As companies find themselves suddenly shifting to remote work due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, many employees are working from home for the first time. While not ideal from a security standpoint, there are simple steps you, and your employer, can quickly take to better secure your new working environment.
The state of Washington is one of the most affected states in the US by the coronvirus. Here we speak with Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services at Seattle Children's Hospital, and learn how security and medical staff are handling the coronavirus epidemic.
During this COVID-19 crisis, law enforcement and security personnel are not only expected to continue their usual levels of service to the public, but are also expected to assist in community and government efforts combatting the virus. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.
Limiting the spread and collateral damage that COVID-19 poses to the world will heavily depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. What are some incident management protocols security leaders should keep in mind during COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus may have started in China, but its effects are spreading across the globe – in various forms beyond the virus itself. In addition to the tragic loss of life it has already claimed, the virus’ impact on the business world has been far-reaching.
Human resources departments (HR) handing out information sheets is not going to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Training has to be conducted in concert and in person to all by the security department, as, it is a security threat. Here are some protocols and policy management procedures your enterprise and security department should consider to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
A few months ago, ISIO suggested in articles that security managers must ensure that there is a contingency in the budget to obtain equipment or skills training in case of an unknown threat that could arrive out of the blue. Any responsible managing or finance director must consider allocating funding and preparing for this emerging threat because it has life impacting or life and death possibilities.