Tag Archives: security

Priorities When Preparing for Protests

Wilkes on protests

In a previous post about preparing for protests, I discussed the various ways that protests can cause harm to business and do damage to people and property. In light of the latest protests in Baltimore and other cities, I sat … Continue reading →

Who’s Watching You? Video Surveillance-User Beware!

video surveillance

I routinely find myself being called upon to provide advice regarding the various benefits and risks associated with the applications of video surveillance, particularly the possible exposures to property owners or other key stakeholders regarding its use. As more and … Continue reading →

Guns in the Workplace – US Employers Caught in the Crossfire

gun in workplace

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported for 2012 that 688 workers were killed due to homicides and suicides. Shootings were the leading cause of death for both homicides (81%) and suicides (48%). A 2005 study of North Carolina workplaces … Continue reading →

Travel and Security: Employers’ Duty of Care

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The global and interconnected nature of businesses’ operations and supply-chains mean staff frequently travel internationally on business, often to areas of political, social and economic instability. While such travel is essential for strategic growth, the risks to employees can be … Continue reading →

Preparing for Protests

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From the “Arab Spring” that swept across Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya to the “Occupy Movement” that has occurred in many cities across the United States, one common intertwined theme has always been shared across these demonstrations, and that is the … Continue reading →

Sochi 2014 Olympics: Threats and Drivers

Security at the Sochi Olympics

As I write, hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants will be converging by air, sea, rail and road towards the Black Sea town of Sochi, sitting in the shadow of the now snow-laden Caucasian Mountains and the winter sports … Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2014?

Shark Fin Emerging

Each year, we ask our subject matter experts what risks they're keeping an eye on for the months ahead. Here are the ten emerging risks our bloggers are anticipating for 2014. Which do you think will actually emerge as a concrete threat this year? Continue reading →

DANGER AHEAD? Forecasting the Future of Where Crime and Violence May Strike

Parking Garage (dark)

The ability to anticipate risk, recognize early indicators of criminal activity, and alert key decision makers to impending trouble is a priceless gift. Determining if your property is or may soon find itself in harm’s way should be a topic of great importance to any organization. Continue reading →

In the Cross-Hairs of Risk: Preparing for Catastrophic Acts of Violence

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UPDATE: During my 17 years of service in the law enforcement profession I have had the unfortunate opportunity to view in close detail and experience some of life’s most tragic and gut-wrenching moments. While  in public service and even now, … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Security Risk – Catastrophic Acts of Violence

Scariest Risks

Acts of senseless, catastrophic violence—shootings causing multiple fatalities and injuries—have occurred in shopping malls, restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, places of worship, military bases, grocery stores, summer camps, schools, nursing homes, and places of employment. They are my scariest security … Continue reading →