SM Online January 2018

Strategic Security
SM Online January 2018
 

​SCHOOL SAFETY

Campus security nonprofit Safe Havens International offers free school safety resources on its website that can be used in K-12 schools as well as for higher learning institutions. Documents include a safety plan evaluation tool, a building design checklist, and a sample background investigation booklet for the hiring process. Safe Havens International works with schools on national and international levels in planning, coordinating, and evaluating a wide range of school crisis simulations.

​BIODEFENSE

Despite a call for a united biodefense approach, U.S. federal agencies continue to face challenges in sharing threat information, according to a GAO report​. A 2016 panel on biodefense contends that the U.S. vice president should lead the nation’s biodefense efforts.

CYBER STRATEGY

Despite awareness of cyber risks, many companies remain unprepared to deal with them, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ The Global State of Information Security Survey 2018.​

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

SmartRiskSolutions GmbH published a handbook​ with advice for crisis management and crisis communications during a terrorist attack or active shooter incident. 

ASIS ACCOLADES

Attendees at the ASIS 2017 voted the Pelco by Schneider Electric VideoXpert Professional Video Management System an ASIS Accolades People’s Choice Award winner. The Judges Choice awardee was the intelligent security robot from Cobalt Robotics. Read about all the winners.​

WHISTLEBLOWING REWARDS

Financial incentives can discourage whistleblower reporting, according to a new study.​​

FIRE SAFETY

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study from Consulting-Specifying Engineer surveyed its subscribers on what matters to them when selecting a fire and life safety system. ​

EMAIL

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a binding directive ​that requires all U.S. agencies to adopt email and Web security guards against phishing and spam.

BOMBING CONVICTION

A jury convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi on eight charges related to bombings in New York City on September 17, 2016, which injured more than 30 people and caused millions of dollars in property damage.