An annual assessment of health security and preparedness shows the nation is relatively well-prepared for managing an emergency, although performance on some measures in specific states can be improved.
It’s not just the resiliency of the citizens of New Orleans that has earned the right to be celebrated this hurricane season. Businesses should also be celebrated for their resiliency. I recently spoke with executives from Cooperative Processing Resources (CPR) and LifeShare Blood Centers about the ways they avoided severe downtime during Hurricane Katrina, and bounced back as even more resilient organizations.
California Assemblyman Mike Gatto and Sen. Ted Gaines announced a bill that would allow first responders to jam, hack or otherwise take down drones "in the course of firefighting, air ambulance, or search-and-rescue operations."
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.