Tip of the Week Personal Safety

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Tips for a Safe Run

30 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Spring is finally here and with warmer weather, more people are taking their workouts outdoors. Few workouts are simpler and more satisfying than a great run but running outside presents some personal security risks. Consider these 10 tips for safe running: 1. Run with a Partner – Runners that find themselves alone in isolated areas are most at risk of attack. If possible, always run with a partner or a group. 2. Leave a Plan – Be sure to let someone know you are out for a...

Tip of the Week: Situational Awareness and Personal Security

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services

Tips to improve your situational awareness Have you ever observed a group of police officers enter a café or coffee shop and take a seat at a table? To an outside observer the brief game of musical chairs that takes place as the officers select a chair and take a seat can be downright comical because it appears they all want the same seat at the table. This happens for a good reason and we can learn something from this behavior. Police officers by training...

Tip of the Week: Social Media Warnings

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Business Continuity Planning, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Social Media Security Threats Social networking has dramatically changed the way we interact with others. Applications like Facebook and Instagram make it easy to catch up with far-flung friends and update family members on our latest adventures, but social media can create major risk to our personal security. Hackers and identity thieves prowl social media networks looking for victims. When using social media sites, it is important to know the privacy risks involved and what precautions to take to protect our personal information. Here are 5 tips to...

The Information You Need to Survive an Active Shooter

30 November in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

The Department of Homeland Security defines an "active shooter" as an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined or populated area. There is no real method to their selection of victims, but studies have shown that 45% of active shootings occur in a place of business followed by schools, government properties and open spaces. Your chances of surviving an active shooter situation are greatly enhanced by mental and physical preparation. Here's what you need to know to survive: 1. Run:...

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft – Reduce Your Chances of Becoming a Victim!

30 November in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Crisis Response, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Did you know identity theft affects over 9 million persons per year? Information security and privacy laws refer to information that can be used to contact, identify, or locate a single person as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Sensitive Personal Identifying Information (SPII). Without question, SPII information if lost, compromised, or disclosed could result in substantial harm, embarrassment, inconvenience, and even financial loss. Your SPPI includes, but is not limited to: Social Security numbers Bank Account numbers Passport information Healthcare related information Medical insurance information Student information ...