Category: Emerging Issues in Security

Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.

Vax Mandate, Not Lax Mandate: Security Considerations for Vaccine Mandate Compliance

Despite rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by the delta variant, executive leaders are pushing toward a post-pandemic return-to-work model that puts employees in the office at least two days a week. HR and IT/security professionals have been feeling squeezed between a rock and a hard place trying to meet workforce health, safety, technology, data […]

Global Study: Security Challenges and Opportunities for the ‘New Hybrid Workplace’

As a rise in variants spurs new uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses around the globe are tasked with developing a long-term plan and work model—whether in-person, remote, or hybrid—that meets the needs of employees and the business. Amid this transition, Entrust, a provider of trusted identity, payments, and data protection solutions, set out to uncover […]

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DOJ Launches Body-Worn Camera Program for Federal Agents

On Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program that requires department law enforcement personnel to use body-worn cameras (BWCs) during pre-planned law enforcement operations. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix and Detroit Field Divisions have officially begun using BWCs during these pre-planned operations. Over the course […]

FBI Releases 2020 Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI has released Hate Crime Statistics, 2020, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The 2020 data, submitted by 15,136 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.

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Biden, Tech Giants, and Educators Partner to Bolster Nation’s Cybersecurity

On Aug. 25, President Joe Biden met with private-sector tech giants, such as Google and Apple, and education leaders to discuss the whole-of-nation effort and workforce training needed to address cybersecurity threats. Some of the technology companies pledged billions of dollars to support cybersecurity initiatives.

How Federal Agencies Use Facial Recognition Tech

In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) examines both the current and planned uses of facial recognition technology (FTC) by two dozen federal agencies. According to the GOA, recent advancements have boosted the accuracy and use of automated FRT, making it increasingly important to understand the biometric technology’s applications across the federal […]

‘The Enemy of the Day’: Ransomware Attacks Have Affected Over One-Third of Organizations

A new International Data Corp. (IDC) survey found that more than one-third of organizations worldwide have experienced a ransomware attack or breach that blocked access to systems or data in the previous 12 months. And for those that fell victim to ransomware, it is not uncommon to have experienced multiple ransomware events.

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Study: Physical Security Threats at Businesses Reach ‘Unsettling’ Pace Amid Intelligence Failures

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, companies embrace hybrid work, employees return to the office, and the U.S. opens up, violence and physical threats to businesses are occurring at an unsettling, record-high pace. Furthermore, intelligence failures regularly occur at large U.S. companies, resulting in physical threats or harm and impacting business continuity.

IBM Study: Every Data Breach Costs Companies Over $4.2M on Average

IBM Security announced the results of a global study which found that data breaches now cost surveyed companies $4.24 million per incident on average—the highest cost in the 17-year history of the report. Based on in-depth analysis of real-world data breaches experienced by over 500 organizations, IBM said the study suggests that security incidents became more costly […]