Cybersecurity breaches are a major threat to every business and can quickly lead to network downtime. In fact, a standard breach costs an average of $3.5 million (IBM). However, if a large organization is unprepared, this cost could skyrocket, as was the case for one firm last year, which lost an estimated $51 million after halting operations due to a breach. Read More
Because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, millions of Americans have been asked to stay in their houses until further notice. Our new national focus on hygiene and hibernation means that we’re mostly home, save for only necessary trips to the grocery store, the pharmacy, or for medical appointments. While it’s hard to define being quarantined as a good thing, from a security perspective, it means the chances of experiencing a home burglary are now quite low. Read More
Artificial intelligence (AI) presents a perfect solution to compensate for unmanned environments or those with limited staffing, or the loss of vigilance after looking at a screen too long. AI can help us not only watch continuously, but also feed systems that are able to sort, organize and categorize massive amounts of data in a way that human operators cannot. And it can do so far more reliably than traditional video analytics ever did.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19. Read More
Concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated global headlines. And now cybercriminals are using all tools at hand to take advantage of this concern to spread phishing and social engineering scams and misinformation. Read More
During this COVID-19 crisis, law enforcement and security personnel are not only expected to continue their usual levels of service to the public, but are also expected to assist in community and government efforts combatting the virus. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed. Read More
This month in Security magazine: meet the global security team at Boston Scientific - five female professionals with diverse background and skills who are creating a best-in-class enterprise security team while ensuring the safety and security of employees, customers and patients. Also this month, we highlight Kristin Lenardson and her successful career in protective services. Security experts discuss whistleblowing, the CCPA and more.