In the United States, February is often considered the last peak month of flu season. We are all accustomed to the unpleasant coughing fits and runny noses that accompany winter’s chill. However, in a turn of events, the common flu has been relatively uncommon across the country this winter. Instead, we continue to deal with the fallout from the far more contagious—and far less forgiving—SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has placed businesses on notice that payment of ransoms to certain cyberattackers could get a company in trouble under U.S. sanctions laws and regulations for helping to finance sanctioned organizations. Sanctions violations carry significant civil and criminal penalties, as well as reputational and other risks. So how should your company handle ransomware?
The Human Trafficking Institute rolled out the 2019 State Summaries, which provide an overview of federal human trafficking cases in all 50 states, the five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. While the number of forced labor cases has remained steady for a few years, the number of criminal sex trafficking cases as a nation has trended down since 2017.
A thought-leadership report from Raines International and The Lake Forest Group finds that nearly all CSOs they interviewed have had to take on COVID-related response in their organizations. The report also examines the changing role of the CSO in a post-COVID world.
According to new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics, workforce drug positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased in urine drug tests, climbing to the highest level since 2003. Marijuana positivity climbed by double digits across nearly all employee testing categories, while opiate and heroin positivity declined. Analysis of more than nine million workplace drug test results showed cocaine and methamphetamine positivity surges in Midwest.
Laura Stepanek, Editor-in-Chief of SDM Magazine has retired. For 36 years, she was the face of SDM, and she has witnessed how new technology has changed the security industry. We wish the best for Laura in her well-deserved retirement.
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