency Departments with High-Risk Patients

Hospital Emergency Departments are a truly unique environment.

Due to a number of complex issues which often include a lack of available dedicated psychiatric department beds, a growing population of persons with behavioral disorders and a decreased availability of treatment options due to budget reductions, boarding times of psychiatric or behavioral health patients has skyrocketed in recent years.


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At Least 1 Fatality, 14 Injuries in Fort Hood Shooting

A suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is dead, and there are at least 14 injuries.


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Top 5 Recommendations for International Active Shooter Risk Mitigation

Active shooter incidents continue to occur around the world as the most disturbing type of a workplace violence incident.

Workplace violence incidents are not isolated to any one country, so global enterprises should maintain plans for active shooter or workplace violence events for each country of operations. Learn where to start with these top five universal recommendations.


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Oregon City Latest to Allow Concealed Carry for City Employees

Milton-Freewater, Ore., is the latest city to allow city employees to carry guns while on the job, according to The Union Bulletin. The City Council approved a change in the employee handbook Monday that allows properly-permitted staff to carry a firearm at work.


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Security 500: How Security’s Risk Mitigation Focus Creates a Risk-Nado!

What are the Top 10 Trends enterprise security executives concerned with now, and what should you plan for in 2014?

Security 500 members are enabling enterprise missions through proactive risk and resilience programs built on strong customer service cultures. Transforming security into a service organization requires flexible strategy and brilliant execution in an ever turbulent and global Risk-Nado.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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