More than 10 years ago, I was deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force with one clear objective: disrupt terrorist activities by targeting and capturing al-Qaeda insurgents.
The National Safety Council is accepting applications for its 2020 Women in Safety and Student Member Congress and Expo scholarships. Both scholarships are aimed at advancing the safety profession and encouraging new safety professionals.
Hotels and casinos in Illinois will soon be required to have anti-sexual harassment policies that include, for certain workers, access to a safety button or notification device that alerts security staff.
Compromises of mobile devices can be just as damaging. They have the potential to undermine an organization's customer data, intellectual property and more. How can enterprises take on persistent mobile security threats?
In today’s dynamic environments, risk must be proactively managed. However, lack of sufficient intelligence can make it impossible to get ahead of threats and breaches. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a valuable tool in augmenting physical security with a more proactive approach.
When budgeting for video surveillance cameras, there are multiple factors to consider that affect cost beyond the camera itself. It’s important to also know the cost of installation, and the cost to service or upgrade a unit in the future. While configuring a small number of cameras will likely have little impact on cost, the labor involved in installing and servicing hundreds of cameras can be significant. A modular approach to camera design is necessary to reduce the installation costs and long-term maintenance of such cameras.
Travel is constantly evolving and there always seem to be new, easier and efficient ways to conduct business while on-the-go. However, as the industry evolves, it’s important for travelers and businesses to stay up-to-date on new services and best practices to efficiently communicate with employees and ensure overall safety.
George W. Anderson, director of World Trade Center security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will receive the 2019 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions.