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.

Handling a Media Interview as a Security Expert

If you’re a security professional with your own consulting or security equipment firm, you may be called on by the news media to give them a quote. It could be for a story from one of your hometown TV stations, the local radio station, or newspaper, or even a national cable news outlet. You could […]

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Anthem Hit with $16M Judgement in Record HIPAA Settlement

Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million to settle HIPAA allegations related to the historic data breach the insurer suffered in 2015. The record amount of the resolution agreement, announced October 15 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is nearly triple the previous high of $5.5 million.

Is It Always Necessary to Meet the Subject of a Threat Assessment?

We know it takes a team effort and a multidisciplinary approach to solve the complex problem of workplace violence prevention. Successful threat assessments require information and conversation. We must know as much as possible about the subject making the threat and his or her intended targets. And we must be able to ask questions, get […]

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Hackers Target Port Facilities in Ransomware Attacks

As September drew to a close, international shipping ports in Barcelona, Spain and San Diego, California fell victim to ransomware attacks. These follow a successful attack on the China Ocean Shipping Company terminal at the Port of Long Beach this past July. This cluster of attacks should serve as a warning to the industry as […]

Antibes, France - February 21, 2018: User deletes Facebook app from iPhone. The social media platform faces increased scrutiny around personal data privacy and its handing of fake news and extremist content.

GDPR Could Have First True Test With Facebook Breach

Since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect at the end of May, it’s been a waiting game to see what actions might trigger a major response. Although there has been an overall spike in complaints since the regulation took effect, there hasn’t been a large enough event to catch headlines […]

Working with Other Security Consultants on Large Projects

Opportunities to join together to respond to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for security equipment sales, consulting, guards, or facility assessments can be an exciting time for security practitioners looking to expand their book of business. But any type of joint endeavor needs careful scrutiny to avoid future misunderstandings about fees, assignments, rights and risks, and […]

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Lack of Transparency Regarding Biometric Data Leads to Class Action Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a group of former Wendy’s employees filed a class action lawsuit in a Cook County, Illinois, court against the fast food chain regarding the handling of personally identifiable information. The class, led by Martinique Owens and Amelia Garcia, asserted that the company has broken the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by […]

Being an Expert Witness in a Security Case

Serving as an expert witness on a civil case related to security issues or perceived failures can be challenging, stimulating, lucrative, and difficult, all rolled into one project. There will always be a need for forensically-qualified experts for the civil suit process, but you must be prepared for the demands of the case and the […]

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

Thirty states have now legalized marijuana use for medicinal purposes, while another 9 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.