Tall buildings have increasingly been the target of a variety of attacks. In preparing for and responding to security attacks in tall buildings, the variables are multiplied in every preparation category. The article linked in the photo below discusses the events, the considerations, the strategies, and the responses by security and emergency responders and how we can mitigate the damage bad actors can inflict.
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The culture of the healthcare industry is a unique environment with its own characteristics, norms, ethics, and purpose. One surprising byproduct of that culture is that healthcare workers who suffer incidents of workplace violence (a vast majority of which are committed by a patient) fail to report a significant number of them.
The photo below includes a link to an article in Security Management that details the findings of a study by the UCSD Health System's Threat Assessment and Management Committee on workplace incidents.
As protection professionals, we are trained to prevent, prepare for, and respond to threat situations. But it is crucial to understand the mechanisms at work in our mental and physiological systems that influence our response to crisis situations. The photo below includes a link to an article in Security Management that discusses how our neurovascular responses can create reactions before our training and experience guide our calculated responses.
A gunman entered this FedEx facility and killed 8 people, injuring several more, before turning the gun on himself when police arrived. Detectives have yet to release his name or other pertinent information, though news outlets have reported that his wife worked at the facility.
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A shooting took place today in Bryan TX, about an hour north of Houston. Police have a suspect in custody and are still unraveling the events that took place that left 1 person dead and 4 wounded. Click on the picture below for the full story.
Office campuses in the Bay Area and all across the world are repopulating again. Now that people are getting back to work, security forces are ramping up as well, offering an opportunity to review strategies and practices to keep professional campuses and the surrounding communities safe and secure.
The image below includes a link to an article in the publication Security Management on the topic of layered defense and its effectiveness.