Spies are trained to fit in and not be noticed. They adapt to gain the target’s trust, thereby enabling to be in a position where they can harvest the information they need. Spies can be trained professional operatives of foreign countries, they can be amateurs such as aggrieved employees who are looking for ways to harm their employer, or they can be competitors who are trying to learn about the latest new product or trade secrets.
Does your family know what to do in case of an emergency? As a husband and father of two, the safety of my immediate family is always my top priority, and as my decades of work in the security industry have taught me – emergencies and disasters strike unexpectedly and when you are least prepared.
World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia this week, and will most likely be an exceptional experience for most. However, you should be aware of some security and safety concerns that may impact your travel to Russia, including: anti-western sentiment, hooliganism, racist violence, intimidation, intolerance towards the LGBT community, organized crime activity, petty crime, corporate and national espionage and terrorism, just to name a few.
Mr. Mike Keenan, TAL Global’s Managing Director – Retail Loss Prevention, sheds light on one of the more complex aspects of RLP – Auditing. In his concise white paper, Mike describes the two keys to a successful auditing program, the process of establishing a solid auditing program, and using online facilities to streamline and accelerate audits.
The world is changing and with it, travel and the business environment. The Executive Protection (EP) profession must also evolve and adapt to provide answers to new and evolving challenges. For example, EP agents are no longer just security agents; they have to be able to provide competent guide services and first-class first-aid.
Continue reading to discover the main challenges facing EP agents and the profession as a whole.
Audits can serve as an important vehicle for ensuring operational compliance, enhancing awareness and accountability, measuring key performance functions, and providing valuable teaching and training opportunities in a retail environment. Still, the impact of an audit on the business depends on the methods we employ, our approach, our attitude and the attitudes the audit fosters, during the audit, as we share the results with stakeholders, and in the post-audit support that we offer store teams.
A recent article in Security Magazine, titled “Patients Are People First”, starts with a grim statement: “Healthcare is one of the most violent professions in the private sector – the number of violent events in the healthcare workplace is on par with law enforcement and corrections.” According to Ryan Weber, the article’s writer, one of the causes of this spike in violence at healthcare facilities is the shift towards a focus on patient satisfaction, and the view of patients as customers, leading to a situation where: “… caretakers often forgo their own safety to produce results, creating a more unsafe work environment and potentially providing a lower level of care.”
A recent article in the British newspaper “The Guardian” casts doubts on a long-held belief regarding workplace bullies. The article contends that, contrary to popular belief, workplace bullies do not suffer from low self-esteem, and therefore, sympathizing with them will not help solve the problem.