Information Security Media Group
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ISMG to Offer Exclusive New Webinar on Workplace Violence and, introduce a new web event that explores a topic of skyrocketing concern and importance within the financial services community: violence in the workplace.

Princeton, NJ, June 19, 2008 --( Information Security Media Group, publisher of and, introduces a new web event that explores a topic of skyrocketing concern and importance within the financial services community: violence in the workplace. Through expert insights, this unique event details strategies for prevention, response and recovery, so banks and credit unions can better protect their employees and customers against potential harm.

The webinar, entitled Workplace Violence: Reduce the Threats Against Your Institution’s Employees, debuts July 10.

There are over 1.7 million instances of workplace violence each year in the U.S., ranging from simple assault to rape and homicide. Of further concern, the FBI reports that there were 1,578 robberies, burglaries and larcenies in the third quarter of 2007 alone; 67 percent of which involved the use or threat of use of a weapon. The financial services sector has certainly experienced its fair share of that worrisome violence.

Of course, the burden of workplace violence does not end with the emotional and physical toll that befalls its victims. Rather its impact spirals, touching their co-workers, and families, too. These incidences can also result in considerable costs to employers, including lost work productivity, legal liability, economic impact, and more.

In short, the threat is very real for financial institutions, whether it’s an employee being held up at gun point, a customer being attacked at an ATM, or even a disgruntled ex-employee exacting revenge in a branch office. The question is: Are banks and credit unions prepared to deal with these situations effectively?

This exclusive webinar is designed to help financial institutions arm themselves against the threat of workplace violence. R&A Crisis Management Services COO Kim Matlon, an attorney and crisis management consultant specializing in violence prevention and awareness strategies, provides invaluable direction and advice on how to successfully build workplace violence planning into overall business continuity strategies.

“Kim Matlon offers wisdom borne of experience,” says Mike D'Agostino, Marketing Manager at Information Security Media Group. “For nearly a decade, she has been dealing with issues of violence across the lifecycle, including workplace violence, domestic violence, child and elder abuse; and she serves as the Chairperson of the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention.”

In this must-see webinar, Matlon tackles critically important topics surrounding workplace violence – from legal liabilities to warning signs and prevention measures. Listeners will walk away with the tools they need to create appropriate policies and procedures, effectively respond to incidents, and more important, provide support to employees and customers in the unfortunate event that violence does occur.

To register for the webinar:

About ISMG: With members representing over 13,000 financial institutions, and regular input from federal banking agency officers and their own board of advisors, ISMG delivers webinars and online training that is focused, timely and -- most important -- useful. Presented by actual practitioners and industry experts, each presentation (ranging from 90 minutes to two-plus hours) delivers how-to and practical information on the inner-workings of information security programs at financial institutions. For more on ISMG’s training offerings, view the webinar calendar:

Mike D'Agostino