With each passing day, more and more consumers are making the switch to online shopping. And why wouldn’t they? It’s quick, reliable and easy. As a consumer, you can have nearly any item you can imagine delivered to your door (in some cases same day) without ever having to leave the house.
According to the FBI, ransomware attacks grew by more than 300 per cent in 2016. Its overwhelming effectiveness has made it an attack method of choice for cyber criminals and its continual evolution is what helps its variants evade the security defences working to detect them.
The new amendments of the Digital Privacy Act (DPA) will require businesses to disclose cyber-attacks to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, or face the prospect of hefty fines. Organizations need to take decisive action to secure their networks and gain full network visibility before the legislation comes into effect.
Big data has been described as the “new currency” for business, and with the number of threats to data security growing, protecting that data has become a top concern.
It is human nature to sometimes take for granted the services we expect to be there when needed.We turn on the tap and clean water begins to flow. We flick a switch and a dark room is instantly illuminated. We complain about the cost of fuel and traffic congestion yet still our vehicles traverse the roadways of our cities and we give little to no thought to the complex grid of traffic signals, cameras and rail crossings that contribute to making our journey safe.
Continuous Visual Observation (CVO) programs vary significantly from healthcare organization to healthcare organization.CVO, also called “Patient Watch,” “1:1” or “Constant Observation” in many organizations, is often viewed as a low-paid, onboarding/entry-level position.
As emergency management consultants and trainers, we quickly learn there is nothing more important than working effectively with our clients and stakeholders to ensure a cohesive approach to disaster preparation and management.
When considering OPSEC it is wise to heed Confucius’s warning that “fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.”
The major threats facing those working in retail security come from robberies. Protecting retail establishments means that security guards are the first and often only line of defense against people intent on stealing. Unlike robberies of other businesses like banks, airports or even warehouses, people that rob retail businesses are likely unprepared, possibly unstable, and most likely still armed. This means that the threat can be even higher, as accidental injuries and violence are more likely to occur. Working as retail security means being prepared for attacks is essential. This may mean regularly wearing body armour, which serves as a useful piece of equipment for a number of reasons.
Canadian banks and financial services providers are routinely lauded as among the best in the world, not only in terms of economic performance but for overall soundness.
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