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Book Series Offers Investigations Guidance to Non-Security Professionals

The Security Executive Council (SEC)’s Response to Misconduct Allegations series by John D. Thompson provides practical guidance to non-security professionals who must play a role in investigations of inappropriate workplace behavior. Eac…

Survey Shows Security Programs Missing Opportunity

The Security Executive Council has announced the results of its latest International Security Research Database survey and the posting of the next set of survey questions. The most recent survey uncovered some interesting insights on the st…

Oberman Thompson & Segal, LLC
Charter Partner

A law firm primarily representing businesses in the areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation. OTS lawyers frequently provide training for companies and organizations in various employment-related topics including sexual h…

Domestic Violence Can Reach Workplace

Domestic violence is responsible for $727 million in lost productivity and over 7.9 million paid workdays lost each year.

Richardson: Workplace policies on domestic violence required

New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson signed an executive order mandating state agencies to introduce workplace policies pertaining to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking so that victims can feel secure at work.

Economic Uncertainty Boils Over in Workplace

Workplace violence experts are trying to determine whether the global recession has sparked an increase in the number of violent incidents in the workplace

Tough times leave employers on edge about workplace violence

Instances of workplace violence may rise as tough times keep workers feeling low

Banahan

Bernie Banahan’s 30 years of experience in law enforcement and security culminated with 23 years of service at Motorola, where he recently retired as vice president and director, global security and loss prevention. Bernie was also direct…

Casey

Ed has over 34 years of experience in the security and law enforcement profession. Most recently, Ed retired as Director of Global Security for the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) located in Cincinnati, Ohio after a 20-year career. P&G, a …

Thompson

With eighteen years legal experience addressing security matters from prevention and counseling to training and litigation, John is a nationally recognized expert in the area of workplace violence. He has provided consulting, counseling, tr…

Brown

Milt Brown is founder and Chairman of Corporate Security Associates, LLC (CSA), a Phoenix, Arizona based security management consulting firm. Milt is focused on providing best-in-class security consulting services to the health care industr…

Jackson

Roz Jackson is media and publications manager for the Security Executive Council (SEC), a research and advisory services firm. She also serves as a source of information and support in matters involving workplace violence. As manager of…

Howell

As Director of Corporate Security at 3M, Steve oversaw the pioneering work and research that resulted in the establishment of proactive workplace violence prevention guidelines that ultimately came to be known as the ground-breaking Support…

Security Measures and Metrics

Are you trying to benchmark any of these programs? Background screening Guard force Investigations IT security Physical security Workplace violence Other security programs… Are you often asked to calculate the cost of securi…

Dale

Jim was the Director of Global Security for Avery Dennison; the Director of Corporate Security for ConAgra Foods, and the Director of Security & Safety for Inacom Corporation. Jim was also the Security Manager for TAP Pharmaceuticals. Jim w…

Thompson

With eighteen years legal experience addressing security matters from prevention and counseling to training and litigation, John is a nationally recognized expert in the area of workplace violence. He has provided consulting, counseling, tr…

Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors

In Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors, presenter Rosalind W. Jackson provides the fundamentals of workplace violence prevention, including initial program development. This presentation explains the…

Workplace Violence Continuum

This workplace violence continuum is a graphic overview of a comprehensive workplace violence (mitigation) program. It depicts the stages and elements from the proactive to responsive and business continuity after an event has occurred. It…

Faculty Advisor: Are We Using the Wrong Metrics to Measure Workplace Violence?

Reports show homicides in the workplace are down, yet we’re not seeing a downward trend in our organization in workplace violence incidents. What does this mean? Read Security Executive Council's Bob Hayes and Rosalind Jackson's answer t…

Workplace Violence Case Management Flowchart

This document is meant to provide a sample of how a workplace violence case may be processed and charted. It includes process information such as: Who reported the incident, who the incident was reported to, case management and strategy res…

Workplace Violence Cross-Functional Risk Management Teams

This document provides a sample of workplace violence organizational cross-functional team roles such as corporate security, legal, human resources, safety and employee assistance programs, for risk response and assessing a company's availa…

Workplace Violence Intake

This document provides a sample template to help customize the intake and assessment process of managing potential workplace violence cases in order best track and document the possible series of events.

Workplace Violence Process Overview

This document provides a sample workplace violence process template for customization, including protocols for intake, assessment, consultation and response planning.

