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Post-Pandemic Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

During the early days of COVID-19, most small businesses had to close their physical storefronts and make their online debut. Believing that cybercriminals only target large businesses, most were not protected from cyberthreats. This lack of protection proved costly for small businesses, which is certainly a big business in the United States. Mark Madrid, the […]

Faces of Security: Adam Gyrion from The Walt Disney Company

Adam Gyrion is the Senior Manager of Global Security Technology at The Walt Disney Company. He joined the team in 2022 and oversees the day-to-day operations support they provide to business unit partners across the organization. “In practice, that means I lead a team of analysts and system architects who are responsible for the design, […]

How to Prevent and Prepare for Active Shooter Incidents

Security professionals should understand not only how to prevent active shooter incidents from happening on their properties but also how to adequately deal with these threats and other emergencies when they do happen. This is a growing problem; according to 2022 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics, the number of active shooters identified in 2021 […]

Vertical Integration and the Future of Commercial Security

If you have ever walked through an airport, there is no doubt you have glanced at the various doors when entering. If you pay a little more attention, or perhaps you work in access control and security, you will notice all the different types of locks, card readers, and electronic door controllers throughout the airport’s […]

New Blueprint Helps Build Cyber Resilience to Growing Ransomware Threat

In May 2021, the United States was stunned by a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline that brought fuel delivery on the East Coast to a standstill. While this attack shed light on the long-standing digital vulnerabilities in the country’s critical infrastructure, ransomware has always been quietly pummeling small and midsize American businesses. In 2021, […]

Government and Industry Partners Kick Off Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022

With the beginning of October, government and industry partners have kicked off Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead the annual awareness campaign, whose theme this year is “See Yourself in Cyber.” Since 2004, the U.S. president and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity […]

Addressing the Basics of Remote Work Security

In just a few short years, hybrid working has become an everyday part of corporate life. The combination of working from home and a centralized workplace offers convenience and flexibility, and in progressive countries such as the Netherlands, it may turn into a legal right. A recent Gallup poll found that as of February, most remote-capable […]

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 […]