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Zoom “zooms” up its lax security

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

COVID has taken the physical world virtual.

How the CIA got hacked ...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

I feel like I should start this week’s blog post with “once upon a time …” yet that phrase typically fosters good memories of childhood fairy tales that usually led to happy endings, where the prince and princess live happily ever after.

The art of privacy

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The struggle is real in this COVID-19 world we’re all living in with so many uncertainties, concerns, distracted thinking, working from home … the list goes on and on.

New Gallagher software feature enables COVID-19 contact tracing

Innovative report identifies onsite movement of specific individuals
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06/09/2020

RIVERSIDE, Mo.—Gallagher, a global security technology manufacturer, recently developed the innovative Proximity and Contact Tracing Report that utilizes access control and draws on Gallagher Command Centre’s reporting capability. 

The rise of Security 4.0

Rachelle Loyear of G4S talks security convergence, digital transformation and making sense of all the data
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04/27/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—The state of cyber- and physical security convergence has been one of the hottest topics in security for good reason, as it is changing the way security integrators provide and manage programs, technology and services.

Cybercriminals target remote workers during pandemic

Practical protocols businesses can do to prevent, respond to cyberattacks
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04/01/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the current cybercrime landscape is focused on businesses of all sizes as more and more employees are working from home per government protocols to contain, control and remedy the virus.

New guide for cybersecurity standards ISA/IEC 62443 Series

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03/24/2020

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—The International Society of Automation (ISA) and the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance have released a new guide for consensus-based automation cybersecurity standards. 

Defendify raises $2M in seed money

Funding to drive continued growth of company’s cybersecurity platform
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01/29/2020

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one SaaS cybersecurity platform developer, announced it closed on $2 million in seed funding, bringing the total raised in the last 18 months to $3.6 million.

Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

Cybersecurity lawyer, industry association SVP offers tips for companies to become, stay in compliance
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01/29/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.

Weak passwords and ransomware infections go hand-in-hand

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Did you know … the first ransomware attack happened in 1989 by Joseph L. Popp, a Harvard-trained evolutionary biologist?

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