To minimize the occurrence of physical and digital harm in the workplace, 90 percent of organizations are training employees on safety procedures, including compliance training and programs on other topics.
The Pennsylvania legislature passed a bill introduced by state Senator Andy Dinniman to provide grants for vital security and safety improvements to faith-based nonprofit organizations and those with diverse memberships.
In a recent Security webinar, How You Can Turn Security Training and Awareness into Action, Pieter Danhieux, Co-Founder and CEO of Secure Code Warrior, says there are 111 billion lines of code written by an estimated 22 million developers every year. “Building code is like building a house. If you do everything well, you end up with a beautiful, modern and secure house,” says Danhieux.
The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its new Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places–Resource Guide. It provides information on a wide range of free capabilities available via CISA that can be incorporated into the security practices of organizations of all sizes, not just soft targets and crowded places.
In government parlance, Boom is the detonation of an explosive device, initially used in speaking of a nuclear bomb. Those steeped in disaster preparedness and response now speak in terms of “left of boom” and “right of boom.” Left of boom is the planning and preparation that goes into ensuring that a device never detonates and right of boom deals with responding to a disaster, generally the man-made type. Much of what organizations do is to address left of boom.
We are all just a step away from being affected by a potential medical or security incident, whether in the workplace, while traveling on business or simply going about everyday life. The importance of new employee education, new traveler education or a refresher course on travel risk preparedness cannot be understated.
Large venues pose unique challenges to security and emergency preparedness. The combination of dense crowds, media visibility and high economic value at such events creates great risk to people, property and reputation. But how do you ensure strong security while also ensuring your patrons and fans still have fun?
Although not all events can be stopped, there are strategies to mitigate occurrences by identifying threats at organizations. Threat assessment should be used at the organizational level to identity behavior that could lead to violence.
The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) recently released new guidance on how to help healthcare officials address visitor and patient violence in hospitals. Patient violence – whether it is physical or verbal – not only threatens human life and the well-being of hospital staff but also threatens patient safety and creates an unhealthy work environment.
When the Mercedez-Benz Stadium was being built, leadership at AMB Sports & Entertainment decided to aim high when it comes to the quality of experience for fans attending events and games there. One key factor to becoming an “elite” venue, says Joe Coomer, CSSP, Vice President, Security, AMB Sports & Entertainment, was the game day associates – including parking attendants, ushers, beer vendors, the popcorn guy and, of course, the security staff.