Security Guard Staffing Shortages impacting schools

With the latest school shooting at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, school shootings have hit a record high this year. As the nation continues to review this tragic incident and find ways to improve school security the role of security guards is an issue that must be addressed.  Security guards play an important roleContinue reading “Security Guard Staffing Shortages impacting schools”

3 Keys to effective event security

Travis Scott is facing lawsuits and a barrage of well-deserved criticism in the wake of the terrible Astroworld disaster, which claimed the lives of eight people and injured many more. Concertgoers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the event’s management, claiming a lack of security and medical personnel. Others have blamed theContinue reading “3 Keys to effective event security”

5 Steps to Develop Effective Physical Security Measures

A big part of success in physical security comes not in winning battles but in avoiding them altogether. In order to make our buildings, facilities, and warehouses less attractive for would-be criminals we need to have effective preventive measures in place. Preventive measures reduce the likelihood of a deliberate attack, introduce delays, reduce vulnerabilities, orContinue reading “5 Steps to Develop Effective Physical Security Measures”

What are Physical Protection Systems?

Before we get into physical protection systems, it is important to note that in order to protect your company and its assets, the very first step is to perform a threat and vulnerability analysis. Based on that analysis, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) or property manager, etc., can then coordinate with security integrators and implementContinue reading “What are Physical Protection Systems?”

Six Business Continuity Principles to Prepare your Organization for Disruptive Events

Here are a few key points to consider as you prepare your organization to recover from disruptive public events such as protests or riots.

3 Valuable Lessons for Security Professionals in 2021

2020 will go down as one of the most disruptive years of all time. For security professionals, 2020 was filled with many challenges. It also gave us valuable lessons that we can use moving forward. Here are some of the major lessons we learned in 2020 and how we can use them to thrive inContinue reading “3 Valuable Lessons for Security Professionals in 2021”

2 Reasons Why Every Security Manager Needs Tactical Security Reports

@DavidSecurity here and I have one question for you: “Is your security reactive or proactive?” If you’re like me then you would definitely say PROACTIVE, but let me explain to you why that attitude may actually be working against you. My Quick Proactive Story… As a United States Marine I was trained to take initiativeContinue reading “2 Reasons Why Every Security Manager Needs Tactical Security Reports”

@DavidSecurity-Security Awareness

Greetings, my name is David A. Santiago also known as @DavidSecurity and for over 15 years I’ve helped hundreds of organizations, expats, and travelers understand Security Awareness Program: A full spectrum Security Awareness Program covers pre-travel training, arrival safety briefing, and ongoing safety/security training for: Business Travelers Expat staff and their families Security conscious travelersContinue reading “@DavidSecurity-Security Awareness”

Security Risk Management

Greetings, my name is David A. Santiago also known as @DavidSecurity and for over 15 years I’ve been assisting organizations operating in HIGH threat environments. Security without Risk Management is wishful thinking! My GOAL is to provide organizations with practical and actionable information so that they can operate safely in a cost effective manner. SecurityContinue reading “Security Risk Management”

Monday Security Briefing-August 17, 2020

All the information you need to be SECURITY READY for the week! Top Security News in the United States–Riot declared in Portland as protest turns violent… Read full article Top International Security News–Thousands on streets of Belarus demand resignation of President Lukashenko. More INFO Travel Security–TSA: July air travel down 75% from 2019, but gunContinue reading “Monday Security Briefing-August 17, 2020”

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