Month: July 2021

Guide to North American Product Testing and Certification

2021 Guide To North American Product Testing & Certification

Learn how you can demonstrate compliance with North American product certification requirements and speed up your time to market. Our white paper, “2021 Guide To North American Product Testing & Certification”, will give you critical information on:

  • OSHA and NRTL program in the US
  • Product Marking
  • Field Labeling and Limited Production Certifications
  • Certification for Canada and Mexico
  • Process for ETL Certification
  • Counterfeit Marks
  • And more

This version of the Guide updates some information about the NRTL program and includes a entirely new section about the ETL Refurbishment program for refurbished and reconditioned equipment.

Please complete the form below to download the white paper.

https://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education/north-american-product-testing-certification-guide/

Writing the future history of security research

It’s tempting to file the term “security research” with the likes of “jumbo shrimp” and “somewhat unique” under the heading of oxymorons. Compared to such business disciplines as law, economics, marketing, engineering, data science — and, now, even cybersecurity — business and corporate security lag behind.

While large management firms dabble in corporate security research at a high level, most attention is elsewhere. Government agencies, national laboratories, university centers of excellence, and NGOs produce literature on national and international security issues such as terrorism and espionage. Forecasting firms study and project sales data. Security manufacturers and service providers frequently survey their audiences on specific issues. But business security lacks a rich research tradition such as prestigious law review articles, well-funded medical institutions and journals, or robustly endowed university psychology departments and student labor that drive practice in those fields.

We need more leaders in corporate security research. Continue reading at:

https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/95541-writing-the-future-history-of-security-research

From Trenches to Tranches: Cybersecurity Bridges, Military, Civilian Worlds

When news of the SolarWinds hacking campaign came out in December 2020—an operation that used that company’s information technology (IT) infrastructure management software as a jumping-off point for attacks against thousands of corporations and federal agencies—U. S. Army Reservist David Dodson had a singular perspective. Like many other reservists throughout all military and National Guard branches, Dodson is a cybersecurity expert with one foot planted in the military realm and the other in the business world. When his defense contractor employer and his reserve unit separately analyzed the attack and its implications, they approached it from different perspectives. Dodson bridged the two and shared analysis, insights, and actions that the organizations wouldn’t have gained on their own.

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https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.roa.org/resource/resmgr/rv_magazine/rvmagazine2021feb.pdf

HOME UNBOUND: TRANSITIONING BACK TO THE OFFICE AFTER COVID

Key Takeaways:

53% of workers expect to be back to the workplace full time within six months• Southerners are most ready to return; workers in the southwest are most reluctant• The c-suite is most likely to continue working at home; middle-management managers are least likely.

59% of workers have health-safety concerns about returning• Professional and creative services are the industries with the highest levels of concern • Services, social work, and industrial industries have the lowest levels of concern.

The biggest concerns about returning to work are:• Office hygiene and protective measures• Proximity to other workers• Exposure during commuting• Effectiveness of contact tracing.

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Resilience, Business Continuity, and COVID-19

Table of Contents
Executive Summary and Key Takeaways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Implementing a Plan for COVID-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Crisis Management, Resilience, Business Continuity: What Lives Where? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Structural Changes to Resilience and Business Continuity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Changes of Duties Due to COVID-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Successes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Case Studies of Two Financial Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Opportunities for Improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lessons Learned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Appendix I: Summary of Nonnarrative Survey Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Appendix II: Glossary of Key Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Download a copy at

https://www.asisonline.org/globalassets/security-management/latest-news/web-exclusives/2020/research/foundation-covid-final-report-v2-edits.pdf

2021 Guide To North American Product Testing & Certification

Learn how you can demonstrate compliance with North American product certification requirements and speed up your time to market. Our white paper, “2021 Guide To North American Product Testing & Certification”, will give you critical information on:

  • OSHA and NRTL program in the US
  • Product Marking
  • Field Labeling and Limited Production Certifications
  • Certification for Canada and Mexico
  • Process for ETL Certification
  • Counterfeit Marks
  • And more

This version of the Guide updates some information about the NRTL program and includes a entirely new section about the ETL Refurbishment program for refurbished and reconditioned equipment.

https://www.intertek.com/knowledge-education/north-american-product-testing-certification-guide/