School security plans should prepare students to expect the unexpected
by Patrick Fiel, Sr. | April 23, 2014 | securityinfowatch.com
School administrators have long feared an active shooter on campus. Now, they also have to consider and plan for the active slasher. Earlier this month, a high school sophomore armed with two large kitchen knives entered Franklin High School in suburban Pittsburgh and began stabbing and slashing students in crowded hallways. Before he was detained, 19 students and a security guard were injured.
LP gets bigger ROI when aligning with operations, finance
by Amy Canfield | June 16, 2014 | securitydirectornews.com
OTTAWA, Ontario—Total Wine & More, the nation’s largest retailer of fine wine, is using its video surveillance to capture essential data when packaging bottles that can retail for up to $2,000 a piece.
Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
by Scott Dance | June 14, 2014 | baltimoresun.com
Lawmakers concerned that Dando rape conviction was missed by licensing board. Revelations that a former Catonsville doctor obtained his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record is sparking a push for criminal background checks of physicians — a proposal that has failed and been ignored in recent years.
Social media gives terrorist new tools, not just wider audience
by Zach Rausnitz | May 22, 2014 | fiercehomelandsecurity.com
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms enable terrorist groups not only to reach a wider audience but to execute new strategies for propaganda and recruitment, says a report published by the Wilson Center.
Emergency messaging explained
by Tess Nacelewicz | May 19, 2014 | securitydirectornews.com
QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.
Cyberattack Drill Exposes Healthcare Industry's Vulnerabilities
by Scott Mace | April 23, 2014 | healthleadersmedia.com
Healthcare organizations are at their weakest not necessarily on technical implementations, but in their ability to coordinate and collaborate across organizations, says a security expert.
Physically Securing Medical Equipment with Electronic Access Control
by Steve Spatig | May 20, 2014 | security-today.com
With HIPAA audits approaching, health care providers are concentrating their efforts on ensuring they have the appropriate physical safeguards in place to protect confidential patient information.
Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident
by Bart Jansen | April 23, 2014 | usatoday.com
The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country.