Category: Policies and Training

Your security initiatives are only as effective as the policies and training designed support them. Look here for advice on crafting strong cyber and physical security policies as well as best practices for communicating these policies through proper training.

How Business Leaders Can Promote Better Cybersecurity Practices

Cybersecurity is less about what a business’ IT team does and more about the decision-making process. The growing risks to online security mean that leaders need to make wiser business decisions and rethink strategies that affect cybersecurity. Whether it’s working with contractors, upgrading software, or staying up to date with the latest threats, these are […]

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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 […]

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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.

Seattle Port Authority Permanently Bans Facial Recognition

The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to permanently ban the use of biometric technology—including facial recognition—for law enforcement, security, and mass surveillance purposes by the Port and any private-sector entities operating at its facilities, including the seaport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Security Industry Association (SIA), a vocal advocate for the responsible use […]

Top Total Security Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

As a security and public safety professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. Attending the industry’s top total security conferences can help you do just that. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! We’ve done the research for you, so […]

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Feds Launch IED Awareness Campaign to Thwart Bomb Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced a new pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” to build awareness in communities across the U.S. about how to prevent bomb attacks.  At the pilot’s launch at Revell Ace Hardware in Clinton, Miss., on June 30, CISA […]

Best Practices for Data Breach Detection, Response

It’s not a matter of who will be affected by a data breach but when. The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened a Pandora’s box of data predators. For a company, the breaches can be costly, both financially and in other ways, including the devastating toll they can take on your reputation. Many breaches occur because of […]

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BYOD Security Risks

We’ve talked before about the reasons an employer may benefit from implementing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy in the workplace, such as cost reduction, improved employee satisfaction, the likelihood of better technology standards, and the decreased time to productivity on a personal device, just to name a few. But there are quite a few security risks, […]

No Longer a ‘Pipe Dream’: New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

On March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo took a breather from his “troubles” and signed the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act of 2021. New York now joins its neighbors Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Jersey in allowing recreational cannabis for use by adults 21 years old and older. Citing “social justice” as a driving force, the governor’s […]

Lone Worker Risk Management: Apply the 4 Ps

Whether you are working for a large corporation with thousands of employees or a small business contractor with a handful of employees, there are times that will require employees to be lone workers. During these times, a lone worker must make many decisions to successfully complete a task on time. To work safely, these employees […]