On February 18, 2016, Christine Peterson attended the Eastern Carolina Chapter of InfraGard meeting held at Cisco in Morrisville, NC. The title of the presentation was Active Shooters: Pre-Attack Behaviors and Indicators and National Messaging on Civilian Preparedness. As a company that provides training, threat assessments, system design, policy and procedure development and related consulting related to Workplace Violence to companies throughout the US, the concept of pre-attack behaviors and indicators are a critical component of any workplace violence program.
Paul Minella, Special Agent (SA) with the FBI did a really good job of walking the attendees through a subject that is a priority for all security professionals but due to its complexity hard to prepare for. The presentation referred to several publications as resources but one of particular interest to us at Protus3 was an FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin – Workplace Violence Prevention Readiness and Response. This document has a lot of relevant information but as a company of security professionals we especially appreciated the trained/untrained incident response flow chart.
Too often we find ourselves talking with company leaders who don’t understand the importance of awareness and training with respect to security events. We believe that this flow chart provides an excellent overview of what security professionals talk about every day. Training and awareness program provide the foundation and guidance to move employees from helplessness to committed actions that may save them and/or their co-workers from injury or harm during a security event.
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
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