Workplace Violence Issue Overview

This document is meant as a sample workplace violence (WPV) issues template providing examples of types of violence, response options and common types of offenders for companies to use in conjunction with a holistic WPV program.

Workplace Violence: At-Risk Personnel Security

This chart outlines criteria for assigning security levels and assessing risk for at-risk personnel from the CEO and board members to employees, for events and situations like meetings and travel.

Find It For Me!™

The Security Executive Council (SEC), a research and advisory firm that specializes in risk mitigation, has built the fastest growing repository of information, resources and tools to help you manage risk. You can browse some of our resourc…

Domestic Violence Spills Over into the Workplace

Problems associated with domestic violence frequently spill over into the workplace. This presentation discusses ways to assess the danger, help the survivor and keep the workplace safe. Issues such as the signs and types of abuse, develop…

Proven Practices Library Built Upon Experience of Successful Practitioners

The Security Executive Council’s newly launched Proven Practices Library shares on-demand learning and executive presentation resources that have been created and proven effective by successful security practitioners.

Security Executive Council Consulting Services

If you have a small but growing business, chances are you are considering new opportunities that come with potential security risks. The Security Executive Council's consulting services draw on the expertise of successful former security ex…

Workplace Violence Continuum

In light of recent events the Security Executive Council has made available the Workplace Violence Continuum graphic in its entirety to the public. The Workplace Violence Continuum graphic is an overview of a comprehensive workplace viol…

Workplace Violence Stats 'Seem Low'

The number of people suffering violence in the workplace could be even higher than a recent survey discovered, according to the director of an anti-occupational violence organisation. Haydn Olsen told TV ONE's Breakfast the findings of a re…

One Million UK Workers Have Experienced Violence in the Workplace

Researchers at Britain's Cardiff and Plymouth universities have found that workplace violence is more prevalent in the U.K. than previously thought. Researchers conducted interviews of almost 4,000 employees working in a variety of differen…

Workplaces Victims of Domestic Violence Herald Sun (Australia)

A recent study has found that domestic violence is having an effect on Australian workplaces. The study, which consisted of surveys of more than 3,600 people between February and July, found that 33 percent of employees were victims of dome…

Finding Time: Open-Source Policy, Assessment, and Guidance Documents

Finding ways to multiply efforts is a critical skill for living a sane and successful life as a security leader. If policy or guidelines creation is the goal, open-source documents and templates can serve as useful building blocks and save …

Healthcare Security: The Workplace Violence Epidemic at Hospitals

The challenges of securing employees, assets, clients and facilities can be difficult to meet in any environment, but few organizations must contend with the level of pressure that high-tension hospital atmospheres face. While the id…

New Study Examines Role of Intimate Partner Violence in Workplace Homicides Among U.S. Women

A new paper by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University (WVU-ICRC) has found that 142 workplace murders of women in the U.S. between 2003 and 2008 w…

OPM Polls Agencies on Domestic Violence Policies

In response to a memo issued by President Obama, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has begun formulating new government-wide policies relating to domestic violence in federal workplaces

City of Buffalo Lags on Compliance With Workplace Violence Rules

Buffalo, N.Y. is scrambling after being informed by the state Department of Labor that the city was not in compliance with new regulations designed to prevent workplace violence.

Mexico Shuts Down Korean Firm After Workplace Violence

Officials in the Mexico's Queretaro state closed the operations of Korean electronics supplier following an investigation after a worker was attacked by his Korean supervisor

How to Create a Domestic Violence Policy at Your Workplace"

Experts say that all employers need to develop policies for dealing with domestic violence, since the problem can sometimes spill over into the workplace. Developing such policies takes only a small amount of time, perhaps about 20 minutes.…

Plans to Prevent Workplace Violence Urged

While homicides at work are statistically rare, they do happen. In all, 358 employees were killed or injured on the job by gunfire in 2011.

New Policies Ordered on Federal Workplace Violence

Federal agencies have been told to produce within four months more comprehensive policies for addressing domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in their workplaces.

Health Employees Seek Legislation to Address Workplace Violence

Health employees in Maryland have recently taken their concerns over workplace violence to Annapolis, where they hope state legislators will work to enact laws to protect them from irate or otherwise unhinged patients.

