COVID-19 wasn’t the only thing to sweep the globe in 2020 — the year also brought a wave of privacy legislation. Major players, including Brazil, Canada and China, all introduced privacy legislation that closely aligns with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. And in the U.S., California debuted the highly anticipated California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and quickly followed up by approving the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which modifies the existing CCPA obligations and introduces new ones. So, what’s in store for 2021?
Your next home will be connected in creepy ways. It will take a while, but eventually every machine and device in your house will talk to everything else, and Consumer Electronic Show (CES)-born inspiration will be at their roots. From e-toothbrushes to connected e-toilets that can detect a health issue (Really!), the items in your home will be controlled via the internet and will be everywhere. But what does that mean for security?
My experience in the public safety sector has taught me that the only thing you can expect every day on the job is the unexpected. From civil unrest to natural disasters, unexpected events occur daily with little or no warning. When unforeseen or unpredictable emergencies occur, security departments are often called upon to help mitigate the situation. This can cause a sudden and massive surge in demand for additional manpower. So how can a security operation rapidly fulfill excessive labor requirements while synchronously managing the crisis at hand?
A more foundational goal is to make security and compliance part of the development process from the start. This is a transition that requires DevOps to bring along risk, security and compliance teams into the shared responsibility of making the organization resilient to change. But bringing the idea of shared responsibility to fruition can be difficult because there is a natural tension between DevOps and SecOps, as they have different charters and cultures. DevOps can be seen as more of a do culture (Atlassian calls this a “do-ocracy”) and SecOps can be seen as a control culture and they are inherently in conflict. To fulfill the promise of teaming for shared responsibility, DevOps and SecOps should align on three key objectives: collaboration, communication and integration.
How can electronic access control solutions and other devices like biometrics technologies be configured to help mitigate unauthorized entry through swing doors and turnstiles? Here, we’ll take a look at swing doors and turnstiles first, then the high security revolving doors and mantrap portals.
According to a new study by Zebra Technologies, nearly two-thirds (67%) of retail shoppers are concerned with surface sanitation or social exposure in stores. To better accommodate customers, retailers must deploy technologies that aid in compliance with social distancing measures, mask mandates, and sanitation practices. Through the use of security solutions, like hands-free two-way audio, video surveillance, access control, and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven analytics, business owners can better protect employees and customers.
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already been introduced into medical facilities – revolutionizing the research and development methods of critical disease treatments, it’s also bringing about a transformation in healthcare security operations. With technologies such as smart cameras and IoT platforms to better manage field level operations, healthcare organizations are seeing the possibility of a more streamlined, efficient and cost-effective way to manage their facilities.
A new study by (ISC)², conducted in 2020, revealed that the cybersecurity profession experienced substantial growth in its global ranks, increasing to 3.5 million individuals currently working in the field, an addition of 700,000 professionals or 25% more than last year’s workforce estimate. The research also indicates a corresponding decrease in the global workforce shortage, now down to 3.12 million from the 4.07 million shortage reported last year. Data suggests that employment in the field now needs to grow by approximately 41% in the U.S. and 89% worldwide in order to fill the talent gap, which remains a top concern of professionals. Security experts, like Sarah Tatsis, VP of Advanced Technology Development Labs at BlackBerry, believe women can help solve the cybersecurity workforce shortage. Here, we speak to Tatsis about why women are needed and valued in the ongoing fight against cybercriminals.
Biometric security solutions and AI-powered fraud prevention technologies have, for several years now, been transforming the ways in which organizations protect their business, their customers, and their employees. In fact, some industry estimates reveal that AI and biometrics have combined to prevent billions of dollars in losses from fraud—already.
While COVID-19 has slowed the hospitality industry, security plays a more pivotal role than ever and the ongoing pandemic is challenging security professionals to adjust and adapt to new rules and procedures.
While COVID-19 has slowed the hospitality industry, security plays a more pivotal role than ever and the ongoing pandemic is challenging security professionals to adjust and adapt to new rules and procedures. And yet, as the pandemic and challenging economy continues, security departments within the hospitality industry are increasingly tasked to do more with less.