Active shooter technology has become a valuable tool that many security professionals are giving more consideration to, in light of the gun violence tragedies we see in our society on a regular basis. It’s important for security, facilities and IT directors to become familiar with active shooter technology to fully understand how it can be deployed, and how it benefits their company, employees and assets.
For business owners and property managers, public building security remains a universal challenge: How do you ensure the security of your staff and customers during hours of operation and protect your assets once regular business hours end? The conundrum that is security and safety in public spaces seems eternal, and the violence that fuels today’s headlines only exacerbates the urgency to find solutions to securing common building entrances.
Like many other industry buzzwords, there’s a lot of hype around security automation. Yet, for the first line of defense in an enterprise environment, the analysts working in the security operations center (SOC), the notion of automation is more headline than reality. Many basic tasks – logging, fault isolation, reporting, and incident troubleshooting – are still very much manual.
Although distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) is an old school attack vector, it continues to be a serious threat to organizations. The monthly number of such attacks exceeds 400,000. To top it off, cybercriminals keep adding new DDoS mechanisms to their repertoire and security providers aren’t always prepared to tackle them. Here are 26 different types of DDoS attacks your security team needs to be ready for.
As we enter the new decade, we stand reminded that technological innovation and cybersecurity threats continue to develop and evolve at an incredible pace. Firms must therefore continue to build the proper defenses to protect consumer confidential data and financial market integrity. Cyber threats have become one of the top threats to the financial services sector and the ability of firms to be resilient in the face of these threats is paramount.
More companies are doing more business online to survive the pandemic, and that’ll create even more data privacy concerns going forward. At the same time, new privacy regulations have taken hold, most notably the California Consumer Privacy Act. What are 5 steps to achieve compliance?
Biometrics has the potential to make authentication faster, easier and more secure, as long as it is handled with due care. Based on this, what can companies and governments do to offer a safer digital environment for consumers?
The old curse has come true: we are “living in interesting times.” None of us could have possibly foreseen the way that 2020 has evolved, least of all, conference professionals. Gartner says it’s taking a $158 million hit in its Q2 revenues; O’Reilly went one huge step further, permanently shuttering its in-person events business. Aside from those gatherings, an entire slew of security meetings has moved into the virtual realm. In-person conferences during the pandemic are seen as being too hazardous and unsafe. It's now better to meet online than to risk spreading the virus.
The best way to prevent scripting attacks, such as those that implement Python back doors or compromise PowerShell, is to implement identity-based zero trust. In a zero trust environment, IT treats the internal network as if it were the public internet, a place where nothing can be trusted, and anything can be a threat.
Although it is unclear whether the forthcoming bill has any chance of becoming law, it is further evidence that companies need to consider the significant privacy issues and risks associated with implementing COVID-19-related technology.
On April 30, 2020, a group of four Republican Senators announced their plan to introduce federal privacy legislation that would regulate the collection and use of personal information relating to the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. How would the proposed bill, COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act, attempt to solve privacy concerns?