Everyone is excited to give 2020 the boot. And while we don’t quite know what to expect in 2021, it can’t get any worse. Or can it? As businesses prepare for a new year, with a new set of challenges and new ways of working that may never change, one thing they need to be prioritizing is data privacy. Because if the dominoes fall and privacy is involved, the repercussions can result in a disaster.
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.
Contact-tracing solutions are often talked about as a COVID-19 response strategy for enterprises as they resume travel and continue business operations. In defining a digital contact tracing strategy, enterprises must decide whether or not they even need one distinct from efforts undertaken by local health authorities. Learn here how to implement a digital contact-tracing strategy, as well as how to sort through the large volume of options when it comes to contact tracing to determine what makes the most sense for your security team and your organization.
A recent survey conducted among consumers and IT professionals by SecureAge Technology suggests that a majority of these groups believe COVID-19 contact-tracing technologies put individuals' personally identifiable information (PII) at risk. Generally, however, both these groups believed that these types of tools could help mitigate the spread of the disease, and would support a nationwide rollout of the technology in spite of privacy concerns. So, are contact tracing apps a 'necessary evil'? If so, what can be done to make these apps safer to protect PII and the privacy of the public? Here, we talk to Paul Kohler, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at S3 Consulting.
Today, securing large venues is a topic enterprise security professionals are grappling with in real-time. Securing these facilities, requires managing occupancy, implementing contact tracing and other solutions, including managing privacy, for the safety of future visitors and fans, but also for the safety and security of venue teams, players and staff.