The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Mastercard released a new Cybersecurity Toolkit specifically designed for small and medium businesses.
A Rivetz study has found that Millennials were incredibly reliant on their smartphones: two-thirds of respondents were willing to allow a friend to borrow their car for 24 hours, but the same percentage were not willing to allow a friend to borrow their smartphone for the same amount of time.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced a new investment in school safety to better protect teachers and students and prepare against the threat of violence.
A new report reveals that nearly half of businesses are unaware of any potential employee issues prior to a workforce incident, and 87 percent say third-party contractors and freelancers are the cause of the risk.
Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) has introduced legislation to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers.
In its National Strategy for Aviation Security, the Trump administration has called upon the government and private sector to strengthen aviation security from physical and cyber threats.
As many industries adopt IoT solutions for increased security, reduced costs and new opportunities, the buildings industry is looking to do the same by incorporating IoT and mobile functionality into a range of facilities, including around building security systems.
The Business Continuity Institute has formed a new group, Women in Resilience (WiR), which aims to connect and empower women in business continuity, organizational resilience and related disciplines.
National capabilities for terrorism prevention — options other than traditional law-enforcement action to respond to the risk of individual radicalization to violence — are relatively limited, with most relying on local or non-government efforts and only a subset receiving federal support, according to a report from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC).
Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, Calif. offers a free program to train novices to become FAA-certified, commercial class drone pilots.
New research suggests that superficial but deliberate changes in someone's facial appearance -- such as a new hairstyle or complexion -- are surprisingly effective in identity deception.
Federal, state and local agencies spent months preparing for the 2019 Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, game planning for the multitude of incidents that could threaten the safety and security of fans attending the game, as well as individuals and businesses that congregated in areas around the stadium.
Top password manager products have fundamental flaws that expose the data they are designed to protect, rendering them no more secure than saving passwords in a text file, according to a new study.
Late last year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversights and Investigations released its Cybersecurity Strategy report, which starts by observing that current IT strategies aren’t working.
Lockheed Martin and the University of Central Florida (UCF) celebrated the grand opening of a Cyber Innovation Lab on UCF's campus that will help meet the growing local and national need for cybersecurity talent.
Health and safety incidents have become the leading financial loss drivers for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber-attacks or IT outages.
(ISC)² has launched its Professional Development Institute (PDI) to combat the global shortage of skilled and trained cybersecurity professionals.
80 percent of IT business leaders anticipate a critical breach or successful cyberattack over the coming year, says a new survey.
The Saros line of outdoor security cameras from FLIR Systems, Inc., enables enterprise security leaders to implement intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner.
With a scan and set-up QR code, the VERA Thermal camera from 3xLOGIC enables integrators to set up cameras faster and more effectively, saving enterprises money on installation cost.
The low-cost P1290-E thermal camera from Axis Communications can be used as a sensor to avoid compromising privacy – like in schools, healthcare settings or care homes – since thermal imaging detects incidents without revealing personal details about the people in the scene.
These Ultra Intensifier Cameras from Speco Technologies eliminate the need for infrared LED lighting by taking the light available and amplifying it to provide color images in day and night.
U.S. weather and climate-related disasters accounted for $91 billion in direct losses in 2018.
Designed to support challenging lighting conditions typical in city surveillance, airports, traffic, gaming facilities, corrections, hospitality and more, the GFC Professional 4K camera from Pelco by Schneider Electric delivers 8MP resolution detail for demanding surveillance applications with heavy foot and vehicular traffic.
The MIC IP camera series from Bosch can withstand high winds, rain, fog, 100-percent humidity, temperatures as low as -40 degrees F and as high as 149 degrees F, extreme vibrations and more.
Requiring no ambient light and providing excellent image quality in darkness, smoke or fog, Hanwha Techwin’s IP-based Wisenet thermal cameras are capable of long-range detection.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Dr. Elizabeth (Elli) Voorhees as its new director of education and training.
Whether you’re charged with protecting a remote perimeter or a facility with frequent lighting changes – such as a lobby or garage – getting usable results from your surveillance program without abundant false alarms can be challenging.
Over time artificial intelligence has begun taking over, making surveillance easier and less time consuming for users to pinpoint the data they need.
Former DHS cybersecurity strategist Chris DeRusha has been named chief security officer for the state of Michigan.
As if changing missions, resource shortages and salary pressures weren’t big-enough challenges, many federal workers must deal with another hurdle that’s been largely overlooked: smartphone bans.
Aon’s 2019 Cyber Security Risk Report features eight risks that may impact organizations in the next 12 months, no matter where they are on their digital journey.
