This weekend, the city of Chicago will host more than 45,000 runners from all U.S. 50 states and from 100 countries, in addition to two million visitors, for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With an impressive amount of runners, community members and visitors, the city of Chicago, as it has done for many years, will rely on Axis Communications to ensure safety for the runners, spectators and marathon workers.
For many students, the stress of school goes beyond academic achievement or financial pressure. Increasingly, students are also dealing with mental health issues as they pursue their post-secondary education. A recent survey of 19 colleges across eight countries published by the American Psychological Association found that one third of students identified as having at least one mental health challenge, including depression or generalized anxiety.
Account takeover and fraud schemes are costing consumers, banks, retail organizations, healthcare and other online businesses billions of dollars each year. What’s more, the cost of these attacks is on the rise—according to Riskified, losses from account takeover rose 122 percent from 2016 to 2017 and increased by 164 percent the following year.
In an ever-accelerating trend, estimates are that 90 percent of the wireless locks sold are integrated with other smart devices. No longer will you struggle to manage a variety of insecure and vulnerable physical credentials when you can manage all of that through a mobile app. As this market expands into non-traditional access control applications, the necessity for an access control credential on an ubiquitous mobile device becomes mandatory. In the very near future, everyone will carry a credential, and a mobile credential housed on a smartphone is the only viable way to address these needs.
For a long time, it may have seemed like consumers virtually had no power, and that businesses could do anything they want with individuals’ private information with nearly no repercussions – but that time is rapidly expiring. With increased state regulations, it is clear that businesses must step up their security game by pseudonymizing their data, rendering the data unidentifiable, so when that data travels across state lines and organizational boundaries, the data is still protected, as well as the business and its reputation.
Today, the average American leaves the house with a smartphone that has more computing power than the systems that landed humans on the moon. The Internet of Things (IoT) enables refrigerators to tell you that you’re running out of milk and cars to provide assisted driving. The reality is that the knowledge economy is in full swing, and the modern world’s relationship with technology has advanced to a state where nearly all aspects of our daily lives are touched by the internet.
As threats from the cyber and physical realms become increasingly prevalent and complex, enterprise security teams must arm themselves with an integrated approach to security operations—one that incorporates cybersecurity, physical security and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Enterprises today have become increasingly reliant on mobile workers and flexible working lifestyles. Plus, they are opening internal resources to outside users, including contractors, partners and service providers.
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.