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How Poor Mental Health Can Lead to Bad Security Systems Management

A career in security requires a high level of mental focus and alertness. Professionals who are in charge of managing surveillance and security systems bear a lot of responsibility. They are responsible for protecting the safety and security of people, places, and information from threats. They prevent breaches of information and invasion of privacy. To […]

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces $1.6B in Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced $1.6 billion for eight Fiscal Year 2022 preparedness grant programs. Together, these programs provide critical funding to help state and local officials prepare for, prevent, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism and other hazards. This funding is in addition to the $405.1 […]

Remote Security Management: How Does It Benefit Business?

Security in business has been important ever since industry began. Whether you were a shop owner in the Middle Ages or are a glossy tech firm established in the digital revolution, security was and remains essential. Manned security has commonly been the way to go in the past, but this can sometimes be expensive and […]

Why Security Dealers (and Homeowners) Should Combine Video Doorbells and Smart Locks

Video doorbells are a popular product, and for good reasons. One reason is that they let homeowners use their smartphone or tablet to see people or packages that are at the door, even if the homeowner is nowhere near the home. Here’s a personal example. Recently I was away on a 10-day cruise, and I […]

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Partner to Scrap Passwords

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The companies said the new capability will allow websites and apps to offer […]

For a Stronger Human Firewall, Use Tough Love

It all started with a valentine. Earlier this year, my team and I aimed Cupid’s arrow at Businessolver employees to show them that—to borrow a phrase—there’s a thin line between love and bait: We orchestrated a phishing simulation via an email claiming to be from our CEO wishing them a happy Valentine’s Day. Was it […]

Back to Basics: Top 10 Reasons for False Security Alarms

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. A security system, connected to a 24/7 external alarm monitoring center, is a great way for businesses to protect their properties. However, security professionals constantly battle the problem of security system false alarms. It’s a problem not […]

Factors to Consider When Designing a Business Video Surveillance System

A high-quality video surveillance system is one of the most important investments your business can make, helping to keep your premises, employees, customers, and possessions safe. Yet, there are a wide variety of factors to consider, ranging from how many cameras you need, to whether or not you want a remote video surveillance system. CCTV […]

For Business Resiliency, Detect Threats in Real Time

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and various stages of reopenings occur, the threat landscape is dramatically expanding, which is compounded by global geopolitical issues such as the war between Russia and Ukraine. This perpetual state of volatility impacts the ways businesses operate and their ability to plan ahead to mitigate risks. According to Ontic’s 2022 […]

Calif. Man Convicted for $23M Phishing Scam Against U.S. Department of Defense

Cybercrime can impact anyone, anywhere, and that includes even the U.S. government. A California man was convicted on six counts related to the theft of over $23 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), money destined for one of its jet fuel suppliers, according to U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Philip […]