The face of threats has evolved, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and its affect on our lives. The way we see the workplace has changed, maybe forever. The same applies to shopping, dining, and other shared activities.
- Now that almost everything in the world can be delivered, we have to redefine the threats we face, and where they come from.
- Drugs are no longer primarily passed from hand to hand on a street corner. They have transitioned into the mail and show up at the office with the regular mail. The office is a lot safer for the delivery, because the drugs are hidden in the mass of mail.
- Angry ex-employees can target companies who “wronged” them with a 55¢ stamp and 500 milligrams of flour—especially important as offices and mailrooms reopen.
- Because of the 2001 anthrax events and the mandated response to “unknown powder,” a first responder’s arrival at a corporate headquarters is almost guaranteed to bring negative press.
- And, as expected, mail-borne threats have continued to occur for the last 60 days. The news that would cover it, however, has been inundated with pandemic-related events, and thus has been quiet about these threats.