Author: rampartwp

Identifying Risk in Your Supply Chain

27 September in Tip of the Week

“Cargo at Rest is Cargo at Risk” is a mantra of supply chain security experts everywhere and highlights the risk your cargo is exposed to as it moves from point to point in your supply chain.  This simple saying accurately identifies the weakest point in many supply chains – the point at which finished goods leave the manufacturing facility or warehouse enroot to the customer. It is important to ask: when was the last time you conducted an all-encompassing study of your supply chain security...

For Executive Protection Professionals: Tips for Medical Facility Advance & Understanding Trauma Level Ratings

27 September in Business Continuity Planning, Crisis Response

Advance work is one of the most critical pieces to a protection operation, if not the most critical piece short of covering and evacuating a Protectee from a threat. With the notion of reducing risk and minimizing threat, Executive Protection professionals deploy to locations all over the world to make best-laid plans in preparation of the Protectee’s arrival. Identifying suitable medical facilities is one of the key responsibilities of the Advance. There are a number of ways to approach a medical facilities advance. However, a primary piece...

Steps to an Effective Workplace Violence Prevention Program

06 September in Corporate Security, Security Consulting, Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can occur in any environment—in any size company.  Effective prevention is achieved through a systematic approach to the problem. Defining Workplace Violence At the core of an effective program is a solid definition of what is considered workplace violence. Defining workplace violence gives the company a solid underpinning for actions taken against acts of workplace violence and an effective defense to legal challenges arising from workplace disciplinary actions. Rampart Group recommends defining workplace violence as “any acts of harassment, intimidation, threats or violence”. The Importance of...

Selecting a Safe Hotel when Traveling Internationally

06 September in Personal Safety, Travel Safety

Business travelers are frequently restricted by company policy to hotels with pre-negotiated rates and packages. If you are allowed to select your hotel, make your personal security a top priority. Prior to booking a hotel, do an online review of the amenities provided. Hotels offering dining, laundry, transportation, fitness and other services internally can be important if a crisis requires you to limit your travel outside the hotel for security or safety reasons. Research the hotel online prior to making reservations to see if it has been...

Tips for Parking Lot Security

05 September in Tip of the Week

We can easily forget about personal security as we go about the day-to-day routine of our busy lives in areas and situations where we are comfortable and do not feel threatened. Crime is mobile and not restricted just to areas normally considered dangerous or high risk. The potential exists to become the victim of a crime every time we are not in control of our environment. On the way to work, as we drop the kids off for school, when dash out for a quick lunch...

Cyber Series: 10 Ways to Improve the Security of a New Computer

07 November in Business Continuity Planning, Corporate Security, Security Consulting

A sobering reminder about computer security Computers, laptops, iPads, and mobile devices offer windows to the world. At the same time, the world is looking back at us. We trust our computers with personal information, banking, bill paying, connecting with family, shopping, and surfing the internet. We constantly communicate with family members, friends, business colleagues through emails, text messaging, and social networks. With this ease of use comes great responsibility. Most importantly, we need to keep our information and the information of others safe and secure...