If your firm serves the public, in a retail environment or as part of a nonprofit or government agency, you already know you must have plans, policies, procedures, and patience when dealing with their occasional behavior issues. These can range from theft, violence threats, crimes, or even on-site medical emergencies. With opiate use and addiction […]
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.
Blockchain has been making plenty of headlines this year and is beginning to disrupt how business is conducted. Accordingly, it’s also placing additional demands on accounting and finance functions. Cryptocurrency is the major source of these changes which, according to 50% of financial leaders in a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey, will become at […]
The definitions of workplace violence and sexual harassment seem unrelated at first, but since HR and security professionals are so often called in to work together on both issues, the crossover between the two policies suggests these incidents share several commonalities.
Employees caught up in the stress of a discussion about their potential misconduct can exhibit certain specific semantic behaviors and word choices as they tried to lessen, hide, or distract the security investigator from asking hard questions to discover the real truth. The discussion often shifts from an interview—which you do with all involved employees […]
Healthcare facilities all over the world tend to be reliable soft targets for cybercriminals. This is often due to the industry’s reliance on outdated or improperly patched hardware and software, making it easier for threat actors to find their way into the network. The fallout from a successful attack is also potentially devastating, given the […]
A recent proposal from a working group of 20 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees suggests that the agency could end the screening of passengers at over 150 small- to mid-sized airports across the country. The group suggests that the cost-saving measure could provide an additional $115 million annually, which could be used to bolster security […]
Most companies understand the need for a knowledge base—it’s essentially a virtual warehouse that stores important information, lessons, and tips your company has gathered over the years. However, just as important as it is to have a public, online knowledge base software, keeping a private, internal knowledge base is equally important.
This seems to be a busy week for some interesting attempts at social engineering through snail mail. Reports from earlier this week outlined the random campaign by (apparently) Chinese cybercriminals sending out malware-laden compact discs to state and local government agencies. On Wednesday, Kent German presented his tale of being extorted for bitcoin via letter […]
This week, the most widely used browser in the world got a sorely needed upgrade. As of July 24, 2018, users who have updated to version 68 of Chrome will now see sites using the unencrypted hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) marked as not secure by default. This is an important step, and one that most […]
After years of sputtering progress, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is beginning to resemble a well-run, if not yet mature, government-industry undertaking.