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Unlocking the Power of Precision:
Data Quality and Accessibility for Corporate Security Departments

February 15, 2024 | Security Consulting

Amidst the relentless waves of pandemic-induced uncertainty, organizations found themselves at a crossroads, compelled to reimagine how their businesses operated. For example, when stay at home orders continued to be extended for the unforeseeable future, many organizations began to reevaluate their commercial real estate strategy. Senior executives sought data points from their Corporate Security departments to help companies better navigate a precarious risk environment against the backdrop of public health challenges and economic uncertainty. As office attendance plummeted, these leaders … Read More

Tax Benefits for Improving the C-Suite’s Security:
A Look at IRS Code 132 and Working Condition Fringes

August 2, 2022 | Risk + Compliance Security Consulting

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

The Joint Commission Has Added New Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements for the Healthcare Industry

April 7, 2022 | Compliance Design + Engineering Risk + Compliance Security Consulting

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

Unlocked: Introduction to Data Center Security Design

June 29, 2020 | Physical Security Security Consulting

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

Data Centers – Securing More with Less, Lessons from a Pandemic

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

Creating a Secure “Work From Home” Cybersecurity Environment For Employees & Employers

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

Technology Can Support Human Efforts in Contact Tracing

May 28, 2020 | Security Consulting

According to the CDC, contact tracing is a critical element in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. According to a Wall Street Journal article, one study suggests the country will need to hire 184,000 contact tracers to meet the demand.

States are already ramping up their contact tracing programs, spurred on by millions of dollars in federal funds dedicated to this purpose. One relatively small state is spending $112 million on its contact tracing program that includes hiring … Read More

Securing Federal Contracts — What Changes During a Crisis

May 27, 2020 | Federal Procurement Security Consulting

There are more than $500 billion in federal contracts awarded each fiscal year. Each agency has its cadre of contractors pursuing these dollars to maintain and grow their business. Many firms support multiple agencies in their effort to diversify their business base. The business of pursuing federal contracts has matured to a science, with business development executives working pipelines, aggressively chasing critical intel on requirements and timelines, and employing acquisition strategies in order to increase their probability of a win. … Read More

COVID-19 and Returning to Work: Frictionless Access Control

May 26, 2020 | Security Consulting

The COVID-19 pandemic will forever change our lives and have a lasting impact on our attitudes and behavior toward personnel interactions in everyday life, and in the workplace. So, what happens when we go back to the office? Our habits have changed, and it is likely that COVID precautions will remain in effect for many months. Employers will need to adapt and adjust their approach to workplace design and how employees and visitors are processed for entry into their buildings.… Read More

Mitigating Risk Remotely

May 18, 2020 | Security Consulting

Security assessments are an essential component of an organization’s security program given that protecting company assets is always a critical part of risk management. In order to strengthen your security program, you must be able to identify vulnerabilities that pose a risk to your business. Keep in mind that mitigation strategies require an unbiased approach when understanding the relationship between your organization’s environment, human behavior and security vulnerability.

Without a regular assessment, it may become more difficult for your organization … Read More