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March 2020 SM Online

RETENTION

Working in security operations centers (SOCs) is so stressful that 65 percent of operators are considering changing careers, a Ponemon Institute study found.

CASINO PREPAREDNESS

In this SM online exclusive article, learn how casinos are creating tactical response teams to address and mitigate violent incidents like active shooters.

TERRORISM UPDATE

A report issued by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FRPI) discusses terrorism and counterterrorism in 2019.

WORKPLACE FATALITIES

In 2018, on-the-job deaths in the United States reached their highest level since 2007, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

AVIATION CYBERSECURITY

A 2019 survey found that cyberattacks on aviation organizations appear to be increasing—ranging from ransomware and thefts of personally identifiable information to spoofing attacks on GPS signals.

EPIDEMIC PREPAREDNESS

In measuring countries’ abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, the average global score was a mere 40.2 out of 100, according to the Global Health Security Index.

TERRORISM STATS

For the fourth consecutive year, deaths from terrorism worldwide have declined, according to the latest edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

RIDE-SHARING SUIT

Passengers sue Lyft after they were allegedly assaulted by drivers. 

NATIONAL SECURITY

Massachusetts man pleads guilty to illegally retaining classified national defense information regarding U.S. military programs. 

COUNTERTERRORISM

U.S. Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to establish a federal commission on counterterrorism.

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The U.S. Senate introduced legislation authorizing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to issue administrative subpoenas to Internet service providers in cases of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.

RUSSIA ELECTRONICS LAW

Russia enacted a law making specific software mandatory on consumer electronics. 

WHISTLEBLOWER LAW

In Ukraine, a whistleblower law related to corruption was amended. 

GUN VIOLENCE

The U.S. Attorney General announced the launch of Project Guardian, a nationwide strategic plan to reduce gun violence.

ANTI-SEMITISM

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order combating anti-Semitism on campuses.

DRUG TRAFFICKING

The U.S. State Department issued sanctions against a Guatemalan mayor and his drug trafficking organization.

VEGAN DISCRIMINATION

A United Kingdom man claims he was fired and unjustly discriminated against because of his veganism.

TAX FRAUD

A payroll data breach enabled two fraudsters to claim millions in tax refunds.

HARASSMENT

A life insurance company will pay $20.5 million to settle a harassment, discrimination, and retaliation lawsuit. 

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