In late February 2020, news broke in the United States that the once faraway threat of a “novel coronavirus” had spread to U.S. soil. As COVID-19 case numbers in major cities grew, stay-at-home orders were put in place, businesses closed, restaurants shifted to take-out only, and retailers adopted curbside service. All of this took place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, however, hospitals remained open — accepting new patients at the direction of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and working diligently to adhere to new safety guidelines. During virus, or any pandemic outbreaks, we are acutely reminded of our essential frontline healthcare workers, the critical need to enhance their overall safety, security, and to be as efficient as possible when communicating vital information.
Elizabeth “Beth” Lindsay-Wood, MBA, CHCIO, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as vice president and chief information officer (CIO). She will be responsible for leading Moffitt’s information technology teams and preparing the organization to accelerate its digital transformation.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the world, hospitals are struggling to provide patient care, ensure the health and safety of medical personnel, and protect vital supplies from theft.
To help fight COVID-19, North Dakota university and industry researchers are looking for ways a drone can quickly sanitize playgrounds, deliver supplies and detect people's temperature from a distance.
The state of Washington is one of the most affected states in the US by the coronvirus. Here we speak with Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services at Seattle Children's Hospital, and learn how security and medical staff are handling the coronavirus epidemic.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.