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.
We tend to believe that it is the business’s responsibility to understand the importance of security and, therefore, recognize the need to invest. But in the world of business, that’s simply not the case. Business leaders have operations to run and missions to fulfill, and as security leaders we need to understand that it’s up to us to bridge the gap between the security way of thinking and the business way of thinking.
As security professionals, we inherently understand the concept of “risk.” We are surrounded by leaders and business partners who also understand these concepts — just with a different lens. To align the differences in our approach, we just need to adjust our understanding, gain a few more skills and approach our programs with a management mindset similar to the way business looks at risk.
What is a security professional to do when you are already operating a lean organization, you are protecting your company’s assets the best you can and you still have to perform better with fewer resources?
This month in Security magazine: meet the global security team at Boston Scientific - five female professionals with diverse background and skills who are creating a best-in-class enterprise security team while ensuring the safety and security of employees, customers and patients. Also this month, we highlight Kristin Lenardson and her successful career in protective services. Security experts discuss whistleblowing, the CCPA and more.