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Why are you operating your physical security program? What threats are you trying to protect against? What specific risks to your organization and enterprise are you trying to mitigate?
If you cannot quickly and succinctly answer these questions, you may have skipped the critical step to developing a foundation for your physical security program – conducting a Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA). Basing your physical security program on the results of a formal TVRA process defines the reasoning and … Read More
What if I told you that a security assessment of your business and residence could provide tax deductible expenses for private air transportation, a security driver, and executive protection agents and have favorable tax treatment too? Do I have your attention yet?
Many executives are unaware of the benefits offered by 26 CFR § 1.132-5(m) – Working condition fringes, as it relates to security. In order to qualify for these conditions, it all begins with an Independent Security Study or … Read More
June 15, 2022 | Security Consulting
As the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be entering the endemic phase, organizations are turning their attention to onsite collaboration and physical interaction among staff members, many of whom have been working remotely for nearly two years. At the same time, cities across the U.S. are experiencing record increases in violent crime, including carjackings and assaults on public transit, while the country faces surging gasoline costs. The timing for a physical return to office could not come at a more complicated … Read More
The pandemic has thrown school districts and community colleges quite a few curve balls including, at times, seeing their campuses devoid of students and regular day-to-day activity. During this time, we’ve seen our education clients adjust the focus of their security and safety programs and place renewed emphasis on improving mass notifications capabilities. It has been particularly interesting, and to some degree surprising, to see the number of educational institutions that operate with non-functional mass notification equipment, network-based equipment with … Read More
According to The Joint Commission (TJC), which oversees accreditation of hospitals and other healthcare facilities, about 73% of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses leading to missed work days in healthcare are connected to workplace violence. This figure does not consider the number of unreported incidents, so the actual percentage is likely higher.
Effective January 1, 2022, TJC introduced revisions to workplace violence standards that provide guidance for developing strong workplace violence prevention systems.
As a participant in ASIS International’s publication … Read More
August 17, 2021 | Security Consulting
For nearly twenty years, since the events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security have encouraged and funded efforts by healthcare organizations to expand their emergency response plans and overall readiness for disasters. With the same goal in mind, The Joint Commission (“TJC”), the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care, introduced new emergency management standards that require hospital emergency response plans be based on a hazard vulnerability … Read More
February 5, 2021 | Security Consulting
The National Football League is set to open the professional sports championship calendar with Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida on Sunday evening. Last spring, amidst the global pandemic, the league was one of the legions of American enterprises that turned to security technology and companies like Guidepost Solutions to solve the challenge of keeping their employees, customers, and businesses safe.
For the NFL and its teams, reopening required a multi-faceted approach. It had to focus first on creating a … Read More
While principles of physical security are largely universal, data centers require a nuanced approach and are a great case study for security practitioners. In this blog, I will discuss basic security design for data centers and the new technologies now available to address the COVID era.
Looking ahead at commercial and industrial demands for data consumption, it is clear the data center industry will continue to thrive. Estimates on market growth average 15% year over year from 2020-2023. Whether you … Read More
June 2, 2020 | Security Consulting
In the weeks following the spread of COVID19, countries and businesses were abruptly forced into critical decisions relative to reducing or ceasing operations, defining essential operations and maneuvering multiple mandates. The resulting questions include, how are we going to do more with less and how can we ensure the safety of our people and the security of our business? Some had no choice. Emergency and primary healthcare are always essential while businesses directly serving the public such as delivery services, … Read More
June 1, 2020 | Security Consulting
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant shelter-in-place enforcements have led to widespread adoption of remote work environments. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that some employees can work from home “forever.” As we adjust to this new reality, there is an immediate need to consider how the work-from-home employee maintains a safe and secure cybersecurity environment.
In the weeks since many states issued stay-at-home orders, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of phishing attacks. The phishers impersonate a … Read More