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.

Now & Next: Empowering Women in Security (Infographic)

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, top advocates in the security industry offer insights and inspiration for both seasoned professionals and women considering a career in the space. Please help spread the empowerment by sharing this Q&A infographic!

SIA Reveals the 2022 Women in Security Forum Power 100 List

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the inaugural honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. New in 2022, this initiative presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation, and leadership in the community. The 2022 Power […]

IBM Report Examines Cyberattack Trends of 2021

Ransomware and vulnerability exploitations together were able to “imprison” businesses across the globe in 2021, with manufacturing emerging as the most targeted industry while supply chain woes grew, according to a new report from IBM Security. While the annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found phishing was the most common cause of cyberattacks in general in the past […]

FTC: Consumers Lost Over $5.8B to Fraud Last Year, Marking 70% Jump

Newly released Federal Trade Commission data shows that American consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, an increase of more than 70% over the previous year. The FTC received fraud reports from more than 2.8 million consumers last year, with the most commonly reported category once again being imposter scams, followed by online […]

U.S. Businesses Face Continued Rise in Physical Security Threats

As U.S. companies continue hybrid work in this third year of COVID-19, already-high levels of physical threats are expected to continue to rise; significant health and safety protocol-related conflicts between management and employees are occurring; and workplace violence preparedness at businesses is primarily reactive and inconsistent. These are some of the findings from a new […]

Guns at Work: Keeping Employees Safe in Troubling Times

Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of all fatal on-the-job injuries. Nearly half of all states, however, now have laws in some […]

Red Flags, Not Roses: Beware Romance Scams This Valentine’s Day

When you hear “romance scam” you may think of a little old lady falling for the classic “Nigerian Prince” scam. But romance scams have become far more complex and difficult to recognize, adapting to today’s online dating landscape. With the popularity of platforms like Match.com, Tinder, and Bumble, scammers have set their sights on these […]

Justice Department Seizes Record $3.6B in Cryptocurrency from 2016 Hack

On Feb. 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) arrested two individuals in Manhattan for an alleged conspiracy to launder cryptocurrency that was stolen during the 2016 hack of Bitfinex, a virtual currency exchange, presently valued at approximately $4.5 billion. Thus far, law enforcement has seized over $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency linked to that […]

DHS Outlines Top Threats in Latest National Terrorism Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States. This is the fifth NTAS Bulletin issued by the agency since January 2021, and it replaces the previous bulletin that expired Feb. 8, 2022. “DHS remains committed to proactively sharing timely information and intelligence about the […]

DHS Establishes ‘Unprecedented’ Cyber Safety Review Board

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in an executive order from President Joe Biden. The agency said the CSRB is an “unprecedented” public-private initiative that will bring together government and industry leaders to review and assess significant cybersecurity events to better protect the […]