The proliferation of technology in our social fabric has made consumer data ever more accessible to companies, making data security a growing concern. According to a poll conducted by Polling the Nations, 92 percent of respondents wanted the Federal Government to put in a great deal of effort to combat cybersecurity threats. How then, is the government responding?
What will you do when disaster strikes? How will you provide safety and security to your employees and facilities in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophe? What critical systems do you need to shut down during a cyberattack? Early minutes or seconds can make a difference between survival or disaster.
Security can take multiple forms. There’s physical security, cybersecurity, and of course, security as it relates to workplace safety. It’s unethical to knowingly put employee and/or client lives on the line. Negligence can cost organizations a pretty penny in court, and especially in the wake of the mass shootings that have occurred in current and former places of employment this year, workplace violence is an issue that can’t be taken lightly.
CCIE’s – analysts with the highest network expert certification – are spending hours a day sifting through network logs, as are Networking experts, Cloud experts, Microsoft OS experts, application experts and other valuable employees.
Across the United States, Americans congregate in houses of worship. However, those soft targets are vulnerable, and recently, have been attractive targets for crime, active shooters and other threats.
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.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.