The security week that was: 02/25/11 (Fiscally conservative security)

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The 4 Types of Violent Crime
Look out for these four types of workplace violence

Hundreds of webinar attendees enjoyed a program yesterday featuring Bryan Warren, CHPO-I, CHPA, and I want to take a moment to share with our readers one of the key learning points from this webinar “Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Industry.”

In his presentation, Warren – the president elect of the IAHSS and director of corporate security for Carolinas HealthCare System – discussed four categories of workplace violence as defined by the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime. The four types of violent crime in the workplace include:

Type 1: Violent acts by criminals who have no other connection with the workplace, but enter to commit a robbery or other crime;

Type 2: Violence directed at employees by customers, clients, patients, students, inmates or any others for whom an organization provides service;

Type 3: Violence against co-workers, supervisors or managers by a present or former employees;

Type 4: Violence committed in the workplace by someone who does not work there, but has a personal relationship with an employee (domestic violence).

We had a packed house for the webinar program, and quite a bit of our training material on workplace violence was applicable well beyond the healthcare environment. The program is now archived, and you can watch the program here.

In other news
Drug cartels demand "protection payments," ASIS and (ISC)2 co-locate shows, more

It seems Mexican drug cartels have added extortion to their criminal portfolios as it was reported this week that one crime gang is demanding "protection payments" from natural gas operations. ... ASIS International announced this week that (ISC)2, a non-profit group for information security professionals, will be co-locating its annual convention with ASIS 2011 in Orlando this year. ... Tyco has acquired Signature Security Group and will be combing the company's operations in Australia and New Zealand with ADT. ... Two men in Massachusetts are facing attempted murder charges after they allegedly attacked a police chief in Sunderland in a failed attempt to break their younger brother out of jail.