A new Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey reveals an increased appetite for biometric authentication technology, with 70 percent of respondents reporting that they would like to expand the use of it into the workplace.
A survey of educators from across the U.S. by CSUN social work professor Lauren Willner found that teachers overwhelmingly object to arming teachers a way to deter school shootings.
Security magazine has partnered with Valiant to discover the top trends in guarding and security officer training and use.
The TSA has released a Top 10 list of the “most unusual checkpoint finds of 2018.”
Terrorism, specifically from the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats, says a new report from
Cost recovery for electric sector cybersecurity investments and development of resilience metrics to gauge the industry's progress are two of several recommendations by Vermont Law School researchers and a six-month study of electric grid security.
President Trump signed an executive order that is aimed to guide the development and regulation of artificial intelligence in the U.S.
Legislation has been introduced to require passenger airlines to install secondary security doors between cabins and the cockpit on current aircraft to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack.
A U.S. school district becomes the victim of a cyberattack almost as often as every three days.
White, grey or black? Depending on which color you choose, the scope and results of your penetration test could vary widely.
Illinois state Rep. Daniel Didech has proposed a law that would require police to screen social media accounts of potential gun buyers.
Training Future Digital Security Leaders, by George Finney, CISO at Southern Methodist University
A new poll by CreditCards.com found that 92 percent of Americans have taken at least one big data security risk in the past year.
BBVA Compass has named Brian Fricke as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he will oversee the bank's Information Security and Engineering Risk functions.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced AcceleRISE, a new conference for tomorrow’s security leaders featuring top-quality idea sharing, coaching, business skills development, networking and inspiration.
The rate of women taking over the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2018 rose to 22 percent, after hovering at 18 percent in both 2017 and 2016, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.6 percent year-over-year in December, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI).
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking comments to assess the effectiveness of its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to reduce risks for maritime facilities and vessels.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed A764, also known as “Alyssa’s Law”, requiring all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms that will alert law enforcement during emergencies such as an active shooter, or to employ an alternative emergency mechanism approved by the Department of Education.
What is the most cybersecure country in the world? A new study looked at 60 countries and found huge variances, from malware rates to cybersecurity-related legislation.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 10 Most Wanted List—an action plan for implementing 46 safety recommendations in the coming two years.
Each day, corporate travelers cross the globe to create and support business opportunities. Many travelers consider themselves savvy, and consider their travel a personal quasi-adventure.
In the retail industry, new features expand the use of video and help to mitigate crime.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that offers new protections to employees of state government who are victims of domestic violence.
What can law enforcement and enterprise security do to undermine terrorism, including that of the family affiliated variety?
Dr. Erroll G. Southers will deliver the keynote address at the RS2 Technologies 2019 Annual Conference on March 6, 2019 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort in San Diego, Calif.
We must progressively act towards capturing sound, viewing audio as an equally essential component as video.
The Tulane School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) is now accepting applications for 100% online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs in Emergency Management and Security Management.
According to an annual report by the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2018 decreased from last year’s all-time high of 1,632 breaches by 23 percent (or 1,244 breaches), but the reported number of consumer records exposed containing sensitive personally identifiable information jumped 126 percent from the 197,612,748 records exposed in 2017 to 446,515,334 records this past year.
A study from investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology Assessment projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the U.S. is likely to increase in coming years.
Dan Lips, who has been the homeland security policy director for the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has joined the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) as Assistant Vice President.
The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) has released a new industry guideline: “Firearms in the Healthcare Security Program” under the category of “Security Department Operations”.
With approximately two million square-feet of data center infrastructure to protect, RagingWire Data Centers are leveraging security technology to address insider threats, cyber risk and more.
(ISC)² announced a partnership with CyberUSA, a nonprofit collaborative community of states focused on a common mission of enabling innovation, education, workforce development, enhanced cyber readiness and resilience, and connecting the cyber ecosystem of the U.S. and its allies.
Miami International Airport (MIA) has launched biometric exit technology, so passengers can now board using facial recognition rather than a boarding pass and passport.
The city of San Antonio, Texas, has plans to open its first cybersecurity security operations center.
A new Spiceworks study reveals that 38 percent of organizations across North America and Europe have an active cyber insurance policy.
Last month we asked the question, “What is security’s role in the enterprise?” It turns out the answer isn’t that simple. I’d like to follow that up with what seems to be an easy question.
"Students often come to school with multiple complex health, mental health and social service needs. . . ."
Each year’s ending is replete with predictions of what the year ahead portends. In this practice, the security sector is no stranger.
