There has been no shortage of ransomware reports and data breaches affecting companies from all sectors all over the world, accelerated, in part, during 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic caused a mass move to remote work and many organizations raced to accommodate the new normal.
Emergency communications are changing. At the City of Stamford, Conn., Joe Gaudett, Director of Emergency Communications says that his biggest focuses right now are keeping his staff safe and secure; having enough resources; and using technology to continue to function and respond safely and efficiently to serve its citizens. Learn how Gaudett and the city of Stamford have responded to COVID-19 and implemented new technologies to help ensure operational efficiency and increase safety and security.
Michael Oberlaender has had cybersecurity leadership positions and CSO/CISO titles at enterprises around the world. He’s recovered companies from data breaches, built cyber-hardening strategies and policies, implemented cybersecurity budgets, forged relationships and communications with the C-suite, analyzed risks, and dealt with privacy laws around the world.
William Boelcke spent the years 1998 to 2000 with the U.S. Air Force. He’d spend the next 18-plus years battling mental health issues and substance abuse. Two years ago, in a treatment facility in Rockford, Ill., Boelcke was introduced to BraveHearts and its equine-assisted therapy program. The non-profit organization based in Illinois has been working with veterans, providing free equine-assisted therapy and a place of calm and acceptance, since 2007.
With the fall season underway and winter looming, states across the U.S. are opening up their grants for applications. There are a number of different programs and types of security grants that organizations can qualify for.
When I first entered the security industry, it was in the early 2000s. There was no social media, no iPhones, no podcasts. My first security tradeshow happened to be ISC West. Not only was I overwhelmed by the technology and the learning curve of understanding organizational and enterprise-level risks, mitigation and solutions, but I was struck by the sheer size of the show.
After being exposed to countless traumatic events, first responders often struggle with PTSD and mental health disorders. Beyond extending workers compensation benefits, what more can we do to help first responders?