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How Educational Institutions Can Let Go of Hesitancies and Embrace Cybersecurity

As school systems desperately try to keep up with ever-evolving technology, one urgent area for major improvement is cybersecurity. Over the last six years, K-12 school districts have seen a significant increase in cyberattacks, with a total of 1,331 publicly disclosed K-12 cyber incidents involving more than a thousand school districts and other public education […]

Progress in Privacy Thinking: 2023 Predictions

Last year, I wrote about 4 predictions I had for the privacy space in 2022. These predictions were based on shifts in privacy thinking and how they were affecting regulations and vice versa. Ultimately, these fundamental changes in privacy thinking affect the way organizations view and address their privacy and data protection challenges. My 2022 […]

Study Finds Workplace Violence and Harassment Is a Global Problem

More than one in five people (almost 23%) in employment have experienced violence and harassment at work, whether physical, psychological, or sexual, according to a new joint analysis by the U.N.’s International Labour Organization (ILO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF), and Gallup. “Experiences of Violence and Harassment at Work: A global first survey” provides a sense of […]

Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: Facts and Fiction

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to commit cybercrimes targeting personal and corporate victims? Who are these twisted people? How do you recognize them? Is it possible there’s a cybercriminal lurking in your book group or sitting down at your holiday dinner table? Law enforcement agencies have been researching the backgrounds, personal qualities, […]

Physical Security Trends and Predictions

Organizations are taking stock and settling into a new way of working after a period of uncertainty and change driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. 2022 brought new challenges to the physical security industry, such as product shortages and human resource issues. Despite these changing conditions, the industry has shown resilience and adaptability. Recently, Genetec gathered […]

Ransomware on the Rise: How to Stem the Tide

A ransomware attack has the ability to disrupt the basic functioning of an organization and bring it to a standstill. The damage these attacks can inflict has become a matter of national security. In 2021, President Biden launched the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, which mandated the transition to a Zero Trust framework. […]

Five Trends Shaping Cybersecurity in 2023

As digital transformation evolves and the volume of data grows, so do opportunities for cybercriminals. Cyberattacks are projected to cost companies $10.5 trillion by 2025—up from $3 trillion a decade prior. Today’s remote workforce unveils another layer of cybersecurity concerns for companies. Increased reliance on the public cloud, the use of unsecured networks and hardware, […]

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

Op-Ed: We’re All in Customer Service—Sometimes, Accidentally

When Bulldog Communications signed on as lock maker Kwikset’s PR agency of record back in 2014, we provided them with a contract that outlined all the services we would be providing. Though the program had a hefty number of deliverables, customer service was not on the list. And yet, we’ve been doing it anyway, though […]

Recent Attacks Underscore Need to Secure Utilities

While most are getting ready for the holidays, this month marked a time of several attacks on the U.S. electric grid, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) is hoping a recent webinar will help educate utilities on how to better protect their infrastructure in light of these incidents. Responding to Recent Incidents At the beginning […]