The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs recently launched a 36-credit MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, which is currently taking applications for Fall 2019.
A bulletproof Kevlar-covered backpack from ArmorMe will be available for sale in the U.S. this month.
A new report from The Bunker has highlighted that senior executives are still often the weakest link in the corporate cybersecurity chain and that cybercriminals target this vulnerability to commit serious data breaches.
According to a survey of 500 IT professionals (conducted by cloud and data center solutions provider INAP), 57 percent feel they’re only contacted when something goes wrong, and 27 percent feel strongly that “senior management has clearly communicated a desire to see the IT team more aligned with the goals of individual business units.”
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and UAH's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) have launched a new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program.
A new report says that as organizations embrace new technologies, such as multi-cloud deployments, they are struggling to implement proper data security.
A report from the National Center for Education Statistics reveals that the percent of schools reporting cyberbullying increased from 62.3 percent of schools in 2010 to 80.9 percent in 2016.
With more than 16,500 known security vulnerabilities being catalogued, 2018 set a new record over last year’s previous record of 14,714.
The Infosecurity ISACA North America Expo and Conference has announced a call for speakers.
Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organizations face globally, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Survey.
On Monday morning, April 18, 2018, a 8 year-old boy left home with a kitchen knife and walked into his central Minnesota elementary school. Minutes later he slashed three fellow pupils aged 8, 9 and 13 years-old, and all needed surgery to repair their injuries.
Will Garrett, who for years has led efforts accelerating the growth of the region’s vast cybersecurity sector, is the newest member of Port San Antonio’s leadership team.
The FBI Agents Association has released a 72-page report with accounts from FBI agents explaining how the U.S. government shutdown has impaired their ability to fight terrorism and other crimes.
Three-quarters of consumers would stop engaging with a brand online following a breach and half would not sign up for an online service that had recently been breached, a new survey shows.
Michele Gay, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools, will speak at this year's 2019 School Safety Conference.
Most Americans (58 percent) are willing to allow third parties to collect at least some sensitive personal data, according to a new survey from the Center for Data Innovation.
Companies globally could incur $5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks, as dependency on complex internet-enabled business models outpaces the ability to introduce adequate safeguards that protect critical assets.
The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year with “my employer” emerging as the most trusted institution.
In the wake of mega data breaches and privacy scandals, major IT outages and the introduction of tighter data protection rules in the European Union and other countries, cyber risk is now a core concern for businesses in 2019 and beyond.
Communities that act now to protect themselves from future hazards like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires can save themselves as much as $11 for every $1 that they initially invest, according to new research.
A new report by Radware shows that the average cost of a cyberattack now exceeds $1 million.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP): Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” publication to provide voluntary cybersecurity practices to healthcare organizations.
For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to National Safety Council analysis.
For crisis response management, Allied Universal partner Groupdolists is a cloud-based, 24/7 response team coordination tool that enables real-time response and situational awareness across security teams.
For high-security installations such as at government facilities, border stations or military bases, these Delta Scientific bullet-resistant guard booths are tested and certified to conform to Underwriters Laboratories standard UL 752.
With a remote security staff, collecting and reviewing time worked and tasks accomplished can be a challenge.
The RISK360 Incident and Case Management system from AMAG Technology investigates and analyzes incidents to help organizations operate more efficiently, save money, enforce compliance and mitigate risk.
This mobile and web-friendly guard tour system from TrackTik Software uses automation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of security management operations.
This 9’x13’8” custom-designed bullet-resistant security booth was built by Par-Kut for television station Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan.
Of 26 countries surveyed by Pew Research, Americans are among the most likely to say cyberattacks will happen.
(ISC)² announced a global call for speakers for its ninth annual Security Congress conference this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 28-30, 2019.
New York is the most popular business travel destination globally, followed by London and Paris.
A new national survey from the Center for Data Innovation finds that just one in four Americans (26 percent) want government to strictly limit the technology, and that support drops to fewer than one in five (18 percent) if it would come at the cost of public safety.
When the Cold Springs Fire tore through 528 acres of Boulder County, Colo., Director of Emergency Management Mike Chard took to social media.
Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector.
Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to help combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like China and ensure U.S. technological supremacy by improving interagency coordination across the U.S. government.
A new study has revealed that 60 percent of respondents reported their organizations have experienced container security incidents in the past year.
When Kathleen Hyde talks about cybersecurity leadership, she talks about breadth. “Training is going to teach you the technical skills you need, but employers also want to see somebody who has problem-solving skills, who has good communication skills,” says Hyde, who chairs Cybersecurity Programs at Champlain College Online.