2010 Top Security Threats

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Jan 20, 2011 10:35:00 AM

Securitas USA surveyed a wide range of security managers and directors, facilities managers and others responsible for the safety and security of corporate America's people, property and information from Fortune 1000 companies. The objective was to identify emerging trends related to perceived security threats, management challenges and operational issues. This has created a reliable data-driven tool for security professionals to apply as they define priorities and strategies, develop business plans, create budgets and set management agendas.

The 2010 survey drew 298 responses from corporate security directors and other executives with primary responsibility for their companies' security programs, yielding a 22.5% response rate.

The study revealed the issues of greatest concern to corporate security directors in rank order.

2010 Top Security Threats

  1. Cyber/Communication Security: Internet/Intranet Security
  2. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
  3. Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
  4. Employee Selection/Screening
  5. Unethical Business Conduct
  6. Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters
  7. Property Crime
  8. General Employee Theft
  9. Travel Security
  10. Fraud/White-Collar Crime

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2010 Top Security Threats


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Saving Money through Security

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Jan 13, 2011 2:29:00 PM

In this economic climate, saving money is a major priority for business owners. There are many ways for a business to save money such as going paperless, lowering temperatures and installing energy efficient appliances and fixtures just to name a few. But have you considered how private security could save you money in the long run?

Unfortunately it’s not just businesses that are making budget cuts. Much of the public sector is slashing budgets as well, which could affect the free safety and security related services that they provide. This could have a negative impact on many small businesses that are trying to save money.

An investment in some form of security will reduce your risk of loss due to theft or vandalism. While the traditional idea of security (full time security officer) might be beyond your budget or something that isn’t practical for your situation, there are other options. As you move forward in the 2011, consider some of the following ideas to help prevent theft or vandalism on your property:

Random Patrols: Specially trained security officers in highly visible patrol cars inspecting your property at random times helps to detect and deter illegal activity.

Wireless Alarm Systems: Wireless alarm systems allow you monitor portable items. This often helps prevent vandalism as well as the theft of tools or supplies.

Alarm & Incident Response: Fast and professional response to your alarm systems by trained security officers gives you the peace of mind that your property is protected.

Motion Activated Security Systems: Motion activated systems are ideal for off limit areas, or during your closed hours.

Video Surveillance Systems: Video surveillance allows you to monitor your sites remotely.

Working with a security firm to decide what options would work best for you will allow you to have the benefits of private security, at a cost you can afford, and could save you money in the end.

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