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  1. Fifty-six percent of organizations experienced a data breach involving more than 1,000 records over the past two years, and of those, 37 percent occurred two to three times and 39 percent were global in scope, according to Experian. 

  2. Organized retail crime is continuing to grow, with nearly three-quarters of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 14th annual ORC study by the National Retail Federation.


  3. A total of 293 firearms have been found in carry-on bags and as improperly packed or undeclared guns in checked luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport so far this year. The TSA reports that 80 to 90 percent of them are loaded.

  4. From hardware to keycards to RFID, smartphones, software and more, access control encompasses a vast number of options for security leaders to manage who enters their facilities.

  5. The number of children and adolescents visiting the nation’s emergency departments due to mental health concerns continued to rise at an alarming rate from 2012 through 2016, with mental health diagnoses for non-Latino blacks outpacing such diagnoses among youth of other racial/ethnic groups, according to a retrospective cross-sectional study presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

  6. A small subset of professional criminal actors is responsible for the bulk of cybercrime-related damage, employing tools and techniques as sophisticated, targeted and insidious as most nation-state actors, says the State of Cybercrime Report 2018.

  7. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and cyberthreats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s more important than ever for security companies to understand the cybersecurity landscape and have strong cybersecurity postures. The security industry is recognizing the urgency of this issue, too – in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) research to forecast the 2019 Security Megatrends, cybersecurity was identified as the standout trend shaping the security industry.

  8. The United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass legislation creating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

  9. It was the spring of 1961, and President John F. Kennedy had a problem in real time.

  10. Corporate security is no longer a local concern, but a global one.

  11. When severe, real-world incidents strike, disaster recovery and business continuity plans prove essential to mitigate costly downtime and employee risk. Not all situations, however, can be managed by just one person or one team: During disasters, your operation needs clearly defined responsibilities.

  12. The 2018 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Keeper Security, revealed that small businesses increasingly face the same cybersecurity risks as larger companies, but only 28 percent rate their ability to mitigate threats, vulnerabilities and attacks as “highly effective.”


  13. The frequency with which Americans worry about becoming the victim of a variety of different crimes is similar to last year, as they remain much more likely to fear being victimized by cybercrimes than traditional crimes.

  14. It may happen when you are least able to prevent it – when your executive or his family are alone and most vulnerable.

  15. Experts from The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate changes in security risk, technology and policy, developed a list of the biggest cyber threats to watch out for in 2019.


  16. A Janrain survey shows that U.S. consumers still generally trust brands but welcome consent-based relationships following the recent spate of breaches and controversies affecting data privacy.

  17. Hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased.

  18. There was a time when the corporate security team was responsible for setting the policies for overall security within an organization including digital. Today, those responsibilities are likely to be separated between a Chief Security Officer (CSO) and a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This brings into play the views, opinions, needs and requirements of both the CSO and the CISO and the potential conflict that may ensue.
  19. With millions of people going to work, attending concerts, and even students going back to school, a thought lingers in the back of their minds: Is the building, the venue, the school safe and secure?
  20. We are all just a step away from being affected by a potential medical or security incident, whether in the workplace, while traveling on business or simply going about everyday life. The importance of new employee education, new traveler education or a refresher course on travel risk preparedness cannot be understated.
  21. Does the name Brian Howard ring any bells? It should. Howard was a contractor for the FAA who took down a critical piece of infrastructure in our nation’s air space.

  22. A new $4.73 million U.S. Department of Defense grant will enable the University of Southern Mississippi and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) to identify gaps in security for sports and entertainment events, review and test innovations provided by the DoD, and potentially commercialize them for use at venues around the U.S.

  23. Campus environments are uniquely difficult to protect, whether they are for higher education, corporations, or healthcare organizations. In today's world, social media and publicly available data make up an essential information stream for campus protection and operations.

  24. Whether it’s an outage at Gatwick Airport, a cyber attack shutting down Bristol Airport or an adverse weather system in Florida, social media has changed the way businesses respond in times of crisis.

  25. “Every once in a while I need to remind myself that security is a journey,” says Michael W. Wanik, CPP, CBCP, who is Senior Director, Corporate Security for United Therapeutics Corporation.