Hotel chain Marriott has requested the Federal Communications Commission to allow the full implementation of blocking hotel guests’ personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices around its premises, especially conference and meeting rooms. Marriott says that the request is based on security concerns, stating that guests can use their hotspot-enabled devices to compromise the hotel’s network or to commit a data breach involving other guests.
THE MAJORITY OF U.S. CONSUMERS (94 PERCENT) have heard or read about major retailer data breaches in the past year, and three-quarters say retailer data breaches have increased their level of concern about personal data privacy, and 61 percent characterize their data management as “Take-Charge” instead of Reactive (26 percent) or Passive (11 percent), but despite these reservations, consumers are changing very little about their key shopping habits.
Ask most corporate executives to define cybersecurity and their initial thoughts turn to data privacy. That’s for good reason. Companies are bleeding corporate trade secrets and personally identifiable information at such an alarming rate that confidentiality issues and related compliance concerns can’t help but dominate the cybersecurity agenda. Yet, ask cybersecurity professionals what keeps them up at night, and the topic invariably turns to data deletion, tampering with control systems, and the potential to cause physical harm over the Internet. These concerns fall into categories that are distinct from protecting data confidentiality. Instead, they demonstrate the importance of maintaining an enterprise focus on the integrity and availability of your company’s most essential data, systems and services.
Last month, I wrote an article on the Emergence of Smartphones as a Key Platform for Security Industry that discussed the growing ubiquity of smartphones within the workplace and the increasing number of mobile apps that have the ability to collect information from its environment such as video streams, audio streams, indoor location and information from other sensors.
This month, Security magazine highlights the importance of establishing the right metrics for your security program. Also, we highlight Eric Clay, Director of Public Safety for CoxHealth, and discuss how to build a successful K-9 Program and rethink "red flags" to prevent insider threat attacks. Industry leaders discuss this year's Presidential Election security and 2020 predictions for the security industry.