Think of all the ways mobile applications make your life easier and more productive. You can monitor your bank account, book transportation, listen to music, track your physical activity - all via mobile applications.
Smart mobile devices have become almost as necessary as breathing today. A wide range of devices are available – more than ever before, and at ever more affordable price points, fueling their ubiquity. The capabilities of these smart mobile devices are also expanding. They allow us to access more social media platforms than we have friends, provide us quick access to all the information on the web, handle our schedules, and most importantly, they allow us to be proactive with our security.
Concert venues and other events often draw large crowds. This can cause numerous issues when event organizers and building administrators are trying to communicate safety information. Noise and other distractions can make it difficult to grab people’s attention and relay instructions that will keep them out of harm’s way. Whether it’s an active shooter, bomb threat, severe weather, fire, or some other emergency, you need to have plans in place to share information with attendees and manage the situation at hand.
The Verizon Mobile Security Index finds half of respondents sacrificed security to “get the job done”.
March 5, 2019
Verizon’s second Mobile Security Index finds that more organizations are compromising mobile security in order to “get the job done”, and in turn are facing a greater risk of data loss, downtime and damage to their reputation and customer relationships.
As many industries adopt IoT solutions for increased security, reduced costs and new opportunities, the buildings industry is looking to do the same by incorporating IoT and mobile functionality into a range of facilities, including around building security systems.
Innovations in cloud and mobile technologies have created more opportunities than ever for employees to work remotely, using devices of their choosing. But the flexibility of technology heterogeneity in the workplace isn’t without risk. As data becomes more accessible across a growing range of devices, the attack surface area also grows wider, raising the possibility of a potential data breach.
Our special feature this month highlights the Department of Homeland Security's newest agency: the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Also, this month we highlight the Leander Independent School District's data practices that protect student privacy. Security experts discuss video monitoring, cybersecurity for public-private partnerships, privacy and more.