The battle for G4S, which might reach fruition this month, has been waged over a period of nearly three months and has numerous implications going forward for the companies involved and the guarding industry on the whole. If the acquisition moves forward, it would effectively cement Allied as, by far, the largest global security company. Based on revenue, Allied would be approximately 40% larger than its nearest competitor, Securitas. The approximate revenues for Allied from the G4S acquisition would total more than $18 billion, including any non-core services.
Recent data from Risk Based Security revealed that the number of records exposed has increased to a staggering 36 billion in 2020. There were 2,935 publicly reported breaches in the first three quarters of 2020, with the three months of Q3 adding an additional 8.3 billion records to what was already the “worst year on record.” Here, we bring you our list of the top 10 data breaches of 2020.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have observed persistent continued cyber intrusions by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors targeting U.S. think tanks. This malicious activity is often, but not exclusively, directed at individuals and organizations that focus on international affairs or national security policy. The following guidance may assist U.S. think tanks in developing network defense procedures to prevent or rapidly detect these attacks.
As discussed in our prior post, on November 12, 2020, the European Commission published a draft implementing decision on standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for the transfer of personal data to third countries and draft standard contractual clauses. Once finalized, the SCCs will replace the existing SCCs for data transfers out of the EEA.
Ensuring the safety of workers is the top priority for human resources (HR), whether that’s adhering to proper social distancing measures or following emergency response protocols. In today's divisive environment, how can HR departments leverage in-office security guards to keep employees safe? Here, we talk to Matt Voska about the importance of in-office security guards and why security management technology is critical in helping HR leaders ensure workforce safety.
Too often, decision-makers overlook the strategic value and potential in replacing outdated radios that severely limit real-time collaboration and emergency preparedness. In truth, security teams can no longer rely on the radio technology that hasn’t changed since the 1990s. These six reasons demonstrate compelling evidence that radios are ill-equipped to provide today’s security teams with the situational intelligence they need in a high-tech world:
A CEO will last 8.4 years in the position, while a CFO clocks in at 6.2 years in average length of tenure. But a look around the boardroom will tell you that longevity isn’t in the cards for overworked, overwhelmed CISOs, with most only spending an average of two years in the role before calling it quits. This trend is no coincidence - CISOs are at the top of the list for burnt out, especially this year, as organizations accelerated digital transformation nearly overnight and employees continue to work remotely.
Defending against insider threats is one of the biggest challenges an organization can face, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made detection more challenging as remote employees continue to use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access sensitive company files and information. Here, we talk to Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer at Attivo Networks, to discuss how security teams can use deception technology to detect and prevent insider threat attacks.
Organizations have placed a priority on searching for technology solutions to help curb the spread of viruses and microbes. From doors to sinks to elevators, technologies will be centered on delivering a touchless experience; and not temporarily either. What is happening with time and attendance technology and what technologies will lead the wave in this evolution?