The Physical Security industry is at an inflection point. Digital transformation and Security Convergence have accelerated, hastened by the persistent pandemic. Physical Security, HR and IT departments have been forced to work together quickly in designing back-to-work strategies, realizing that separate silos of operations just won’t cut it any longer.
Workplaces are going to need to adapt and adopt training and risk assessment protocols to keep employees healthy and safe. Below are five, foundational steps to take when developing a workforce risk management plan.
In order to get the future right, the reopening process must balance COVID-19's numerous implications—health, safety, rights, and freedoms. We don’t need to dismiss privacy to gain value from the health data involved. But before we discuss how to find that balance, we need to understand the role data plays in the decision-making process and why that is even more important now.
There is no one-size-fits-all IoT security solution. Organizations need to spend time selecting an IoT solution that maps to their unique business needs to ensure they’re able to maximize the investment’s potential without creating any security liabilities. Here’s what enterprises need to consider when creating their IoT deployments.
To help you and your organization plan and implement an improved cyber hygiene program, we now present a framework for full IoT device defensibility in real world deployments at scale. This framework represents current state-of-the-art best practices for protecting IoT devices, and can form the backbone of your assessment, evaluation, and improvement plans. Follow the steps below to strengthen your network defenses.
Cybercriminals love a crisis. As most of the workforce continues operating remotely, how can you stop cybercriminals from exploiting your business? Here are four secure ways to manage a distributed workforce.
As September is National Insider Threat Awareness Month, there is no better time than the present to seriously reconsider how we educate America’s next generation of business leaders about these critical intelligence issues. As we wait on MBA programs to catch up to America’s new geopolitical reality, these are the three most important issues business schools, early stage entrepreneurs, and even seasoned pros should consider as they protect their life’s work.
Now more than ever, government policy makers need to focus resources; allowing law enforcement to focus on the core duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers. And industries like ours, need to be creative in developing solutions to support them in this effort. The physical security industry supports law enforcement and when private security works in partnership with law enforcement, police officers have more time to focus on preventing and solving crimes.
The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) recently issued a Risk Alert (the “Alert”) discussing cybersecurity observations from its examinations over time. The Alert did not state the time period of examinations included; however, OCIE has conducted several cybersecurity targeted exams over recent years.
In fact, HIPAA penalties do distinguish degrees of “not knowing,” yet that doesn’t mean - like the traffic violation above - that a hefty fine still won’t land in your lap. Can your company deal with even a $50,000 (per violation) hit to the pocket book? Here’s the breakdown of potential penalties per OCR (Office of Civil Rights) discretion, as noted in the HIPAA Journal.