SM Online October 2018

Strategic Security
SM Online October 2018
 

​SMART BUILDINGS

Intelligent buildings are alive with functionality, but security may be overlooked. A report sponsored by the ASIS Foundation outlines what security practitioners should know.

WARNING SIGNS

Do active shooters display detectable warning behaviors before an attack? In a new study, the FBI finds that they do.

FLOODS

Hundreds of thousands of homes are at risk of chronic flooding due to sea level rise over the coming decades, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

SCHOOL THREATS

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective presents a systematic procedure for threat assessment and intervention of school shooters.

SCHOOL RESOURCES

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers resources for protecting against violence in schools.

EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT

The U.S. Government Accountability Office examines how federal agencies address employee misconduct in its report Federal Employee Misconduct: Actions Needed to Ensure Agencies Have Tools to Effectively Address Misconduct. https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-48

CARGO THEFT

A 2017 report from SensiGuard provides a snapshot of the severity and location of cargo thefts in the United States and Canada, based on data from transportation security councils, insurance companies, and law enforcement organizations.

HARASSMENT

Employees who do not report sexual harassment at work due to fear of retaliation may sue their employers later, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled.

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

A report from the Bipartisan Policy Center studies the relationships among local law enforcement, immigrants, and federal immigration authorities.

PRIVATE PRISONS

The Sentencing Project takes a look at the growth in U.S. private prisons in Capitalizing on Mass Incarceration.

RUSSIA AND U.S. ELECTIONS

Despite allegations that the Russian government worked to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, most Russians believe their government did not try to influence the election, reports the Pew Research Center.