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People, Property and Data: Three Priorities for Navigating the New Normal

June 27, 2020

We are all experiencing one of the most profound transitional periods in modern history. A triumvirate of critical factors, including healthcare, economic, and societal changes, are quickly reshaping today’s business landscape, forcing companies to evolve or be left behind. These changes have serious implications for businesses who are now grappling with a shifting consumer landscape,… Read More »

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Maintain Business Continuity with Remote/Mobile Access

March 19, 2020

If your work and home life weren’t complicated enough, current events have pushed our ability to maintain business continuity to the limit. With recent events leading to disrupted routines, it may take weeks and/or months for life to return to normal. And with Americans being encouraged to stay at home, working from home has quickly… Read More »

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Reducing Security Risks in 2020 and Beyond

January 20, 2020

Data breaches, accidents, natural disasters, workplace violence – what else could go wrong in your enterprise? Plenty. According to the 2019 Security 500 report, the Top 10 Security and Risk Trends includes: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Cybersecurity Insider Threat Executive and Employee Travel Staffing and Training Business Continuity, Natural Disaster, Weather Budget Security Technology… Read More »

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2020 Security Megatrends: Are You Prepared?

January 2, 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has identified and forecasted key trends in security for 2020. These top 10 forces at play in security, expected to have far-reaching impacts on organizations across the nation, are: Cybersecurity Impact on Physical Security Artificial Intelligence Facial Recognition Emphasis on Data Privacy Cloud Computing National Security Concerns Connectivity and IoT… Read More »

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Government, Industry Take Important Action to Attract Cybersecurity Workers

December 3, 2019

As U.S. cybersecurity risks become more intense, it’s essential that an adequate workforce exists to safeguard the American people and their physical and online assets. Yet there is currently a shortage of about 4 million cybersecurity workers worldwide, an increase of more than 1 million from 2018, according to (ISC)², a nonprofit providing cybersecurity certifications.… Read More »

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Security StratEDgy for Schools: Effective and Affordable Solutions

November 13, 2019

Parents send their children to school with the appropriate expectations that they will be safe — that children can focus on learning and growing. Safety threats trump the ability to concentrate, to learn and to grow. Unfortunately, school safety threats loom large not only in the minds of students — but also in the minds… Read More »

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Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

October 29, 2019

There’s still no end in sight to the constant onslaught of cyberattacks on today’s businesses, both large and small. Although we’re bombarded with headlines about the big breaches, small businesses are just as vulnerable. The 2018 Hiscox Small Business Cybersecurity Report tells us that 47 percent of small businesses experienced an attack in the past 12… Read More »

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Securing Intelligent Building Management Systems (IBMS): Where to Start

July 29, 2019

Whether we’re depending upon the IoT or the networks that link them, our worlds are increasingly connected – and increasingly more vulnerable to cyberattacks. The SIA, in partnership with the ASIS FoundationTM and BOMA International, recently produced a report warning against security weaknesses in Intelligent Building Management Systems (IBMS), which rely on the IoT and… Read More »

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Get the most out of IST’s S.H.I.E.LD Support Portal

July 10, 2019

IST’s S.H.I.E.L.D Support Portal, designed to give clients secure 24/7/365 access to their service tickets, is live. The web-based interface makes it easy for clients to collaborate with IST service personnel, run ticket reports and prioritize their requests quickly and efficiently. The S.H.I.E.L.D Support Portal serves as a regular, dedicated point person, enabling more frequent… Read More »

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Most at Risk, Yet Least Secure: Why Hospitals Need Stronger Cybersecurity Now More than Ever

April 18, 2019

In a post last year called “Are There Holes in Healthcare Cybersecurity?” we covered the growing discrepancy facing our healthcare system. Although this information-rich industry is one of the most desirable targets for cyberhackers, it’s also one of the least protected from them, especially when it comes to the amount of money devoted to cybersecurity… Read More »

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