Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning

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Tip of the Week: Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

04 January in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

The year 2016 saw the Russian hacking scandal, data breaches of major stores and credit card companies, theft of digital health care records and a 400% increase in ransomware attacks on large and small businesses and government entities. Industry experts expect 2017 to surpass last year’s number of attacks and data breaches. As we move into 2017, cyber security will be a top international security priority for governments, business, and industry. With more devices and technologies coming into play, the challenge to keep data and...

Tip of the Week: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

28 September in Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

6 tips to reduce crime through proper lighting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multidisciplinary approach to preventing crime through the effective use of physical environment design elements. CPTED theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, resident volunteers, and landscape and interior designers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. The goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access...

Tip of the Week: Family Crisis Management Plan

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

5 Tips for an Effective Family Crisis Management Plan Businesses ensure continuity of business operations each year by examining every aspect of the supply chain and building in redundant suppliers, production capabilities, transportation infrastructure and uninterruptable labor resources. This work results in a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and along with every BCP, a Crisis Management Plan is Developed to detail plans to efficiently work through and resolve whatever crisis may befall a business. With properly developed BCP and Crisis Management Plans, businesses reach a...

Tip of the Week – Keep your Credit, Debit and ATM Cards Safe

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

10 Tips for Bank and Credit Card Security Credit, debit, and ATM cards are convenient and allow us access to financial resources without the risk of carrying large sums of money. But, these cards can also present their own source of risk through loss, fraud and theft. Here are 10 common sense tips to keeping your credit, debit and ATM cards safe: 1. Don’t disclose your account number over the phone unless you initiate the call. 2. Guard your account information. Never leave it out in the open or...

Tip of the Week: Active Shooter Situation

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

3 Tips That Could Save Your Life A US Department of Justice FBI study of active shooter incidents in the US between 2000 and 2013 revealed an annual occurrence of 6.4 incidents per year through the first seven years of the study and an annual occurrence of 16.4 incidents per year through the last seven years of the study. Active shooter incidents are most certainly on the rise in the US. If you have not given thought to what actions you might take if...

Tip of the Week: Effective Security Surveillance Systems

28 September in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Cargo Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

5 Key Factors for Effective Security Surveillance Systems Many small businesses routinely utilize security surveillance cameras in an effort to protect their assets and deter criminals from theft and other nefarious acts. While cameras alone should not be considered adequate security, they can be an important component in a well-designed integrated security system. Following are 5 tips for proper deployment of security surveillance cameras: 1. Capture facial shots – Place cameras in locations to capture facial views of subjects. Overhead cameras are rarely effective in...