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Putting the SHIELD Act and CCPA into perspective

Cybersecurity lawyer, industry association SVP offers tips for companies to become, stay in compliance
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01/29/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine—On Jan. 1, two new statutes — the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act), a consumer privacy statute, and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a cyber-breach notification statute — went into effect, changing the way some security professionals do business.

Defendify raises $2M in seed money

Funding to drive continued growth of company’s cybersecurity platform
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01/29/2020

PORTLAND, Maine—Defendify, an all-in-one SaaS cybersecurity platform developer, announced it closed on $2 million in seed funding, bringing the total raised in the last 18 months to $3.6 million.

How companies can fight against cyber threats

Cyber experts identify top cyber threats for 2020 and offer strategies of defense
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12/16/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2019 closes, 2020 is full of new possibilities and opportunities. While it’s a time for growth, change and newness, cyber criminals are lurking in the background ready to strike.

100 Women in 100 Days Cybersecurity Career Accelerator announces next class

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11/21/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The free cybersecurity training and accreditation program, 100 Women in 100 Days (100w100d), founded and managed by Sacramento-based cyber risk consulting firm, Inteligenca, will help another 100 students reboot their careers at Japan’s Saya University.

Cybersecurity pledge signed by over 20 countries

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09/27/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—As ink was flying and signatures made on Monday, September 23, on the Joint Statement on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace, representing the 27 countries committed to upholding this international rules-based order, an evolving framework that guides responsible state behavior in cyberspace, memories resurfaced of my dad and grandmother, both of whom never got to see, much less interact with, the Web.

Cyber:Secured Forum 2019 rehash

A discussion about connecting cyber and physical security
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09/04/2019

DALLAS—About a month ago, Cyber:Secured Forum made its way to the Lone Star state and now with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL) trend well on its way in early September, it’s time to grab one and reflect on cyber and physical security.

State of the access control market, part I

Current physical access control (PAC) trends shaping the security industry
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08/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space.

The first-ever Cybersecurity Women of the Year Awards

Infosec industry comes together to recognize innovators and leaders
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08/01/2019

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—An influencer, a hacker, a top legal mind and a “barrier breaker” … sounds like the start of a very interesting joke or riddle, doesn’t?

Banking perspective on fraud and cyber risk: ideas for protecting your business

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07/29/2019

As a career banker protecting against fraud is top of mind regardless of whether we’re in a paper- or technology-driven world. Fraud prevention practices are at the forefront of considerations for customers given that they are entrusting us with their money.

Federal government aims to modernize physical security practices

Government agencies intend to evolve their security approach to address changing technology, threats and budgets.
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07/19/2019

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association’s 16th annual GovSummit in Washington, D.C. was jam-packed with sessions outlining the physical security challenges the federal government is facing and what the security industry can do to help address them.

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SSN News Poll May 2020

With the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) already transitioned to an all-digital business model and experts talking about a 2020 recession due to the coronavirus outbreak, this month’s News Poll looks at how companies are directly impacted.