Blind Spots: Know and Overcome Them

  What are Blind Spots Anyone who learned to drive as a teenager was warned to be aware of the blind spots between what you see in the rear view mirror and the side view mirror. As adults we hear about blind spots but in a much different context. Merriam-Webster defines one type of  blind spot as the tendency to ignore

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Security Guards: Leveraging as a Resource

Benefit or Burden? Properly leveraging security guards, contract or proprietary, can have a significant and positive impact on a facility’s security program. Not properly utilized these resources can drain your security budget, increase liability, and provide for a false sense of security. The value these officers add to the business has a direct correlation to their selection, training,

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Investigations: Get it Right the First Time

Understanding Investigations There is an old saying you only have one chance to make a first impression. The same can be said when conducting internal investigations. Get it right the first time using a sound and well thought out process, one that is effective and ethical. Establish this process before you are faced with a stressful

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Security Systems: Plan and Integrate

Case Study A manufacturing company was the victim of multiple thefts of high value product from their shipping area.  During a subsequent security assessment several vulnerabilities were discovered that contributed to these thefts. And although the company thought they had the appropriate resources in-place to deter or detect a theft, they learned otherwise. Malfunctioning video surveillance equipment

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The Costs of Operational Risk

Operational Risk The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) refers to operational risk as the “risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems, or from external events”. The definition excludes strategic, financial, and market risks. Operational risk is not always clearly understood, and there are often questions about what these inadequate

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