My experience in the public safety sector has taught me that the only thing you can expect every day on the job is the unexpected. From civil unrest to natural disasters, unexpected events occur daily with little or no warning. When unforeseen or unpredictable emergencies occur, security departments are often called upon to help mitigate the situation. This can cause a sudden and massive surge in demand for additional manpower. So how can a security operation rapidly fulfill excessive labor requirements while synchronously managing the crisis at hand?
Emergency communications are changing. At the City of Stamford, Conn., Joe Gaudett, Director of Emergency Communications says that his biggest focuses right now are keeping his staff safe and secure; having enough resources; and using technology to continue to function and respond safely and efficiently to serve its citizens. Learn how Gaudett and the city of Stamford have responded to COVID-19 and implemented new technologies to help ensure operational efficiency and increase safety and security.
While many organizations understand the need for a security executive, organizations that have taken a holistic approach, have added the chief risk officer (CRO) position to evaluate all organizational risk. So, what is a chief risk officer, who makes a good candidate, where does the CRO stand organizationally within an enterprise, and what value does one add? Here are all your CRO questions answered.
Supporting a goal of empowering regional teams to make the most informed decisions is Baker Hughes’s Global Intelligence & Travel Security Operations Center (GITSOC). When Baker Hughes separated from GE’s oil and gas division in 2019, the event presented a unique opportunity for the Security team to create its own operating model and processes from the ground up to support the organization independently, providing the catalyst for the creation of the GITSOC. Learn about energy giant Baker Hughes’ GITSOC, as well as its value and relevancy to the greater enterprise.
Lessons are best learned when we don’t expect them. That’s why television ads can have a profound impact. Though some are mindless or annoying, others are transformational and enduring, and many relate to leadership and management. The powerful lessons in leadership can be taken and used for your own inspiration.
The battle for G4S, which might reach fruition this month, has been waged over a period of nearly three months and has numerous implications going forward for the companies involved and the guarding industry on the whole. If the acquisition moves forward, it would effectively cement Allied as, by far, the largest global security company. Based on revenue, Allied would be approximately 40% larger than its nearest competitor, Securitas. The approximate revenues for Allied from the G4S acquisition would total more than $18 billion, including any non-core services.
Recent data from Risk Based Security revealed that the number of records exposed has increased to a staggering 36 billion in 2020. There were 2,935 publicly reported breaches in the first three quarters of 2020, with the three months of Q3 adding an additional 8.3 billion records to what was already the “worst year on record.” Here, we bring you our list of the top 10 data breaches of 2020.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have observed persistent continued cyber intrusions by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors targeting U.S. think tanks. This malicious activity is often, but not exclusively, directed at individuals and organizations that focus on international affairs or national security policy. The following guidance may assist U.S. think tanks in developing network defense procedures to prevent or rapidly detect these attacks.
As discussed in our prior post, on November 12, 2020, the European Commission published a draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to third countries and draft standard contractual clauses. Once finalized, the SCCs will replace the existing SCCs for data transfers out of the EEA.
Ensuring the safety of workers is the top priority for human resources (HR), whether that’s adhering to proper social distancing measures or following emergency response protocols. In today's divisive environment, how can HR departments leverage in-office security guards to keep employees safe? Here, we talk to Matt Voska about the importance of in-office security guards and why security management technology is critical in helping HR leaders ensure workforce safety.