As vaccine distribution continues through 2021, the companies managing the process must proactively think about their current risk level, how they can decrease that risk, and how they can strengthen their security posture moving forward.
Virginia becomes the first state in the U.S. to permanently enact COVID-19 workplace safety and health standards. In addition to requiring all public-facing employees to wear masks, the standards ensure ready access to hand sanitizer and the regular cleaning of common work spaces. Employers must train employees on COVID-19 safety and to develop infectious disease and preparedness response plans. The new permanent regulations include guidelines for returning to work and communicating about employees who test positive and potential exposures.
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.
As organizations bring their employees back to the workplace, many are looking to leverage location technology as a means to increase safety. Return-to-work solutions ranging from digital contact tracing and social distancing monitoring to sanitation alerts and occupancy analytics are being explored and embraced in varying degrees around the world. However, it’s imperative that any technology deployed works a double shift to also provide value in the post-pandemic times. The same location technology infrastructure used to address infection prevention and mitigation can be used to complement and enhance traditional security efforts.
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.
Typically, guarding companies are focused on threats like active shooter, potential terrorism and natural disasters. Though those concerns remained in 2020, security officers and guarding companies have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic shutdown, social and civil unrest, and an election. How did these concerns impact the guarding world?
Italian bottling company S.I.BE.G. srl invested in wearables for two of its plant and its headquarters locations to help with contact-tracing as well as ensure employees and visitors adhere to social-distancing guidelines.
ON DEMAND: Listen to healthcare security experts as they discuss their journey through the Covid-19 pandemic – from response to recovery, what they saw, and what they learned. This webinar will discuss how these experts reacted to the pandemic, the planning, the changes in their operations and staffing, and dealing with this new unforeseen risk.
ON DEMAND: The insider threat—consisting of scores of different types of crimes and incidents—is a scourge even during the best of times. But the chaos, instability and desperation that characterize crises also catalyze both intentional and unwitting insider attacks. Learn how your workers, contractors, volunteers and partners are exploiting the dislocation caused by today's climate of Coronavirus, unemployment, disinformation and social unrest.
ON DEMAND: IP geolocation data, which maps the IP address of a device connected with the Internet to a geographic location, has been helping inform online business decisions for almost 20 years. Although it is no longer the new kid on the digital block, it has become an ever-more essential tool, addressing more varied business needs and applications than ever before – all arising from the growth of anonymous incoming Internet traffic as well as increased numbers of remote workers. This is driving a need for accurate location insights at organizations around the globe.