Today’s news is full of security breaches; everything from hacked information to terrorist attacks. It seems as if no one and no organization is safe from the ravening insanity and criminal intent of lunatics and anarchists.
While it’s true that the world continues to degenerate into something approaching chaos, technology is fighting back with newer and better strategies to insure the security of individuals, of organizations, and of nations. Security upgrades are continually taking place in schools and at government and corporate offices across the land.
Corporate, government, and educational leaders, instead of feeling overwhelmed by the security challenges in today’s complex tech environment, are fighting back with reasoned and determined gambits that will baffle and hopefully rein in security risks of all kinds.
One of the first things cool headed leaders are doing, whether in government or in private industry, is to concentrate on a realistic assessment of their vulnerability before taking any concrete steps. A wise person always knows exactly where they are standing before they start to move.
Once the assessment is complete, it’s time to take advantage of the latest technology to fill in the gaps and plug the holes that have been discovered. Biometric access control is now so far advanced that facial recognition is 99 percent effective. Surveillance technology has moved far beyond just video cameras; the location of body heat can be located to within a yard and microphonic technology allows for eavesdropping on a mere whisper.
After assessment, then, comes integration of the latest appropriate technology. This is becoming so easy to do that in-house staff are usually able to manage it alone. Which means that the fight for better security is being won by the good guys!