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.

An ‘Uphill Climb’: Public Safety Pros Want More Resources and Collaboration

Emergency responders—firefighters, EMTs, police officers, emergency managers, security professionals, and 9-1-1 dispatchers—are experiencing increased challenges and workloads at their jobs and are in need of better tools and resources to improve response efforts, according to a new 2022 Public Safety Trends Survey report from Rave Mobile Safety. While the public health and safety needs of communities are […]

New Jersey Passes Law Requiring ‘Age-Appropriate’ School Security Drills

On Jan. 10, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation requiring school security drills in the Garden State to be “age-appropriate” and to prevent unnecessary traumatization of schoolchildren. Among other requirements, the new law prohibits the use of fake blood, real or prop firearms, or the simulations of gun shots or explosions in school security […]

Cryptic Insurance Issues for Cryptocurrency Losses

Over 7,000 individuals lost more than $80 million from cryptocurrency scams, hacks, or thefts between October 2020 and March 2021, according to the Federal Trade Commission. That’s a nearly 1,000% increase from just a year ago, alongside an estimated total of $1.9 billion lost from similar causes when institutions are incorporated into the calculation. These […]

SIA Seeks Nominations for New ‘Women in Security Forum Power 100’

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the call for nominations for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this annual initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum will honor 100 women in the security industry who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community. “The SIA Women […]

Top Predictions for the Privacy Space in 2022

This year, there has been a whirlwind of activity in the privacy space, from Brazil’s General Personal Data Protection Law (LGPD), whose enforcement provisions took effect in August 2021, to China’s Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (PIPL), which entered into effect November 2021. The world is stirring, and the new […]

SIA Forecasts ‘Security Megatrends’ of 2022

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and forecasted the 2022 Security Megatrends, which form the basis of SIA’s signature annual Security Megatrends report defining the top 10 factors influencing both short- and long-term change in the global security industry. SIA’s 2022 Security Megatrends were selected based on fall 2021 survey data gathered from hundreds of top security industry […]

Is It Time to Roll Back Employee Surveillance Practices?

The shift to remote and hybrid work has put employees out of sight but, thanks to technology, not necessarily out of mind. Since the pandemic began, the use of employee monitoring software has leapfrogged by over 50% and, with hybrid work still the norm, shows little signs of receding. It’s not just the ubiquity of […]

Retail Smash-and-Grab Robberies Surge Amid Holiday Season

A recent spree of “smash-and-grab theft,” a category of organized retail crime (ORC), in major U.S. cities has retailers and shoppers on alert this holiday season. The size, audacity, and violence of incidents in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago have drawn major media attention; however, ORC has been a growing threat for decades. The […]

Protecting Against Software Supply Chain Attacks

Evidenced by the high-profile breaches of SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server, cybercriminals are targeting weak links in the software supply chain and compromising code with dramatic effect. According to a report by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there was a 42% rise in the number of supply chain attacks in the first quarter of 2021 compared to Q4 2020. However, while […]

Oxford High Shooting Tragedy Highlights ‘Significant Increase’ in School Violence

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) expressed its sincere condolences to the Oxford, Mich., community in the wake of the recent tragic shooting at Oxford High School. The organization of school resource officers (SROs)—sworn law enforcement officers assigned to work in schools—also offered information it believes will help schools throughout the country prevent or mitigate […]