Mass shootings in the U.S. have increased despite widespread closures of schools, businesses, and many public places due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were 615 mass shootings in 2020 resulting in 521 deaths and 2,541 injuries. Compared to the previous year, there were 181 more incidents. The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, job loses, unemployment, and the economic crisis is a potential for a disaster which could lead to an increase of violence at the workplace. The recent spike in gun incidences and stolen weapons across the United States is alarming. Businesses need to take heed and increase security measures to protect their employees and staff.
CISA, MITRE, and GMU collaborated to explore and analyze current and evolving security procedures and technologies to improve school security—primarily against active assailants
December 15, 2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a report from a School Security Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) focused on current security procedures and technologies to improve both physical and operational security in K-12 schools. The two-week SIMEX, conducted jointly with MITRE and George Mason University in August, served as a pilot to determine whether a SIMEX is a viable tool that can be used to evaluate policies, technologies, and procedures related to school safety in the future.
A gunfire detection system can notify authorities within seconds of the first trigger pull and equip first responders with actionable intelligence to deploy immediately on site. Learn strategies and tips for deploying gunshot detection, along with advancements in technology with these solutions.
In today's ever changing environment, no organization and enterprise is immune from violence. Whether it is a church, movie theater, mall, or healthcare setting the need to plan for an act of violence, including active shooter events, is of paramount importance. And while public safety situational awareness and vigilance is an absolute must in our modern world, much thought has been given to how to develop plans, procedures, training and technology to stop these acts of violence. Here, we talk to Tim Sulzer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of ZeroEyes, about how physical security technology has evolved over the years to help make a difference in situations involving an active shooter or to reduce workplace and gun violence in various settings.
A new study conducted by researchers from Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University and Seattle University has found that for students in 4th-12th grade, active assailant training provided more feelings of safety than fear, worry, or concern.
A new study analyzes the psychological impact of discussion-based active assailant response training on students. The study was conducted by researchers affiliated with Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, and Seattle University.
A new resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Colorado Congressmen Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Jason Crow (D-CO) designates July 20th as “National Heroes Day” to honor the sacrifices of everyday heroes.
U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO) and Stephanie Murphy (FL) announced the approval, by the powerful House Appropriations Committee, of $1 million for independent experts to publish a study on the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in elementary and secondary schools.
ON DEMAND: An active shooter incident is still a real threat for employees working from home. During an active shooter incident – your organization’s employees, facilities, operations, and brand are important to protect.