Martinicky

John Martinicky began his career with Navistar International in 1975. Joining their Corporate Security team in 1982 he progressed through positions of increasing responsibility ultimately becoming Director of Global Security. In this role h…

Taking Steps Now Can Help Reduce Workplace Violence Later

In a recent American Bar Association (ABA) program, "Assessing Security and Avoiding Violence in the Workplace," several experts emphasized the importance of flexibility in helping to prevent difficult workplace situations from escalating i…

Taking Steps Now Can Help Reduce Workplace Violence Later

In a recent American Bar Association (ABA) program, "Assessing Security and Avoiding Violence in the Workplace," several experts emphasized the importance of flexibility in helping to prevent difficult workplace situations from escalating i…

Faculty Advisor: Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue

I recently learned that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; this made me think what impact domestic partner violence could potentially have at my workplace. Can you give me some pointers on what steps and precautions I might take…

How Awareness and Communication Improve Workforce Protection: Building workforce protection on awareness, communication

Violence in the workplace is a greater issue in the United States than elsewhere in the world, says Paul N. Whelan, a senior manager at global staffing provider Kelly Services who is focused on preventing workplace violence.

Millions of Employees Victims of Workplace Violence

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun paying closer attention to violence between workers and to violence directed at employees by customers, clients or other outsiders, said Thomas Fuller, an assistant …

Enterprise Security Metrics: A Snapshot Assessment of Practices

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty Introduction An Important Note on the Scope of this Assessment Where Are We Today? Obstacles A Multi-Track Focus on Metrics State-of-the-Art Benchmarking and Secu…

Employers Have an Obligation to Address Workplace Violence

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that about two million U.S. workers are victims of workplace violence each year and about 10 percent of workplace fatalities are homicides.

Faculty Advisor: A Toolbox to Develop or Validate Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program

As the security leader for my company, I think it is important to be proactive and well prepared for any issue that might potentially have a negative impact the business. In light of the incidences of violence in the news recently, I am pla…

Medical groups: Shootings underscore risks of workplace violence

Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and Pennsylvania Medical Society officials Friday expressed sympathy and offered advice for those affected by Thursday’s shootings at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital’s Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center that…

Workplace Violence: OSHA Findings of "Willful Violation"

On August 11, 2014, OSHA fined Brooklyn-based Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center $78,000 because of dozens of incidents in which patients and visitors assaulted employees, one of which left a nurse with severe brain injuries.

What Benchmark Data Do You Want?

Almost all security and risk professionals will want to see benchmarking results if given the opportunity. However, the reasons they give for viewing the results can be widely diverse. In this Security Barometer we wanted to take a closer l…

Case Study: Risk Management and Security Metrics at Boeing

Written by Greg Niehaus, professor of insurance and finance at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business, this is the first SEC case study created for the purpose of educating the next generation of managers of enter…

Case Study: Risk Management and Security Metrics at Boeing

Here is an opportunity to get the inside story on building a superior metrics program for a world class enterprise security program. This first ever business case study focusing on security risk is being used at South Carolina's Darla Moore…

SAFE Act Introduced to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors in the Workplace

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced the introduction of the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act of 2015, building on the Violence Against Women Act.

OSHA Issues Tools to Help Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare.

5 Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is an issue that is beginning to get more attention, but remains underreported and misunderstood.

5 Strategies to Mitigate the Impact of Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is an issue that is beginning to get more attention, but remains underreported and misunderstood.

Rebuilding Influence after Corporate Restructuring

Created By: Bob Hayes, Managing Director and Kathleen Kotwica, Ph.D., EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist, Security Executive Council Company reorganizations are a fact of business, and they sometimes bring with them personnel changes at …

NGSL Research Results: Influencing Change for Nimble Global Risk Mitigation

In November 2016, MITRE Corporation hosted an Security Executive Council (SEC) Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) forum. Sessions took place at two campuses and virtually via Skype. NGSL events are peer-reviewed, research-based sessions…

Making the Case for an Operational Risk Leadership Advisory Council

A Guide for Influencing Enterprise Risk Management at the Operational Level Contributing Editors: Francis D'Addario, Emeritus Faculty, Security Executive Council and former CSO, Starbucks Coffee Company; and Kathleen Kotwica, Ph.D., EVP an…

Samples of Corporate Security Policies

To save you some time, the following list provides links to some websites that offer downloadable security related policy templates or samples. Disclaimer: These policy templates are meant to provide general guidelines and should be used…

