Archives: 'Business Risk Planning'

Doug Bedell — December 12, 2018, 1:26 pm

The Status of Security Robots

SecurityInfoWatch updates the status of security robots – like drones, they’re coming along. “ recently reached out to senior leaders at three security robotics firms, including Dr. Travis Deyle, CEO and Co-Founder of Cobalt Robotics, Stacy Dean Stephens, EVP and Chief Client Officer at Knightscope, and Steve Reinharz, the Founder and CEO of Robotic Assistance […]

Doug Bedell — December 10, 2018, 3:51 pm

Marijuana Creating a New Security Market

There’s a new security frontier – the evolving cannabis retail market. You’d realize that if you’d attended the MJBizCon National Marijuana Business Conference & Expo 2018 in Las Vegas last month, Security Infowatch advises. “Billed as the largest business event in the cannabis industry, it rivaled the ISC West show in the number of booths and […]

Doug Bedell — November 29, 2018, 12:08 pm

‘Spear-Fishing’ Can Make E-Mail Messages a Security Peril

Here’s a geeky-sounding term it’s important to know about for the security of internet, e-mail and other computer-driven functions – spear-phishing. Tom Chapman, who advises is a former Navy intelligence officer now serving as director of cyber operations at cybersecurity firm Edgewave,  writes that “Spear-phishing, like phishing, involves emailing a malicious link or file. […]

Doug Bedell — November 23, 2018, 1:05 pm

For Safety’s Sake, Police Officer Became a Chaplain

Police chaplains – yes, there are many – help officers focus on the value of their work and the care that must be taken to do it well. They are security underwriters. Police chaplains, In Public Safety, advises “are instrumental in helping officers revitalize their spiritual side, and those who are trauma-informed can identify stress and trauma […]

Doug Bedell — November 21, 2018, 11:48 am

Retail Theft a Steadily Growing Security Challenge

Security is taking on heightened meaning in retail stores where, according to Security InfoWatch, losses from organized retail crime (ORC) “‘have reached an all-time high’  with losses averaging $777,877 per $1 billion in sales, which is up 7 percent from last year’s record of $726,351. Additionally, 92 percent of companies surveyed reported that they had been […]

Doug Bedell — November 16, 2018, 11:39 am

‘Black Friday’ Sales Rush Is Haunted On Line, Too

Going to stay home or at the office during this year’s Black Friday sales binge and do your shopping online? Beware. Tara Seals on the Threat Post blog advises that “cyberattackers have geared up to victimize them (you).” “As the Black Friday post-Thanksgiving buying bonanza looms, in all of its door-busting and elbow-throwing glory, many […]

Doug Bedell — November 12, 2018, 11:49 am

Security a Timesless, Yet Ever-Changing, Discipline

Physical and cyber security call for pretty much the same practices, though on different scales. At heart, they involve the same management disciplines, as a post on Ingram Micro Advisor from earlier this year indicates. The post lists the core disciplines as: • Establish layers of physical security. •Make the most of third-party integrations. • […]

Doug Bedell — October 29, 2018, 11:19 am

‘Eagle Eyes’ of U.S. Air Force Aims to Thwart Terrorist Threats

The U.S. Air Force is providing lessons on identifying and responding to terrorist threats. In the Dayton, Ohio, Daily News, we learn of “Eagle Eyes, the Air Force’s anti-terrorism program (which) is designed to bring the eyes and ears of all Airmen to bear on terrorism prevention by teaching about the typical activities that terrorists […]

Doug Bedell — October 22, 2018, 11:31 am

Armed Security Officers Should Be Considered for Schools

Writing on the Security blog, Tony Brownyard notes that school administrators may be feeling frustrated over difficulties they’re having in finding insurance for armed security officers in their school(s). One course Brownyard urges is hiring an off-duty or former law enforcement officer for security in a school setting. “Because law enforcement personnel receive extensive screening […]

Doug Bedell — October 12, 2018, 2:44 pm

Though Not a Firefighter, You May Have Had Stressful Security Experiences Too

Not everyone in the security realm has had the high-stress experiences of firefighters. Yet, responsibility for the security of any facility along with a couple of breaches can produce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The In Public Safety blog discusses post-traumatic stress as experienced by firefighters. It’s worth some of your time at least to become […]