Healthcare security and life safety is “a constant balancing act between securing the facility and offering an open and caring welcome.” That’s consultant Tom Clancy’s sage advice. And an echo of Ohio Health’s Harry Trombitas’ experienced guidance: His security operation “values an open and welcoming atmosphere that focuses on outstanding patient care.
The gaming industry has seen rapid growth over the last few years. With the expansion of Indian gaming and the becomingly saturated market, casinos must have a competitive edge in earning guest loyalty. Generally, most casinos offer the same product, so what differentiating factors do people consider before patronizing an establishment?
The combined security officer companies employ 60,000 security professionals, with coverage in all 50 U.S. states, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together, they create the largest U.S.-owned security company.
For enterprises that have invested in having their own proprietary security forces, choosing the right tools can be a challenging prospect. However, the equipment you do select will have an enormous impact on how your security officers are able to work and how they are perceived by your enterprise, other employees and guests.
Nearly 72 percent of U.S. federal actions involving employee theft in 2014 involved small businesses – organizations with fewer than 500 employees, according to the 2015 Hiscox Embezzlement Watchlist. Within that group, four of every five victim organizations had fewer than 100 employees, and more than half had fewer than 25 employees.
Over the past few months, airport security hasn’t exactly made good headlines. Except for Miami International Airport. Unlike other airports across the U.S., Miami International Airport screens all employees that enter and exit the secured area of the airport. Miami has four checkpoints for employee screening, seven access gates for inspections of vehicles entering into the airfield, random background checks of employees and a mandatory security awareness class. Last year, the airport confiscated 209 employee ID badges for security violations. The airport has nearly 38,000 employees with ID badges, and 35,000 who have access to restricted areas. I spoke with Lauren Stover, Director of Public Safety and Security at Miami-Dade Aviation Department at the Miami International Airport (MIA) about the proactive stance that she and her team take each day.
On Demand The Intelligence Community (IC) has ignored blatant attacks on American business for at least the past 30 years. In 1995 the Intelligence Policy Board included "Industry" as a ?legitimate consumer of intelligence. The? IC's response was to state that Industry is not their "Customer". What is behind the IC's refusal to support the very economic base that they depend on for funding?
Not all employees are saboteurs or malicious actors, but without education, unwitting employees could cause just as much damage as a targeted data theft in the long run. Read how to prevent this in the August 2015 issue of Security. Also read how building stronger relationships with local and national law enforcement can aid in school security awareness and response, learn about the dangers of continuing to use old credit card terminals, and see the ASIS International 2015 product review.