Compared to 2021, 88% of business and security leaders note an increase in physical threats to their enterprise organizations.

As companies continue hybrid work in this third year of COVID-19, the levels of physical threats are expected to continue to rise, significant health and safety protocol-related conflicts between management and employees are occurring, and workplace violence preparedness at businesses is primarily reactive and inconsistent. 

The 2022 State of Protective Intelligence Report, a study commissioned by the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, surveyed 359 chief security officers, chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, general counsels, physical security directors, corporate attorneys and physical security decision-makers at U.S. companies with over 5,000 employees to examine how they see physical security challenges and opportunities unfolding in 2022.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 88% agree, compared to the beginning of 2021, companies are experiencing a dramatic increase in physical threat activity.
  • 88% have reopened offices and are encountering significant conflicts between management and employees regarding health and safety protocols, as well as work-from-home policies

Physical security leaders reported their top challenges to be threat data management (41%), physical threats to remote workers (33%), and physical threats to C-suite executives (32%).

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