As travel continues to make its comeback, businesses need to be taking a renewed look at their duty of care policies to provide their road warriors with the adequate — and expected — level of safety and security.
The past year’s COVID-19 pandemic marked an unparalleled turning point that has completely changed the world as we know it. When businesses and organizations from many industries rushed to establish business continuity from home, hackers took full advantage of the remote work conditions that provided easy targets in unsecure environments. Although people are returning to the office and getting “back to normal,” the idea of evaluating the organization’s cybersecurity posture is becoming more prevalent.
For me, the issue of vaccination passports is actually exposing the underbelly of the privacy and identity debate in the United States at the expense of public health and public safety. This is no longer a matter of whether people are collecting benefits to which they are not entitled, or whether an ID is needed to vote. The issue of vaccination passports and the lack of a national identity strategy in the United States is now literally a matter of life and death.
Are you ready for hybrid work? Though the hybrid office will create great opportunities for employees and employers alike, it will create some cybersecurity challenges for security and IT operations. Here, Vishal Jain, Co-Founder and CTO at Valtix, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of cloud native network security services, speaks to Security magazine about the many ways to develop a sustainable cybersecurity program for the new hybrid workforce.
The demand for touchless solutions is so great right now that the touchless sensing market across all sectors is expected to grow an average of 17% annually through 2025, according to Orion Market Reports, which states that the main drivers are increasing demand for non-contact detection, sanitation issues, and advantageous programs distributed by governments.
For years, healthcare providers lagged their corporate counterparts when it came to cybersecurity. Recently, they made up significant ground, recognizing the need to allocate sufficient funds, focus on fundamentals, and outsource functions they cannot cost-effectively perform in-house. Unfortunately, 2020 threw a huge wrench in the works.
Two common options for surveillance and perimeter protection are visible cameras with near infrared illumination capabilities and thermal imaging cameras—both are optimal for distinct situations. However, optimal lighting isn’t always available or guaranteed, especially when a scenario calls for 24-hour awareness for security applications, including outdoor, remote, or rural locations, or if there is need to see beyond the fence line to identify and react to incoming threats.
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technology, including faster, more affordable bandwidth, are revolutionizing the ways cities conduct surveillance and provide security. Major cities throughout the U.S. are utilizing turnkey systems that integrate video footage, access management, traffic monitoring and body-worn cameras into central high-speed networks.
One thing is clear: the hybrid model will be permanent. Occupier requirements are constantly evolving and they are driving new considerations for landlords and workspace providers. Let’s review the core considerations and components required to create a secure tech operating layer that reassures the integrity of the workspace, operation and infrastructure while delivering a great occupier experience.