Enterprises today have become increasingly reliant on mobile workers and flexible working lifestyles. Plus, they are opening internal resources to outside users, including contractors, partners and service providers.
It’s helpful to reflect on where we are now versus where we are going. Today, there is still more discussion about what might be possible than actual physical products on the market. Much of the conversation centers on practical ways to utilize deep learning and neural networks and how these techniques can improve analytics and significantly reduce false-positives for important events.
Security organizations may be late adopters of technology to manage their workforces, but once implemented, the early benefits of technological solutions become quite clear to them. They’re waking up to understand that simply placing a security officer at a post is no longer a viable option.
In an effort to tighten data storage practices and data breaches, a bipartisan legislation introduced by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo, Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, will require data harvesting companies such as social media platforms to tell consumers and financial regulators exactly what data they are collecting from consumers, and how it is being leveraged by the platform for profit.
We have been hearing about the “convergence” of physical and cyber security for years, but even today there are still debates about whether it has happened yet (spoiler alert: it hasn’t). Part of the challenge might be that the word convergence itself can apply to more than one kind of activity – for example, some believe it applies to the linkages or integration of IT and security systems, while others believe it applies to IT and security organizational structures and teams.
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.