As the person in charge of your healthcare organization’s information technology, one of your responsibilities is protecting patients’ and clients’ information. This can be difficult because third-party vendors with whom you contract can unwittingly jeopardize the security of that information. But you can take steps today to help prevent those problems tomorrow.
In March 2017, drivers on a Montreal highway were stuck for more than 12 hours in 15 inches of snow. Because of a lack of coordination and an inability to share information between first responders, various highway authority groups, and the city, more than 300 motorists were stranded in their cars overnight.
The lack of visibility into the expanded cloud attack surface is a fast-growing problem that is only getting worse. Although we have seen misconfigurations in the cloud before, the Capital One breach is a sobering reality check for the security industry. We need to vastly improve threat detection and response in cloud environments.
This summer, more than one million Capital One clients had their information breached, furthering the financial sector’s infamous reputation of being the most breached industry with 35 percent of all data breaches.
More than 10 years ago, I was deployed to Iraq as a U.S. Air Force intelligence analyst, assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Task Force with one clear objective: disrupt terrorist activities by targeting and capturing al-Qaeda insurgents.
In today’s dynamic environments, risk must be proactively managed. However, lack of sufficient intelligence can make it impossible to get ahead of threats and breaches. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a valuable tool in augmenting physical security with a more proactive approach.
When budgeting for video surveillance cameras, there are multiple factors to consider that affect cost beyond the camera itself. It’s important to also know the cost of installation, and the cost to service or upgrade a unit in the future. While configuring a small number of cameras will likely have little impact on cost, the labor involved in installing and servicing hundreds of cameras can be significant. A modular approach to camera design is necessary to reduce the installation costs and long-term maintenance of such cameras.
Travel is constantly evolving and there always seem to be new, easier and efficient ways to conduct business while on-the-go. However, as the industry evolves, it’s important for travelers and businesses to stay up-to-date on new services and best practices to efficiently communicate with employees and ensure overall safety.