The TalkTalk data breach in 2015 was monumental for the cybersecurity industry. At the time, data breaches were hardly new, but this particular breach resulted in the government recommending that an officer should be appointed with day-to-day responsibility for protecting computer systems from a cyber attack.
During this COVID-19 crisis, law enforcement and security personnel are not only expected to continue their usual levels of service to the public, but are also expected to assist in community and government efforts combatting the virus. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.
Limiting the spread and collateral damage that COVID-19 poses to the world will heavily depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. What are some incident management protocols security leaders should keep in mind during COVID-19?
The COVID-19 virus may have started in China, but its effects are spreading across the globe – in various forms beyond the virus itself. In addition to the tragic loss of life it has already claimed, the virus’ impact on the business world has been far-reaching.
Human resources departments (HR) handing out information sheets is not going to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Training has to be conducted in concert and in person to all by the security department, as, it is a security threat. Here are some protocols and policy management procedures your enterprise and security department should consider to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus.
A key role in corporate security leadership is in understanding global vulnerabilities as part of a shift that goes beyond traditional security concerns, in order to anticipate new risks to your organization.
A few months ago, ISIO suggested in articles that security managers must ensure that there is a contingency in the budget to obtain equipment or skills training in case of an unknown threat that could arrive out of the blue. Any responsible managing or finance director must consider allocating funding and preparing for this emerging threat because it has life impacting or life and death possibilities.
Twenty-three years ago, when I worked with the Federal Protective Service policing federal facilities where security contract oversight was key, the General Services Administration and U.S. Justice Department designed systems that complimented each other to provide concentric layers of protection against unlawful entry and other threats.
Let’s put this into perspective. In 2019, the Centre for Disease Control reports that 61,200 people died from the common flu virus. That’s 168 deaths per day! Compared to Coronavirus that was first reported on December 31st with 213 deaths in total until January 31st. Based on last years statistics, 5,208 people have died of the common flu in that same time period.