Your insurer is your partner in the risk business. The more insurers understand how security products can impact risk mitigation, the more effectively they will be able to price premiums. Your company’s insurance rates are commensurate with your risk exposure,” says Neil Lakomiak, Business Development Director, Building and Life Safety Technologies for UL LLC.
Launched in 2007, Operation Shield is an initiative of the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to generate effective communication between the APD and both the public and private sectors and create a force multiplier for crime prevention and emergency preparedness. Through the Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC), APD officers are able to use software to monitor video feeds from both public and private sector cameras.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Fair Chance Ordinance, which limits when and to what extent employers can inquire into an applicant or employee’s criminal history
May 1, 2014
Employers cannot inquire into or run background checks involving criminal history until after the first live interview (including telephone or videoconference) or a conditional offer of employment. Employers cannot seek criminal conviction information on job applicants.
In the ever-changing world of security, staying one step ahead of the enemy is paramount.
March 1, 2014
With the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001, a pilot program called Puppies Behind Bars entered the War on Terror. First, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, one of the country’s largest Contract Working Dog (CWD) employers, came knocking.
Background screening is often the first line of defense against insider threats in an enterprise,
January 28, 2014
Background screening is often the first line of defense against insider threats in an enterprise, but according to Employment Screening Resources CEO and Founder, attorney Lester Rosen, “2014 promises to be the year of challenges in screening.”
The days of basing a hiring decision on gut instinct are long gone, with the need for pre-employment background checks a must in the process.
November 5, 2013
Most companies understand that one negative workplace incident can cripple a business; therefore an effective background check is vital to the well-being of the organization and staff. Moreover it is the imperative of Chief Security Officers and Human Resources to work together to ensure the due diligence of comprehensive background screening.
The business of hiring is a minefield of potential loopholes and pitfalls that culminate with one simple truth: “Everyone can lie.” It often falls to the security team to verify the backgrounds of potential employees, to ensure that applicants are being honest about where they’ve worked, what they’ve done and who they are.
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.