SM Online May 2017
AFTER THE ACTIVE SHOOTER
On February 14, 2008, less than a year after a senior at Virginia Tech murdered 32 people on campus, Northern Illinois University (NIU) was the scene of a similar tragedy. A former NIU graduate student walked onto the stage of a lecture hall and began firing on students and faculty. That tragedy left six people dead, including the perpetrator. The United States Fire Administration compiled an after-action report on the NIU incident. The report explains that NIU had studied the official report on the Virginia Tech shooting and was better prepared as a result.
ROOT CAUSES OF RISK
The Meaning of Security in the 21st Century, a new global study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, finds that large-scale sources of societal conflict—including resource scarcity, ethnic and religious differences, poverty, and income inequality—drive many security risks.
Insurers are still in the process of amassing data to price risks for a cyber incident that results in data theft, according to a brief from the Council on Foreign Relations’ Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program.
A Quilliam report documents the migrant journey for children and unaccompanied minors and the risks they face.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s international resilience project, Resilient Cities, which aims to build resilience in cities around the world, has released a new report on Dakar, Senegal, the first city in Africa to release its own city resilience strategy.
Despite being unable to accurately price risks associated with cyberattacks, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Insurance 2020 & Beyond: Reaping the Dividends of Cyber Resilience projects that the cyber insurance market will increase from $2.75 billion to $7.5 billion by 2020.
A September 2016 report from HID and IFSEC Global takes a look at access control trends in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Among the findings: 30 percent of companies use encrypted access control credentials, and 81 percent require a higher level of security for access to certain areas.
U.S. police officers have the right to complain about their jobs on social media, a U.S. federal court of appeals recently ruled. The court struck down a police department’s social media policy, which it said acted as a “virtual blanket prohibition on all speech critical of the government employer.”
A U.S. judge ordered Google to comply with an FBI search warrant to provide customer emails stored outside the United States. The order is in direct conflict with a previous court ruling, which said Microsoft did not have to provide data to the FBI that was stored in Ireland.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury eased sanctions on Russia to allow cybersecurity transactions with the Russian Federal Security Service to resume.