Cybersecurity: IT Security
10/29/2008 - A new study from Ernst & Young says companies need to secure telecommuters from particular risks, such as peer-to-peer sharing.
Legal Report: Legislation
10/28/2008 - A new law (formerly H.B. 2421) recently enacted in Iowa will increase training requirements for security guards that work in commercial establishments that sell alcohol. The extra training will include anger-management techniques, recognition of false IDs, information on laws relating to alcohol consumption, and procedures for safe removal of patrons from the premises.
SM Online: Security Management
10/28/2008 - Information security professionals will play a more strategic role in the future, according to a study from the London-based Information Security Forum. They’ll also spend more time predicting future threats and less time ensuring regulatory compliance.
SM Online: IT Security
10/28/2008 - The Center for Democracy and Technology and Ernst & Young LLP surveyed 60 organizations about the risk of telecommuting and found that most companies acknowledge the risk but sideline addressing it for more pressing matters.
SM Online: Privacy
10/28/2008 - One in three IT professionals have used administrative passwords to snoop on company and employee data, according to security vendor Cyber Ark. Improperly viewed information includes salary details, personal e-mails, and company board minutes.
Book Reviews: Loss Prevention
10/27/2008 - An updated and excellent version of Siljander's original 1991 textbook.
The Workplace: Investigations
10/23/2008 - Companies that investigate their own employees must be cognizant of the legal issues. They need to know both how to conduct a fair investigation and how to protect their interests via attorney-client privilege.
Daily Headline : IT Security
09/30/2008 - In a survey commissioned by Cisco, just over one-half of respondents said they altered company security settings even though it was against company policy.
Managing: Best Practices \ Case Studies
09/29/2008 - Companies can ensure a good ongoing contractor relationship by spelling out performance expectations up front in the contract.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/29/2008 - This video, along with its materials, acts as a starter kit for creating a pandemic preparedness plan at work.
Cybersecurity: Access Control
09/26/2008 - Iris recognition is becoming an increasingly accurate and simple biometric to deploy and manage.
Cybersecurity: IT Security
09/26/2008 - New software can keep track of the changes IT employees make to the corporate network, improving security in the process.
International: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/26/2008 - Simulated exercises of a flu pandemic show firms have not planned adequately for business continuity.