The Ohio House passed House Bill 308, which allows peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who have PTSD due to employment to be eligible for compensation and benefits regardless if they already suffer from an accompanying injury or not.
As technologies and laws continue to evolve, and more people move into urban centers, cities are looking for ways to become smarter – and safer. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in an urban area. It is predicted that by 2030, our planet will have 41 mega-cities with more than 10 million inhabitants each. After all, a successful city attracts businesses, fosters innovation and provides incredible opportunities for its citizens. But how do we construct and manage cities so that everything, and everyone, flows smoothly today and in the future? How can we ensure that cities are resilient and continue to succeed as they grow?
The Mass Shooting Tracker reported that in 2019 there were 374 mass shootings in the U.S. Given this reality, it is essential to take all possible steps to protect your employees and visitors from harm. It should be a core requirement of every organization’s security plan to give serious consideration to how they will thwart an active shooter. Putting a security plan in place to guard against on-site violence begins at the perimeter, and security entrances are a strong first line of defense against the threat of an active shooter.
The Trump Administration launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov, which has resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to address threats related to safety, security and support in schools.
The Senate unanimously passed the "School Bus Safety Act," sponsored by State Senator Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green), which will bring more awareness to school bus safety issues and increase penalties for people who violate laws designed to protect students while going to and from school.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.