Sometimes finding the solution to a security problem is about changing how you look at it. This can be a challenge, particularly if the problem is costly or is a significant safety threat. Our first reaction may be to find the most familiar or simplest way to make an immediate impact on the issue. But true security leadership requires us to stop and think about the problem through the eyes of the business and its goals, and to change our tactics based on what we see. One good example of this is how companies have dealt with the problem of theft of copper and other valuable metals.
Security practitioners from across the industry will find some exciting new offerings at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2011) in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 19-22. A new partnership with (ISC)2 (“ISC-squared”) broadens the educational program and opens valuable new networking opportunities. In total, this year’s Seminar will offer attendees more than 180 educational sessions across 22 tracks.
The shuttle Endeavour launched into space this morning with much fanfare. Behind the scenes, however, securing the shuttle, crew and the entire NASA operation, is not an easy task, yet it's done with much skill and grace under pressure.
Christina Duffey sees the big picture. She also believes that “the bar” has been raised in the security profession as employers, contractors and governments and others are increasingly taking additional steps to ensure that they are hiring or working with the most skilled and knowledgeable individuals in the business.
Violence in the workplace continues to make news headlines and is a growing concern to security, human resources, and management across all industries. Threats, verbal abuse, physical assault, and homicide in the workplace affect two million American workers annually.