Insider Threat is a Challenging Organizational Problem

Here's how to identify it, set up a plan and prevent failure points Created by the Security Executive Council Note: While "unintentional acts" can also be detrimental, in this article we specifically cover "malicious acts." How d…

Security Barometer: Security Policies that Organizations Have in Place

Created by the Security Executive Council This Security Barometer peer poll looked at what security policies organizations have in place and corporate security's responsibility. Poll question: Which of the following elements are covered …

How to Use Metrics

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty How to Use Metrics CSOs generate security data every day. Knowing what to look for and how to analyze it can spell success for a security operation and the organizat…

What's State-of-the-Art in Security Metrics?

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty member File this in the opinion folder. I have always pinned my metrics hunt to that day very early in my CSO career when the boss asked what kind of metrics we had in…

Create a Business Unit Scorecard

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty member Objective: To assess the security of various business units and effectively communicate our findings and recommendations to business leaders. Results Sought: …

Faculty Advisor: Is My Workplace Violence Program Ready for the Next Generation of Challenges?

We are revisiting our workplace violence prevention program and looking at it from a much broader perspective than when we initiated it many years ago. We want to ensure that we are not only incorporating the latest strategies in protecting…

Tracking Leading and Lagging Indicators

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty member Senior management and analysts in the businesses we serve are constantly tracking and evaluating a host of economic and programmatic indicators to provide ale…

SEC Security State of the Industry: Could Your Security Program Fall Below Industry Standard of Care Resulting in a Finding of Negligence?

Featuring: A study of recent case law involving workplace violence programs The following is a summary of a SEC Security State of the Industry the briefing With recent, high-level civil liability cases indicating potential changes in what…

Workplace Violence Cross-Functional Risk Management Teams

The following is an example of cross-functional workplace violence (WPV) team membership and responsibilities – it is not meant to be all inclusive. The roles and responsibilities are identified and documented through a process of team me…

Case Study: Risk Management and Security Metrics at Boeing

Created by David Niehaus,1 University of South Carolina Boeing Corporation is one of world’s major aerospace and information technology firms. Its products include commercial aircraft, military aircraft, satellites, and rocket launch sys…

Exploring the Value Story

How metrics proved the importance of one security executive’s internal first responder program Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty Our value has to be connected to our success in measurably impacting …

Program Best Practices: Workplace Violence

Security State of the Industry: Could Your Security Program Fall Below Industry Standard of Care Resulting in a Finding of Negligence? A summary of a SEC Security State of the Industry briefing featuring a study of recent case law…

Management by Walking Around Gets You Ready for a Crisis

Created by Rad Jones, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty “You are only as good as your contacts,” a veteran law enforcement official once said. That adage proves true every day in the public and private sectors. A chief securi…

SEC Security State of the Industry: Could Your Security Program Fall Below Industry Standard of Care Resulting in a Finding of Negligence?

Featuring: A study of recent case law involving workplace violence programs Created by the Security Executive Council The following is a summary of a SEC Security State of the Industry briefing With recent, high-level civil liability cas…

Workplace Violence Cross-Functional Risk Management Teams

Created by the Security Executive Council The following is an example of cross-functional workplace violence (WPV) team membership and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive. The roles and responsibilities are identified and…

Why the CSO Is the Hardest Job in the Company - Part I

Created by the Security Executive Council Being a Chief Security Officer has never been easy, but in recent years external and organizational changes have combined to make the CSO role much more complex. External Challenges Threats are…

New Knowledge Corner in Progress

Take a sneak peek at our new KC resource pages. We’re working on making SEC resources easier for you to find what you need including resources related to security strategic planning, influencing senior management, risk assessment, leader…

Good Metrics Tell a Story

Created by George Campbell, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty I am constantly hunting for metrics examples, and I am intrigued by the variety of ways experienced organizations present data. One vital measure of good data is its a…

Dealing with Security Budget Challenges

Created by J. David Quilter, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty There are many ways to deal with the never-ending challenges of reduced resources. Doing more with less is the norm, not the exception. So, what can you do to shore…

Forces of Change: What's on Senior Management's Radar and the Potential Impact on Your Security Strategy

Security must continually evolve their mitigation plans with emerging risks; keeping up with change serves to impact security's role, methodologies, and value in the organization. The Security Executive Council's (SEC) Security Leadership …