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Do your people appreciate your security program, and do they understand their duties under the program, or do they assume security is not their responsibility? Will they question or report strangers, and report suspicious situations or the early indicators of potential workplace violence?
Security Awareness is the most powerful, least costly and most often neglected of all security measures.
Security Awareness is instilling a sense of ownership, protectiveness and involvement in the security program among all employees
We have found that, in most businesses and organizations, employees, and even entire departments, make the assumption that security is the responsibility of someone else. There is little sense of ownership, of duty to be protective of one's workplace and fellow employees.
Unless explained otherwise, employees will justify or rationalize their lack of action and involvement by making assumptions such as:
Ideally Security Awareness is:
A good security awareness program builds upon and complements existing strengths and processes including safety and environmental awareness and training, policies and procedures, hotlines, employee communications (including intranets), new employee and contractor orientations, identification and access control systems, emergency training and drills, etc.
A good security awareness program is a positive and proactive process that builds upon the employee's existing ethical base and sense of fair play. The program may tie personal and family safety and security advice (e.g. at home, in the car, while traveling) to further relate personal protection with business/organization protection. The program might be tied to contests in which aware employees are recognized and rewarded.
We have found, since 9/11, that employees, and even unions, are much more responsive to and cooperative with new security measures and security awareness training than they might have been pre-9/11.
No canned or off-the-shelf security awareness program can adequately address your particular issues, culture, values, history, location, function and risks.
As an independent security consultant, we can assist you in developing and presenting Security Awareness programs geared to your organization's unique culture, mission, function, history, risks and vulnerabilities. Our security awareness programs can also meet the C-TPAT security criteria as well as the recent TSA Regulations on Air Cargo Security Training Programs.
We can also test security awareness or conduct penetration testing to gauge the true level of security and awareness.
Please call or write for more information on our security consultant services and to discuss how we may assist with your security awareness program.
We will provide a list of clients and professional references upon request.
We are located in the Midwest between Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI close to St. Louis, Madison, Minneapolis, Detroit, and Indianapolis, and support clients throughout North America, Europe and the worldRichard D. Sem, CSC CPPPresident and Security Awareness Trainer and ConsultantSem Security Management2133 Ravenswood RoadBurlington, WI 53105P: 262-862-6786FAX: 847-589-8566E-Mail: Dick.Sem@SemSecurity.com
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