Month: March 2020

COVID-19 – IMPACT ON SECURITY – WEBINAR

Summary

New workplace changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will significantly alter many elements of physical security, cyber security, physical and virtual access control and visitor management. Join us to discuss what challenges need to be tackled as we move to a remote-first culture, with greater focus on remote-monitoring tools and the likelihood of increased insider threats.Key Topics Covered

COVID-19 has already wrought significant disruption on society. It is likely to catalyze enormous changes in how and where we work. Companies have scrambled to enable remote work and work from home, adjust corporate travel policies, and communicate updated pandemic response guidelines. How does this impact the way security will be practiced going forward? We will address the impacts on:

  • Security officer presence
  • Guest access management & Escort policies
  • Remote physical access management
  • Key card use and distribution
  • Remote monitoring
  • Network access & Device provisioning

Brought to you by

Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE [linkedin] Michael brings two decades of physical security experience working with Chief Security Officers of the world’s largest and most influential organizations. Mike is the Principal at Global Insights in Professional Security and formerly served as Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer at ASIS International.

Saurabh Bajaj [linkedin] Saurabh is the founder at Swiftlane, a modern, two factor, cloud access control system. Saurabh brings a decade of experience developing high security and ML applications at Lyft, Facebook, Instagram

Click on the link below to watch this webinar

https://5e822ab5abc2e50007e06f05–swiftlane-website.netlify.com/webinar/



The Call for needed Medical Equipment is Global…

At the moment, DUHS (Dow University in Health and Sciences Karshi Pakistan) is diluting sanitisers to make them last longer.

“We don’t want your salutes,” says Dr Hamid Mehmood, consultant anesthesiologist at the Dow University of Health Sciences. “What we desperately need right now are the PPEs (personal protective equipment).”

To read more

https://www.dawn.com/news/1544729/knee-deep-in-covid-19-our-hospitals-need-steady-supplies-of-ppes-sanitisers-and-adequate-staff

Germany – The world’s fastest supercomputer identified chemicals that could stop Corona Virus from spreading, a crucial step toward a treatment

(CNN) The novel coronavirus presents an unprecedented challenge for scientists: The speed at which the virus spreads means they must accelerate their research. But this is what the world’s fastest supercomputer was built for. Summit, IBM’s supercomputer equipped with the “brain of AI,” ran thousands of simulations to analyze which drug compounds might effectively stop the virus from infecting host cells. The supercomputer identified 77 of them. It’s a promising step toward creating the most effective treatment. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory published their findings in the journal ChemRxiv.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/us/fastest-supercomputer-coronavirus-scn-trnd/index.html

From the UK, How to Manage the Impact of Covid-19 on Cyber Security

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has caused an increase in both the likelihood and impact of cyber attacks, as organisations react rapidly to potentially significant operational and financial challenges. The nature of the threat is also changing, with attackers exploiting uncertainty and unprecedented situations.

https://www.pwc.co.uk/issues/crisis-and-resilience/covid-19/how-to-manage-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-cyber-security.html

Harvard Business Review -Talks about How to Lead your Business through the Corona Virus Crisis.

For more Information go to this attached link

https://hbr.org/2020/02/lead-your-business-through-the-coronavirus-crisis

Quarantine Statement in the State of Sao Paolo.

For more details, access their link below

https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-paulo/noticia/2020/03/21/doria-decreta-quarentena-no-estado-de-sp-ate-o-dia-7-de-abril-para-impedir-avanco-do-coronavirus.ghtml

Bill Gates talks about the impact of epidemics in our future, as far back as 2015

Calipsa – Webinar

Panel discussion: How the monitoring industry can adapt to remote working.

In these ever-changing times, it’s critical that security companies are able to adapt to new ways of working to ensure they can continue to offer the highest level of security service for their customers. While adopting a remote approach may be easy for some, for the video monitoring industry in particular, it comes with a number of considerations and challenges. But it can be done.

We’re bringing together a panel of security experts – who are currently experiencing these challenges first hand – to discuss just how the monitoring industry can adapt. Hear from Rashid Khan (CEO, Calipsa), Ryan Schonfeld (CEO, RAS Security Group), Warren Neuburger (CTO, EyeQ Monitoring) and Satyajeet Hoskote (VP of Product, Eyewitness) as they share their top tips and advice for navigating the changes.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5186904728407919884?source=Website

SP&T News Reports From Canada

Thank you SP&T News for detailing the relationship between CANASA and the Global Life Safety Alliance

https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=34720&i=651492&p=10

We look forward to our growing relationship

Homeland Security’s Cyber & Infrastructure Division has published Insights on Risk Management for Executive regarding the Novel Coronavirus or Covid 19

To help them think through physical, supply chain, and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. For more details follow the link below.

https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/20_0306_cisa_insights_risk_management_for_novel_coronavirus_0.pdf