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IoT, Authentication and Cloud Services Drive Staggering Increase in PKI Adoption

Organizations are rapidly increasing the size, scope and scale of their data protection infrastructure, reflected in dramatic rises in adoption of public key infrastructure (PKI) across enterprises worldwide, according to new research from Entrust. PKI is at the core of nearly every IT infrastructure, enabling security for critical digital initiatives such as cloud, mobile device deployment, identities and the internet of things (IoT). IoT is the fastest growing trend driving PKI application deployment.

Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications. Commissioned by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the survey found that while a solid majority of Americans approve of facial recognition technology generally and 68% say it can make society safer, support rises significantly when it comes to specific public and private sector applications

The Role of Identity and Access Management in Decentralized Finance and Cryptocurrency

Identity Management Institute raises concerns over identity, access, and fraud risks in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrency wallets. With the increasing use of cryptocurrency wallets and perhaps the inevitable arrival of a decentralized financial system, the foreseeable risks of identity theft and fraud must not be ignored. The most substantial risks in decentralized finance will be in the area of identity and access management.

Increased Demand to Tighten Physical Security at Food Plants

Ensuring food safety is more critical than ever today for the industry and supply chain, from trucking to processing and packing to storing food in temperature-controlled environments. Now, food processors more than ever are looking to restrict physical access to those with appropriate clearance only, and to limit the number of people who can enter a building to protect the safety of food and better prepare for COVID-19. Food companies are utilizing video surveillance and access control systems to enhance security and production.

HID Global Empowers Workplaces to Safely Re-Open by Automating Employee Social Distancing and Contact Tracing

As organizations around the world resume operations, new requirements for creating a safe workplace for employees are driving the need to automate approaches to manage employee social distancing and conduct contact tracing. HID Global announced landmark additions to its HID Location Services IoT ecosystem that simplify and streamline managing these protocols, and drive compliance to federal, state and local requirements to help prevent workplace exposure to COVID-19.

RAS Watch Helps Businesses Get Back to Work with Launch of Contact Tracing Service

RAS Watch announced the launch of its contact tracing service to proactively identify and trace infectious disease outbreaks, such as COVID-19, within a business. The service combines the power of the RAS Watch best-in-class remote monitoring services technology, targeted communications and emergency response, along with trained contact tracers, to mitigate the spread of infection across an organization. RAS Watch and its certified partner channel work with organizations on best practices.

G4S Announces Expansion of Return to Work Assurance Program to Help During COVID-19 Reopenings

G4S expanded the solutions of the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new, comprehensive set of solutions to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they reopen business operations during COVID-19. G4S’ program outlines critical jobs to be done and guidelines for keeping workers and the public safe. Program Addresses Requirements and Jobs to Be Done by People, Process and Technology.

Allied Universal’s Health Screening Application Helps Keep Facilities Secure During Pandemic

Allied Universal is offering screening solutions that leverage state-of-the-art technology that bridges the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) and human response to protect people.The company is applying their advanced artificial intelligence platform, HELIAUS, to keep facilities secure during the COVID-19 pandemic. HELIAUS is an advanced artificial intelligence platform designed to improve safety and reduce risk by enhancing on-site guarding services.

Dahua Technology Launches Retail Epidemic Safety Protection Solution To Enhance Store Operation Safety Under COVID-19

Facing the COVID-19 outbreak, many countries and regions have introduced prevention and control measures to fight against the pandemic, such as closing non-essential business establishments and restricting people’s movement in public places. Like many others, supermarkets and stores have also adopted safety protocols to comply with government directives, including hand sanitizer stations, customer and staff temperature monitoring, etc.

G4S Announces Return to Work Assurance Program to Assist Organizations as Reopenings Begin

G4S announced the G4S Return to Work Assurance program, a new comprehensive solution developed to assist organizations with security planning and implementation as they consider the reopening process during COVID-19. As states begin to prepare to return to a new way of operating during the pandemic, organizations must consider how to ensure the safety of their employees and the public at large. The G4S Return to Work Assurance program is based on the G4S Security Risk Management Model.

