Tag: security industry

Mass. Soup Kitchen Upgrades Security with Integrated System

My Brother’s Table (MBT), the largest soup kitchen on Massachusetts’ North Shore, has replaced its analog surveillance cameras with a new security solution from Axis Communications—enhancing safety and efficiency at the facility and alleviating the workload of its lean staff. “Being so understaffed, we rely heavily on our new technology to keep our volunteers, service […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faces of Security: Jim Sawyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Faces of Security,” a new Q&A series profiling industry experts across various sectors. For our first profile, we at Total Security Advisor opted to focus on a sector particularly hard hit by the ongoing pandemic: healthcare. However, Jim Sawyer, Security Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has a lot more […]