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U.S. Survey Explores ‘Mental Toll’ of Gun Violence, Attitudes Toward Security Measures

A new, comprehensive survey gauges Americans’ concerns about gun violence and what steps they’re willing to take to feel safer in public areas. Weapons detection company Evolv Technology commissioned market research firm Equation Research to survey over 2,000 U.S. adults from Oct. 20 to Oct. 28, 2021. Evolv says the resultant report, Guns in America: A Survey on […]

Security Pros Talk Top Trends at ISC East Tradeshow

Did you miss the recent ISC East tradeshow in New York City? If so, fear not—we’ve got you covered! Our team at Total Security Advisor walked the showroom floor, shook many sanitized hands, took notes, checked out the newest tech, and picked the brains of attendees about top industry trends. The main takeaway? The security […]

Feds Issue Cybersecurity Reminder Amid the Holiday Season

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a cybersecurity reminder for public- and private-sector organizations to remain vigilant and take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk to ransomware and other cyberattacks leading up to and during the holiday season. The agencies noted this advisory is based on observations on […]

DOJ’s New Enforcement Team May Intensify Push to Recover Cyberattack Payments

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) to (1) add structure to and coordinate the agency’s investigative capabilities concerning unlawful uses of cryptocurrency, (2) increase prosecutions, and (3) recover illicit proceeds. The last piece is especially striking because it may provide a positive incentive for […]

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Is There a Value to Professional Security Certifications?

The security world is full of professional certifications, ranging from the plethora of initials offered by ASIS, to homeland security designations, to a fraud examiner’s certification, to others related to crisis management, threat management, and even critical incident stress. Do the examination costs, recertification fees and costs, and study time make sense for security professionals […]

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What Is the Difference Between Shelter in Place and Lockdown?

It is important to determine suitable shelter-in-place locations and lockdown rooms in a facility before an incident. Knowing what characteristics make a room more conducive to shelter in place or secure in place (lockdown) helps to avoid danger during an incident.

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Fire Prevention and Fire Protection Go Hand in Hand

In addition to the safety of occupants with business continuity an ever increasing issue, protection from fire is an integral aspect in reducing downtime at any facility. An understanding of why you need both fire prevention and fire protection can reduce hazards and maintain safety.

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Evacuation Route Maps: Are They a Requirement?

Security professionals looking to improve their workplaces’ emergency preparedness plans may have noticed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly suggests the use of evacuation route maps—but there doesn’t seem to be a specific requirement. However, the lack of a clear requirement does not diminish the value of these materials to your emergency […]

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5 Physical Security Controls Your Business Needs

Most conversations about cybersecurity focus entirely on the digital realm. That makes sense. Most cyberattacks are carried out through the Internet. At the same time, neglecting physical security is something you do at your own risk. The most ironclad firewall in the world means little if anyone can simply walk into your server room.