Security Industry Resources
Here is a list of security resources that professionals like you have found useful...
FBI brochure: "Visitors: Risks and Mitigations"
Visitors entering your facility could pose a security risk to your intellectual property or competitive edge. Here's what you can do about that. (PDF file)
Professional Organizations for the Business World
http://www.iapsc.org/ - International Association of Professional Security Consultants. The most widely recognized and respected organization of independent security consultants.
http://www.asse.org/ - American Society of Safety Engineers. ASSE and its more than 32,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.
http://www.asisonline.org/ - American Society for Industrial Security. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.
Professional Organizations for Educators
http://www.apa.org/school-shooting.aspx - American Psychological Association's response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Some tips include how to manage your stress, how to manage your child's stress, and ideas for building resilience.
http://www.schoolsafety.us/ - National School Safety Center. An advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and is a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. NSSC provides school communities and their school safety partners with quality information, resources, consultation, and training services.
http://www.securityoncampus.org/ - Security on Campus, Inc. The first and only nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of criminal violence at colleges and universities nationwide through educational, awareness, and policy initiatives.
http://www.ncpc.org/ - National Crime Prevention Council. The organization’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies.
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/school-safety - Part of National Crime Prevention Council’s site. Tips and resources for students, parents, and teachers to help keep America's schools safe
http://www.aasa.org/ - American Association of School Administrators. Their mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.
http://www.naesp.org/ - National Association of Elementary School Principals. This professional organization serves elementary and middle school principals and other education leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. The Association believes that the progress and well-being of the individual child must be at the forefront.
http://www.nsba.org/ - National School Board Association. Its a not-for-profit organization representing State Associations of school boards and their member districts across the United States. Its mission is to advocate for equality and excellence in public education through school board leadership.
http://www.schoolsecurity.org/ - National School Safety and Security Services. Superintendents, school boards, and school administrators use their school safety consulting services to prevent and manage school violence, reduce safety risks and liability, improve school-community relations on school safety issues.
http://www.keepschoolssafe.org/ – Keep Schools Safe. School safety, security, and violence prevention resource.
http://www.americanschoolsafety.com/ – American School Safety. They are an organization of licensed security professionals with over 30 years experience in providing comprehensive audit and assessment services to the academic community, and assisting education professionals, administration, faculty and staff in providing a safe and secure learning environment.
Professional Organizations for the Healthcare World
http://www.jointcommission.org/ – The Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The official site, helping healthcare organizations help patients.
http://www.hfma-safety.org/ - Hospital Fire Marshals' Association. This group is a totally volunteer organization of more than 400 members who are interested in preserving safety and security of everyone walking through the doors of a healthcare or educational facility.
http://www.ashe.org/ - American Society for Healthcare Engineering. They are dedicated to optimizing the healthcare physical environment.
http://www.nmanet.org/ - National Medical Association. The conscience of American Medicine looking out for patient’s lives.
http://www.iahss.org/ - International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety. Advancing excellence in healthcare security and safety worldwide through Education, Credentialing, Growth and Influence.
http://www.ihi.org/ihi - Institute for Healthcare Improvement. An independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care. IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
http://www.hcsa.com/ - Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association. This is a Trade Union affiliated to the TUC representing and advising senior medical and surgical staff in the UK. Their goal is to represent the interests of their members and their patients.
http://www.ashrm.org/ – American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership with leading health care organizations and government agencies.
Additional Professional Organizations
http://www.dhs.gov/ – Department of Homeland Security. Official organization home includes news on latest threats, advisories, planning tips, and job opportunities
http://www.ncjrs.gov/ - National Criminal Justice Reference Service. NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide
http://www.justice.gov/ – United States Department of Justice. To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law.
http://www.nsc.org/ – National Safety Council. Providing information on many safety, health and environmental topics as well as training resources and products.
http://www.osha.gov/ – Occupational Safety and Health Association. The main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.
http://www.hhs.gov/ - U.S Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
http://www.fda.gov/ - U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation, and by regulating the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.