COVID-19


Brazil Added to COVID-19 Travel List

Brazil Added to COVID-19 Travel List

Based on a recommendation by DHS and its intergovernmental partners, such as the Centers for Disease Control, President Trump has signed a proclamation on May 24 and amended on May 25 suspending the entry into the United States of any foreign nationals who were present in Brazil during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

TSA thinking About Temperature Checks and Thermal Imaging

TSA thinking About Temperature Checks and Thermal Imaging

After TSA rolled out a series of new measures May 21, meant to encourage social distancing and stop the spread of COVID-19, the agency also is thinking about checking temperatures and thermal imaging to help screen for the virus.

Be Vigilant as COVID Lockdowns Relax

Be Vigilant as COVID Lockdowns Relax

Experiencing an exponential rise of COVID-19 related security cases during the pandemic, International SOS sheds light on three emerging security challenges. These are alongside underlying security issues that the pandemic environment has and will continue to exacerbate.

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

Human smugglers continue to plague law enforcement and society at large, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and without regards to several Customs and Border Protection policies and travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Smugglers continue to place migrants in harm’s way.

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Telethermography Devices: Current FDA Considerations

Adapting thermography machines to address COVID-19 issues qualifies them as medical devices, which can pose unique challenges for businesses that are unfamiliar with the FDA.

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How Security Companies Are Developing AI Cameras to Measure Social Distancing and Mask Compliance

A number of companies are either adding new features in response to the COVID-19 threat or developing new systems to identify if individuals are obeying guidelines.

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Security Essen Trade Fair Canceled Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Organizers cite health and travel concerns for canceling the international show in Germany, which is held every two years.

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Joint Survey From Security Organizations Reveals Pandemic's Impact

Industry associations keeping members informed about how the coronavirus crisis is affecting security businesses.



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Little Acts of Kindness

TSA officer spent her stimulus check to support and thank front-line workers.

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Should My Company Continue Marketing Through the Coronavirus Crisis?

Businesses should switch their efforts towards an inbound marketing/communications strategy and manage relationships with existing customers during the pandemic.

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Kastle Systems Launches Comprehensive, Integrated COVID-19 Safety Program for Office Buildings and Suites

KastleSafeSpaces platform for critical contact tracing and screening technology protects tenants building-wide

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TSA Requires Security Officers to Wear Masks in Screening Areas to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

The agency plans to receive millions of masks in the next few weeks to distribute to employees, but most agents will wear surgical masks rather than the more expensive N95 respirators.

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DoD Issues Guidelines That Might Not Disqualify New Recruits Over COVID-19 Exposure

it is not known if the interim Pentagon policy would eventually extend to current military member who have been ill from the coronavirus while on duty.

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Security Guard Killed in Dispute Over Face Mask Policy in Michigan

Calvin Munerlyn, a guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, was killed after telling two customers to leave the store for refusing to follow a governor’s order to wear face coverings in public.

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Cuomo: You Can’t Depend on China For PPE

The New York governor said that New York hospitals must prepare their own stockpiles of personal protective equipment.

Simple Steps to Secure the Remote Workforce

It’s safe to say that everyone is feeling pretty uneasy right now. Our reality is changing dramatically, as each day brings a wave of new information. Suddenly we’re all indoors as much as possible, and if we’re lucky, working remotely.

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Drug Trade Struggling at the Border During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led U.S. officials to close the Mexico border to nonessential travel, adding another hurdle for the cartels but possibly helping law enforcement.

Are You Securing All Your Remote Workers?

According to a 2019 State of Remote Work study, 62% of people work from home at least part of the time, with 82% of those individuals planning to either maintain or increase their level of remote work – validating that the physical location of users matters less and less in how organizations conduct business.

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Making the Best of a Challenging Situation: Engaging Employees Through Training

By helping employees to feel productive and sharpen skills through training, ADT Commercial has hit upon an innovative way to ease collective stress during uncertain times.

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World Health Organization Sees Dramatic Uptick in Cyber Attacks

Nearly 450 active email addresses and passwords used by WHO staff have been leaked online, and the public has received email scams from people posing as staff.

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