After an extended break as a result of a very busy schedule where we were unable to keep up with the publishing of the Protection Connection™, we are pleased to say that we are back with your security news source.
We have heard numerous times over the last several months that our readers have requested that we continue to publish our newsletter, and we appreciate all of the great comments about how valuable and useful the information has been to other security professionals and business owners. So the Protection Connection™ is back and is in a new format that is user friendly! What’s new?
We all know that our world is changing by the minute, and many of the changes are a result of security threats from a number of different sources. With those threats, and the real or perceived sense of vulnerability, security experts tend to find that there is never enough time in a day, so often times some things have to be put on hold. That being the case, we were unable to keep up with our newsletter. However, the Protection Connection™ is back!
Security News Format Change
Basically we have changed our newsletter format from a downloadable format and caught up with times. What this means for you the reader is that our newsletters will come to you in an email format, with links to our stories. This gives us the opportunity to use additional space as needed for the articles, as well as link them to other previously published articles or other related information resources.
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Protection Management, LLC President and CEO John M. White, CPP, CHPA, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).
International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety
The International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to healthcare security professionals working in healthcare environments. IAHSS was formed in 1968 by a group of healthcare security visionaries seeking change in how healthcare facilities could better promote a safe and secure environment for the staff and patients. Since then, IAHSS has certified and supported thousands of dedicated professionals in keeping all healthcare workers, patients and facilities safe and secure and is considered the foremost trusted authority in healthcare security and safety.
White has been in the protection field for 40 years, with 16 of the years in the healthcare security field. Healthcare security is a specialized field and there are numerous regulations and standards that healthcare security professionals must adhere to, unlike many other business types.
White is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) through the IAHSS, and also serves on the Commission for Certification for IAHSS and serves as a Chapter Board Member for the Northern Ohio chapter of IAHSS.
The International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety held their annual membership vote for the Board of Directors in October 2015, and the new members will conduct their first board meeting in Chicago in December.
Healthcare Security Consultant Quote
According to John M. White, CPP, CHPA “having been a member of IAHSS for over 15 years I have been and always will be committed to furthering our professional growth as an association. I am honored to have been chosen by the membership to serve on the IAHSS Board of Directors, and I look forward to working with the other board members, the IAHSS staff, and all members to promote our association and represent our members with pride and professionalism.”
Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA of Protection Management, LLC was recently quoted in an article titled, “6 tips for preventing and surviving a terrorist attack” as published by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Security Response to Terrorism
The fact of the matter is that every person is part of the solution when it comes to preventing a terrorist act, and we all need to have our own security response to terrorism.
Look at it this way, the majority of businesses are small businesses and they have no security personnel on staff. However, even the largest corporations that do have a security staff always rely on all employees to be a part of the security response to any event. Most security professionals know that they need all staff, as well as visitors and customers to be a part of the security for their organization, and therefore an extension of their security. The more ears and eyes that you have watching and protecting your business or even your home, the better off you will be over the long run.
See Something Say Something
One of the things that the average person can do, and should do, is if they see something that they feel is suspicious or does not feel right, they need to say something to law enforcement. It goes back to that gut feeling that you get when you are seeing or hearing something that just does not feel right, and at that point it is time to say something to law enforcement and be a part of the security response to terrorism.
Fear of Overreacting to Security Threat
What is often the case is that when someone gets that gut feeling that something is wrong, they struggle with the decision as to whether to say anything to the police or not. Their self doubt can be their own worst enemy at times, yet they may be holding the key to prevention in their hands at that very moment.
We doubt that there are any law enforcement or government agency out there that will be annoyed with your call regarding what you have observed or overheard. In fact, your information may be the last piece of the puzzle that they need in a case that they are working on, and that information may be the most important source that is needed.
In many cases in past incidents of terrorism there was prior knowledge or signs that an event was in the planning stages, but in many cases those people that knew of those warning signs never provided that information to law enforcement. So in essence, many people are more prone to under-reacting than overreacting, and as a society we need to change that.
6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving a Terrorist Attack
Follow this link to read the article on the 6 Tips for Preventing and Surviving a Terrorist Attack.
Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA, President and CEO of Protection Management LLC recently presented two educational seminar sessions at the Anaheim Convention Center as part of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
White is a faculty member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) and was the presenter for two sessions titled; Executing and Completing the Initial Consulting Assignment, and Preparing a Responsive, High-Impact Consultant’s Report.
The International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) offers a one day course titled, Successful Security Consulting, which instructs those professionals that desire to start their own private practice as a Security Consultant.
Successful Security Consulting
These conferences are usually offered 3 or more times per year at conferences such as ISC West and ISC East, as well as ASIS International’s annual conference. The faculty for these programs includes five independent security consultants from different fields, including John M. White, CPP, CHPA, of Protection Management, LLC.
What is an Independent Security Consultant?
An independent security consultant means that the professional is not affiliated with any security product manufacture, reseller, installer, as well as any service provider such as a guard or alarm monitoring service. They can suggest adding new security technology to resolve an existing security risk or vulnerability for a client, but when doing so they will often refrain from pushing a certain brand in order to remain independent, and they will not accept any remuneration from the product manufacture, supplier, or installer for making such a referral or recommendation.
All “Active” members of IAPSC are independent security consultants and follow the Code of Ethics of the association. Read the IAPSC Code of Ethics here.
Professional Security Consultant Networking
One of the more valuable benefits of membership in the IAPSC is the fact that the membership collaborates on all aspects of the security consulting business. Even though members are often in competition with other on projects, you will often find them teaming up to work on projects and sharing resources.
Networking is another benefit of the IAPSC, and in fact members will share information, forms, ideas, and all sorts of information with each other. In fact new members of the association will often find that existing members are willing to share all types of resources in an effort to assist the new member in getting their new practice started.
Protection Management, LLC is proud to announce that their President and Principal Security Consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA, has once again been deemed certified as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) through the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).
Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator John M. White, CPP, CHPA
Mr. White started working in the healthcare security field in 1999 as a senior level security administrator. For over 12 years he managed the security operations, which included Parking, Employee Shuttle Services, Fire Response, Valet Parking, Incident Command Center, Emergency Management, and Security Training for two medical centers, both of which were multi-campus health systems in two states.
In 2006 Mr. White first received his Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator certification and he has maintained the CHPA certification since then, recertifying every three years.
As part of maintaining this distinguished certification for healthcare security professionals, Mr. White has been published and quoted in numerous news articles. He has also been a guest speaker at security conferences as well as other events, seminars, and meetings, and regional, national and international conferences. Mr. White also serves on the Healthcare Security Council of ASIS International and the Commission on Certification with IAHSS, and is a published author.
What is a CHPA?
Check out the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator page to learn more about this important healthcare security certification.