Tag: Cybersecurity

Cyberthreat Response Tips for Small and Midsize Businesses

Small and midsize businesses have unique challenges as they work to protect themselves from being victims of cyberattacks. Daniel Lowrie, a certified ethical hacker who has spent the last 20 years in the information technology field, spoke with Rob Carson, founder and CEO of Semper Sec, a company that builds security programs and navigates security […]

Less Pain, More Gain: Why Now Might Be the Time to Upgrade Your Access Control System

Today’s access control systems are much more than just tools to manage locking and unlocking doors. Over the last decade, advances in digital technologies have transformed how these systems work and the benefits they can offer you. Features like mobile credentials, biometrics, cybersecurity, and integration with building systems can not only be used to restrict […]

Faces of Security: Larry Thompson from the NBA’s Orlando Magic

“I’ve never been accused of being short on words,” joked Larry Thompson, Director of Security for the Orlando Magic, as he provided his in-depth interview responses for Total Security Advisor’s latest “Faces of Security” profile. But, as a man whose storied career includes stints helping protect both our nation’s leaders and professional sports players, Thompson […]

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 […]

Maintaining Security in Offices with a Hybrid Work Model

In March 2020, companies around the world closed their offices and sent employees home to work remotely. Since then, many offices have reopened, but not all companies are returning to a pre-2020 work environment. Some companies are embracing a hybrid work model that puts workers in the office on certain days and allows them to […]

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 […]

Cybersecurity Issues to Keep an Eye on in the New Year

With record-breaking attacks in 2021 according to Crowdstrike, end-users and organizations must remain vigilant to protect against cybersecurity threats. Gartner, an IT industry research firm, predicts that by 2025 more than 75% of organizations will face one or more attacks by bad actors due to the exponential growth in the threat landscape. According to an Identity […]

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 […]