Over the past year, technology evangelists have pushed hard to expand the adoption of blockchain (distributed ledger technology) for broad-ranging enterprise solutions. What began as a tool to track and verify cryptocurrency transactions has become the darling new technology that will help solve the world’s privacy, security, and financial transaction problems. Despite these efforts, and […]
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.
On Wednesday April 18, 2018, the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce passed four bipartisan bills with the aim of improving the government’s response to cyberattacks on critical energy infrastructure. These bills come on the heels of attempts by nation states and other threat actors to access industrial control system (ICS) networks in […]
A new Pew Research Center report provides the results of surveys conducted following the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The surveys show that a majority of teens fear that a shooting will happen at their school, a feeling shared by their parents. The survey was conducted in March and […]
On March 21 and April 3, 2018, the governors of South Dakota and Alabama inked data breach notification laws, outlining how entities must notify victims in their states. These laws make them the 49th and 50th states, respectively, to enact such legislation.
There are inherent risks contracted and temporary workers bring to the job. Safety organizations are once again encouraging employers to pay attention to building a workplace for these workers that parallels how they treat their permanent employees.
Most travelers have time to get the new high-security driver’s licenses needed to fly in the future. As reported in the Total Security Daily Advisor back in November, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) planned to impose the REAL ID Act in early 2018, but the new deadline is now late 2020.
Social media plays a large role in the way many people communicate, and its security applications are becoming more apparent. Security professionals can leverage social media both in detecting potential threats and also to distribute alerts to the grounds, facilities, and people they are assigned to protect. The below slideshare from the National Center for […]
According to a new report, the market for security control rooms is expected to grow from $7.2 billion this year to an even $10 billion by 2023. That’s an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% in five years.
It remains uncertain whether a new wall along the U.S.-Mexico border will be built, or if Mexico will pay for it. In the meantime, last year, Congress set aside $20 million for prototypes that stand ready to be tested.
Congress is extending the statute known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act that permits the government to collect without a warrant, the e-mails and other communications of foreigners abroad from American firms, like Google, AT&T, and Facebook.