Legislation for chemical facility security standards, border preclearance, Homeland Security social media use and emergency communications passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The past several years have seen the emergence of a more aggressive set of AQ affiliates and likeminded groups
June 1, 2014
The tactical guidance by AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to minimize collateral damage was routinely disobeyed, notably with respect to increasingly violent attacks by AQ affiliates against civilian religious pilgrims in Iraq, hospital staff and convalescing patients in Yemen, and families at a shopping mall in Kenya.
China will investigate providers of IT products and services to protect “national security” and “economic and social development,” according to the official Xinhua news agency. This move follows the U.S. government charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.
A Cloud Direct survey reports that 54 percent of respondents were unaware there were insurance benefits to having a business continuity plan.
May 1, 2014
According to a joint survey from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) and the Cabinet Office in 2012, 83 percent of insurers would give a discount or improve terms to a business interruption policy if a business continuity plan were in place.
Active shooter incidents continue to occur around the world as the most disturbing type of a workplace violence incident.
April 1, 2014
Workplace violence incidents are not isolated to any one country, so global enterprises should maintain plans for active shooter or workplace violence events for each country of operations. Learn where to start with these top five universal recommendations.
North American financial executives perceived an increase in the rate of online account takeover attacks compared to their global counterparts in 2013
March 1, 2014
North American financial executives perceived an increase in the rate of online account takeover attacks (63 percent) compared to their global counterparts (50 percent) in 2013, but the actual rate of attempted and actual wire and automated clearinghouse (ACH) fraud related to account takeover is lower in North American financial enterprises than at the global institutions, according to an ACI Worldwide survey, Strategies to Prevent Attacks on Commercial Accounts.
Thermal cameras have been a staple of popular culture media for decades, and it is now even available via smartphone.
March 1, 2014
But while the smartphone case, debuted at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, is marketed primarily for personal use, including identifying wildlife, detecting home energy loss or a variety of other practical and creative uses, thermal cameras remain a valuable investment for enterprise security leaders, even though you can’t fit them in your pocket.
Removal of security roadblocks, freezes on duty-free alcohol and food, and investigations into the pay of Indian staff at U.S. embassies are affecting U.S. diplomats abroad as Indian officials retaliate after an Indian diplomat was detained and searched in New York.
Not all employees are saboteurs or malicious actors, but without education, unwitting employees could cause just as much damage as a targeted data theft in the long run. Read how to prevent this in the August 2015 issue of Security. Also read how building stronger relationships with local and national law enforcement can aid in school security awareness and response, learn about the dangers of continuing to use old credit card terminals, and see the ASIS International 2015 product review.