Happy New Year! We have turned the calendar to 2019, but the New Year doesn’t take away security risks, and according to one survey, workplace violence, marijuana use and cybersecurity will be at the top of the list.
A survey found that 45 percent of HR professionals view preparing for and responding to an active shooter or workplace violence incident – including threats of violence, such as stalking or domestic abuse – as very or extremely challenging.
While places of worship have certainly been sites of active assailant incidents, they pose a unique conundrum to security advocates and congregations – how do you secure your place of worship while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for congregants, visitors and those in need?
As we reflect on the first anniversary of the Mandalay Bay shooting, it is sobering to consider the real risks facing any large group of people. A gathering of hundreds or thousands of people is vulnerable to attacks of violence and, unfortunately, over the past several years, we have seen that schools are also such targets.
Kick off OSAC Week 2018 with a day of high-level education & networking
October 2, 2018
This year's Security 500 Conference, held November 12 in Arlington, VA, kicking off OSAC Week at the State Department, will feature a keynote address from Michael McGarrity, Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI.
ON DEMAND: Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter type incidents. The session will be specific to unique risks in healthcare facilities, emergency rooms, mental health services and other treatment facilities and addresses preparedness through operations and design.
ON DEMAND: This is not another ordinary active shooter webcast that reiterates the common talking points about material that is already available. Rather, this webcast will contain rich and exclusive content that has been gained as a result of lessons learned from actual responses to threats of violence and acts of violence. Security professional Tom M. Conley, who will be the presenter, has personally responded to more than 300 such incidences and managed more than 700 more over the past 35 years.
ON DEMAND: To effectively secure organizations and facilities, policies, plans and procedures have to be fluid to address the ever-changing trends of crime, terrorism and active shooter incidents. When organizations engage professionals in the security sector to help them address threats of physical, intellectual or cyber theft, violence and, in worst case scenarios, active shooter incidents; it is imperative that security professionals are learning from the nuances of emerging trends and are giving tailored, scalable advice to their clientele.
ON DEMAND: Managing the risks associated with acute targeted violence occurring in institutions has become challenging and complex. This presentation will provide stakeholders with a current and solution-oriented overview towards proactively managing and mitigating an active shooter incident.
In Security’s February 2019 issue, meet Brian Tuskan, Microsoft's New Security Leader. Learn how he has used technology, his reputation, networking and a desire to help people to become Microsoft’s new CSO. Read about the Next Generation of White Hat Hackers, How to Evaluate Security's Role, and more.