SSI access control article

Addressing Access Control

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP News, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Every event like the shooting in Virginia Beach provides us with the ability to reflect on security. How can we better protect personnel? And how do we address access control? The article “Electronic Doors Obstructed Pursuit of Virginia Shooter, Police Say” appeared in both Campus Safety magazine as well as Security Sales & Integration magazine. You can read the original …

Training to Respond to Workplace Violence

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Training

Last month I wrote about the importance of training as a security tool to support best outcomes in a security event. That post specifically addressed workplace violence and active shooters. Today I want to discuss two things: Our bodies are created for preservation and survival – knowing how it might affect us is important for our wellbeing and best outcomes. …

Reflections on Virginia Beach

Tim Bullock News, Security Assessment, Security Survey, Security Threat Assessment, Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Friday was a very sad day for the city of Virginia Beach as well as our country. Yet another senseless and tragic mass shooting has taken place and has left us with many questions. Why did this happen? How did this happen? What could have been done to prevent this from happening? Hearts are broken and loved ones have been …

BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference

Protus3 News, Training

Chris Peterson and Tasha Dyson presented training at the 18th Annual BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference in Durham, NC. Tasha presented “Background and Social Media Investigations.” This program covered basic concepts and processes for conducting background investigations, including data sources and identifying information. The program covered address searches, criminal/civil record searches, credit reports, driving histories, and other searches common to …

response to workplace violence

FBI Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness and Response

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

In January 2011, the FBI published Workplace Violence Prevention: Readiness and Response. This is a fairly lengthy and detailed article that is definitely worth the read. We found this information especially interesting: A handful of high-profile incidents have led to increased public awareness. However, prevalence rates show that nonfatal workplace violence is a more common phenomenon than previously believed.   …