The continued pandemic, labor shortages, a shift in the hybrid and remote workforce, and other factors have led to an increased threat landscape, hiring challenges and changing roles of security officers.
The continued pandemic, labor shortages, a shift in the hybrid and remote workforce, and other factors have led to an increased threat landscape, hiring challenges and changing roles for security officers. Security leaders across many sectors share industry knowledge on how to adapt to these shifts, including interdepartmental communication, continued training efforts and more.
The COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial run by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group clinical teams needed tight security surrounding the facility to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of staff and assets.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is announcing today that funding has been secured for a security research project that will aim to provide comprehensive data on the roles and responsibilities of today's security officers, including insights into their ever-evolving role.
Pro-Vigil published a research report indicating that a significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates coincide with 20% of survey respondents reporting an increase in physical security incidents since the start of the pandemic, and the perception among one-third of respondents that 2021 will bring an increase in these types of incidents.