Category: Emerging Issues in Security

Security is constantly evolving, and it’s important for professionals to stay up to date. We provide the latest news, opinions, trends, case studies, strategies, and legislative and regulatory developments that could have an impact on the field.

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Preventing Data Breaches Triggered by Mobile Apps

People in your organization use mobile apps across your network every day, and the sheer number of apps available for them to download to their (or your) devices continues to grow. As such, mobile apps are attractive targets for hackers looking to exploit user’s sensitive personal information. So, whether your organization develops mobile apps or […]

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Get the Edge You Need at the Total Security Summit!

The Total Security Summit is a dynamic two-day event specifically targeted at Security Professionals across all sectors. The summit is set up to facilitate focused discussions between you and vendors who will walk you through the latest technologies and innovative solutions to meet your business’s security needs.

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Workplace Safety and Security in the Age of Legal Marijuana: What You Need to Know

Thirty-three states have now legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, while another 11 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational use. As many states across the country become more lenient with their marijuana laws and regulations, organizations should seek out everything there is to know about marijuana use and workplace safety and wellness.

A Clear and Present Danger: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

On Monday, November 19, emergency room doctor Tamara O’Neal was shot outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Chicago’s south side. According to sources, the shooter, Juan Lopez, was angry with her over a broken engagement, leading to yet another workplace active shooter situation. While coworkers can be the perpetrators of workplace violence, […]

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Are Your Employees Ready to Deal with an E-mail Compromise Attack?

Most workers are familiar with or have at least heard of phishing attacks by now. Despite their varying levels of complexity, they share a core commonality: External threat actors pretending to be someone they are not (i.e., foreign dignitary, third-party vendor) to trick an employee into turning over their access credentials, click a malicious link, […]

Security Professionals Can Help HR with ‘Soft Landing’ Criteria

Employees who have been terminated for workplace violence threats or similar security policy violations can feel like their lives are over after they are dismissed. Forward-thinking organizations must have what are called “benevolent severance packages” in place to offer employees who feel they have no hope. This offer of benefits can help the now ex-employee […]

The Value of School Resource Officers for K–12 Schools

As kids in K–12 schools head back to campus, it’s useful to consider the important security role police or sheriff’s department school resource officers (SROs) can play in keeping students and staff safe. Besides providing peace of mind to faculty, staff, parents, and students, SROs serve a valuable liaison role.