Mapping Out the Best Emergency Response When a Crisis Strikes

Over the past month, it has become very clear that the impact of a global pandemic was something most organizations and industries were unprepared to manage. That is the very nature of emergencies. They often catch us unaware and unsure of how to respond. Depending on the scope of your organization and systems, it can be difficult to coordinate responses in real-time. The longer it takes to make and implement critical decisions, the higher the risk of disrupting business continuity.

Virtual Security Showcase Features Latest Technology Insights from Leading Security Providers

Security industry professionals seeking the annual trend and product news updates they’ve always learned at tradeshows now have a new option. From May 12-14, fifteen leaders in the security industry will present their latest insights and solutions at a new online event. Called Virtual Security Showcase, the event is being presented free of charge. Attendees will benefit from the open flow of information on the latest solutions for professional security and business intelligence applications.

Most Important Responsibilities Of A Security Guard

If security guards perform their duties well, they can successfully prevent loss and crime, as well as keep the people safe. However, all responsibilities mentioned in this article require certain qualities from a security guard, such as excellent communication skills, rationality, ability to lead, and to be part of the team. On the other hand, being a security officer usually calls for physical strength and fitness.

New Initiative Helps Secure Healthcare Facilities Without Risking COVID-19 Exposure

Viakoo is offering 100 days free use of the company’s innovative Video Assurance Service for Remote Problem Resolution to healthcare facilities across the U.S. The Viakoo 100 Day Healthcare Initiative was conceived to join the national fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The VAS for Remote Problem Resolution is a service to assess operations of security cameras and identity management applications infrastructure and IoT devices.

Security Industry Association and ASIS International Form New Partnership

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading membership associations for the security industry, have entered into a partnership to best aid in the COVID-19 recovery and rebuilding efforts of its diverse group of 34,000 member professionals and over 1,000 member companies respectively. The partnership will begin by addressing two primary areas of focus – business operations and advocacy – as well as content development and coordination.

Extending the Control Room: Why an Op Center Should Not be Limited to a Single Location

One thing that all emergencies require is a quick response. However, this isn’t always possible or easy when there are multiple decision-makers involved and when dedicated meeting space isn’t available to discuss potential courses of action. While a Security Operations Center serves as a centralized place for incoming alerts and incidents to be identified, assessed and responded to in a cohesive manner, there is also a need at times to extend the reach of a SOC past the four walls of a command center.

3 Ways to Protect Data with Technology

Protecting data is a vital task in today’s digital world, and is a chief concern in everything from startup offices, to production warehouses, to hospital facilities. We trust an immense proportion of operations across all businesses and industries to digital systems, and as a result, it is of the upmost importance to protect those systems from harm. All too often though, we tend to rely on relatively simple and limited measures for that protection.

Genetec Shares its Top Physical Security Trends Predictions for 2020

While artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a household term, it’s far from being a household reality. While machines are making huge steps forward, they are not capable of thinking or acting like humans. What they are really good at, however, is combing through a huge amount of data to provide deeper insights to help humans make informed decisions more quickly and efficiently. In 2020, we can expect machine learning to continue to make huge strides in the security sector.

The State of Burglary

The likelihood that someone will break into your home varies from state to state. We analyzed the latest FBI burglary data and found some interesting trends. According to FBI crime reports, the number of burglaries in the United States in 2018 was 11.9% lower than in 2017. This continues a trend of fewer burglaries across the country overall, which have decreased by a remarkable 44.2% since 2009. As security systems reduce the risk of break-ins, they’ve likely played a major role in reducing property crime rates overall.

Top 10 GDPR Breaches in 2019 Cause €402.6 Million Fines

Enormous fines imposed for data breaches in 2019 prove that regulators have become severe about penalizing companies and organizations that don’t adequately protect consumer information. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, the ten most significant GDPR breaches in 2019 have caused €402.6 million fines in total. The three highest data breach penalties in 2019 make nearly 90 percent of this sizeable amount.