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  1. The United States Senate confirmed Chad F. Wolf to become the Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY).

  2. Following scrutiny for its data protection practices, Google will be taking an additional step to further guard user privacy by restricting the amount of data advertisers have access to.
  3. Many compliance teams in the financial services industry are struggling with limited human resources to oversee the fast-changing electronic communications compliance landscape.
  4. A new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country has been announced by Attorney General William P. Barr. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting and preventing gun crimes.
  5. The ZXP Series 7 printer provides professional, high-quality card printing for all organizations requiring identification and security solutions, including federal, state and local government branches, hospitals, schools and businesses.

  6. HID Global’s sixth-generation HID® FARGO® HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder is the first retransfer printing solution for ID card personalization that has GreenCircle® certification.

  7. Employee, vendor and visitor ID badges have endless use cases and can help with myriad of solutions.

  8. The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI decreased slightly from 2017 to 2018, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report.

  9. At least two students have died and several other students have been injured at the Saugus High School, located in the Southern California city of Santa Clarita. 
  10. Walmart has been hiring off-duty officers across El Paso, Texas to improve its security. 
  11. A private organization has conducted an experiment to detect malicious drones to prepare for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
  12. A new pact among public-safety organizations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe will accelerate innovation in the three-digit emergency-communications systems that serve almost 1 billion citizens.
  13. Multiple Facebook users have reported that their iPhone cameras are being secretly activated in the background while they are scrolling through their Facebook feed. 
  14. A new FBI study examining “lone offender terrorism” found common traits that could help identify future attackers.

  15. A new vector of cybersecurity threats is on the rise – this time in hardware security.
  16. There were 5,183 breaches reported in the first nine months of 2019, exposing a total of 7.9 billion records.
  17. The U.S. Supreme Court is allowing survivors and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to pursue their lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., the manufacturer of the rifle used to kill 26 people.
  18. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Stadiums Operating under New Guidance (SONG) Act, which gives the Federal Aviation Administration the authority to issue Temporary Flight Restrictions for concerts and other events held at stadiums across the country.

  19. Pindrop®'s annual Voice Intelligence Report has uncovered skyrocketing fraud rates, with 90 voice channel attacks occurring every minute in the U.S.

  20. There are many unique challenges involved with securing cloud services. First, data and applications in the cloud are distributed across many services and platforms; each with its own unique set of capabilities, logs and users.
  21. The implementation of a secured perimeter and internal firewall network architecture and conducting Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests (VAPT) are often seen as enough to protect critical business information and guard against unexpected cybersecurity threats. However, as we will discover and despite this approach being a good start, there is substantially more to information security than firewalls and VAPT.

  22. For many children, the excitement of being at school is tempered by caution and worry. While active shooter incidents grab headlines and are terrifying, school bullying is occurring both on and off school campuses every day.
  23. The data analysis best practices from years past are not irrelevant; in the Loss Prevention world, we’re simply able to build on them to keep getting better at reducing fraud and shrinkage within operations. How can Artificial Intelligence take the efforts of your best talent and your Business Intelligence plan and help make them better?

  24. Microsoft has promised it will honor the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) throughout the United States. 
  25. It is dangerous to be related to a terrorist, let alone a senior terror operative.