SM Online October 2015

Security by Industry

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SM Online October 2015
 

NEW, IMPROVED PODCAST

The Security Management podcast has a brand new look and sound! Besides talking to SM editors about what’s covered in the magazine each month, podcast host Holly Gilbert Stowell will interview more experts on security topics and discuss industry issues with insiders. You can find the podcast on the Security Management website or subscribe through iTunes. If you were subscribed to the podcast before, you’ll need to resubscribe so you won’t miss an episode.

INTERNET OF THINGS

The Federal Trade Commission raises concerns that the Internet of Things could be used to facilitate large-scale denial of service attacks. Read more in the report Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World. ​

DUTY OF CARE

Companies with employees on international assignments have a responsibility to plan for, prevent, and mitigate the risks involved with travel. International SOS explains how to develop a robust duty of care program within the corporate environment. Read the executive summary.

AGING NETWORKS

Globally, 53 percent of network-connected devices are aging or obsolete—meaning that vendor support is no longer available for them. But in the United States, 64 percent of devices are now aging or obsolete, according to Dimension Data’s Network Barometer Report

MARIJUANA

Colorado employers can lawfully fire employees who use medical marijuana, even though it is legal to use in the state. Colorado’s Supreme Court found that the federal prohibition on pot makes the drug unlawful and prevents employees from being protected for using it.

IT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) tasked the RAND Corporation with determining the highest priority IT needs for U.S. law enforcement agencies. NIJ’s Office of Justice Programs also worked with RAND to examine another crucial issue for law enforcement: in the future, how will technology affect the relationship between law enforcement and the community?