Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) announced the findings of its 2021 Emergency Communication and Public Safety Trust Survey, which showed a general lack of trust in information the public receives from local officials and a lack of confidence in states’ abilities to successfully distribute the coronavirus vaccine.
Global survey of business leaders reveals pandemic-associated risks are currently top-of-mind, while technology disruptions and the future of work are concerns for the next decade
February 3, 2021
Board members and C-suite executives around the globe are most concerned in 2021 with risks associated with COVID-19-related government policies and regulations, economic conditions that may restrict growth and market conditions that may continue to impact customer demand, according to a new survey from Protiviti and North Carolina State University. Amid these near-term headwinds, when asked about top concerns through 2030, business leaders cite challenges that ultimately ladder up to talent. High ranking risks – including the adoption of technology that requires new or upgraded skills, rapid innovation that threatens business models and the reimagining of creative strategies – point to a need to attract and retain top talent and invest in reskilling and upskilling workforces to ensure agility and resilience in the future.
Alejandro Mayorkas was officially sworn in as the seventh Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Mayorkas took the oath this afternoon after the Senate voted to confirm him. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Mayorkas now leads the third largest federal department in the United States, which includes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the United States Secret Service.
Supporting a goal of empowering regional teams to make the most informed decisions is Baker Hughes’s Global Intelligence & Travel Security Operations Center (GITSOC). When Baker Hughes separated from GE’s oil and gas division in 2019, the event presented a unique opportunity for the Security team to create its own operating model and processes from the ground up to support the organization independently, providing the catalyst for the creation of the GITSOC. Learn about energy giant Baker Hughes’ GITSOC, as well as its value and relevancy to the greater enterprise.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined the Cactus League, its teams and spring training facilities, and state and local partners for a virtual tabletop exercise to review pre-incident preparedness measures and response plans at stadiums during spring training.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a mask mandate this weekend for all public transit — planes, trains and buses. In response, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave enforcement authority to TSA employees.
David Pekoske, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days. DHS says they remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.
Reporter Jeffrey Decker takes Security readers through the physical security at this year’s 2021 Presidential Inauguration, as well as comparing and contrasting the security measures with previous inaugurations.
As Joe Biden takes office, Justin Crump – CEO of the global risk and intelligence consultancy Sibylline, takes stock of the challenges the new administration will face and a reminder that we all need to think widely and openly about possibilities in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.