Tag: security industry

Homeland Security Debuts First Fully Electric Law Enforcement Vehicle for Its Fleet

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) became the first federal agency to debut a battery electric vehicle (EV) fitted for performing law enforcement functions at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Cheltenham, Md. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first of a variety of EVs DHS plans to field across its varied law […]

MTA Installing Security Cameras in All NYC Subway Cars

In an effort to both increase safety and bring more riders back to the nation’s largest subway system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be installing security cameras in every New York City subway train car and at over 100 subway stations, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Sept. 22. The move comes in […]

National Safety Council Offers Guidance on Preventing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is on the rise, yet nearly half of U.S. employers report they are unprepared to prevent and respond to incidents on the job. Recognizing this critical gap in safety preparedness, the National Safety Council released a report and playbook through the nonprofit’s Work to Zero initiative: Workplace Violence: Using Technology to Reduce Risk. This new resource aims to […]

The Trickle Up and Trickle Down of Business Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches are technical by definition. But they can also be measured in dollars and cents. And in the end, most business cybersecurity attacks are traceable to unwitting people within your organization. Many breaches are caused by sloppy habits and a pervasive lack of employee cybersecurity education. Ironically, consumer awareness of cyber risks is on […]

National Retail Security Survey Highlights ‘Burgeoning Threat’ of ORC

Retail shrink, when taken as a percentage of total retail sales in 2021, accounted for $94.5 billion in losses last year, up from $90.8 billion in 2020, according to the 2022 National Retail Security Survey released by the National Retail Federation. Organized retail crime (ORC), a critical component of that shrink, is a growing challenge both for […]

GSX 2022 Security Product Roundup

Held Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta and hosted by ASIS International, the 2022 Global Security Exchange (GSX) attracted thousands of security professionals from around the world and showcased hundreds of new products. If you weren’t able to attend or didn’t get to see everything on the showroom floor, we at Total Security Advisor have rounded up […]

Faces of Security: Frank Santamorena from the U.S. Treasury Department

Frank Santamorena, an industry veteran who also runs his own consultancy and has past ties to television, works at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Senior Physical Security Specialist. Three years ago, the federal agency appointed Santamorena to serve as a technical advisor and subject matter expert helping oversee the security of Internal […]

Biden Admin Launches $1 Billion State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a “first-of-its-kind” cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, made possible thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available […]

While Cyber Reporting Law Will Help Combat Ransomware, Data Recovery Remains Essential 

With President Biden signing a $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations bill into law earlier this year, the federal government is poised to spend billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity and information technology within its agencies. But the spending package also addresses one of the more persistent challenges to identifying and mitigating wide-ranging cyberattacks, including ransomware, in […]

Combat the Top 3 Challenges of Zero Trust with Platform-First Identity Security

“Never trust, always verify” was the founding principle of the term Zero Trust, when Forrester Research Analyst and cybersecurity veteran John Kindervag created the term. At the time, many enterprises were operating under a “trust, but verify” approach, which would be okay if threats were only outside the organization or if it only applied to […]