With COVID-19 still an ever-present threat, many essential businesses have learned important lessons about business resiliency, maintaining operations, and mitigating the unique risks and considerations that a pandemic such as this brings to the forefront.
As the pandemic continues to interrupt business as usual, companies are exploring new ways to cope with both the mandated and voluntary restrictions to their operations. One way in which business models have adapted to keep costs under control is by utilizing more lone workers for opening, closing, third shifts, curbside deliveries and other customer interactions outside of the premises. While this has helped many organizations trim costs, it has also exposed lone workers to greater risks.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced an ultraviolet (UV) light pilot program that reportedly kills COVID-19, with the first phase set to launch on subways, buses and other New York City Transit facilities throughout the system this week.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released a joint advisory that highlights ongoing activity by APT groups against organizations involved in both national and international COVID-19 responses.
FedEx Express announced it stood up a special operation to help the U.S. government quickly move COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru testing centers at major retailers across 12 states. This critical mission, led by the White House, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), was a collaborative effort .
ON DEMAND: Locations that were once considered safe havens such as schools, places of worship and healthcare institutions are no longer immune to acts of violence, and that includes healthcare, such as hospitals, emergency rooms, and facilities that provide healthcare outside of a hospital environment.
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.
Community healthcare facilities have unique security needs and for many organizations, physical security technology and training are new to this space. Security professionals in rural community healthcare clinics have to rely on instinct, behavior monitoring, body language, tone of voice and more to determine risk, deescalate situations and maintain the safety and security of staff, patients and visitors. Read More
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.