Insider Threats: How Businesses Can Protect Themselves

(DGIwire) – How can businesses protect against the ongoing risk that one or more of their existing employees will use insider access—wittingly or unwittingly—to do harm to the security of the places where they work. The potential threats can include espionage, terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of corporate proprietary information, loss or degradation of capabilities and more. […]

Bay State Booming: Massachusetts Public Companies Grow Headcount

(DGIwire) – It’s a good time to be operating a business headquartered in the Bay State. More than two-thirds of the 188 public companies based in Massachusetts grew their total headcount in 2016, according to Boston Business Journal. Year-end filings for that year indicate that overall, public companies based in the state—which account for about […]

Faith-Based Organizations Under Threat: How Preparedness Pays

(DGIwire) – Faith-based organizations (FBOs)—namely any religious institutions and houses of worship—are intended to serve as sanctuaries for their members from all the evil that happens in the outside world. Yet, many of these same FBOs have become targets for a spectrum of threats such as hate crimes, active shooters, workplace violence and even terrorism. […]

A Down-to-Earth Solution to an Aerial Threat

(DGIwire) – With the threat of enemy drones on the rise, increasing attention is turning to the ideal countermeasures. As recently reported by Business Insider, one Maryland-based company has found a way to take control of an unwanted drone while in flight—without the use of jamming the radio signal that keeps it airborne. Started in […]

Algae, Not Antibiotics: Why Animal Feed Should Go Green

(DGIwire) – In late 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put into place a major new policy to phase out the unrestricted use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens over the following three years. Antibiotics were used as growth promoters, but according to a report in The New York Times, experts say this […]

Fidget Spinners in Flames: Mishaps Show Need for New Power Options

(DGIwire) – The last thing anyone wants from a fidget spinner is a third-degree burn. Unfortunately, the risk seems to be a real one. As recently reported in The Telegraph, multiple cases have arisen of Bluetooth fidget spinners—variants of the popular toys with inbuilt speakers that play music streamed from a mobile phone—were found to […]

Protecting Private Property in the Drone Age

(DGIwire) – As drones become increasing popular, a disturbing trend is taking off: unauthorized flights over private property. Whether it’s a prison yard, a military installation or a corporate campus, the risk of terror attacks or espionage is high. In response to this threat, lawmakers are increasingly calling for measures to keep the problem at […]

5 Ways to Overcome Professional Challenges

(DGIwire) – If football’s “big game” between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons on February 5, 2017 taught viewers anything, it’s that things are not really over until they’re over. Not only did the Patriots win a game that, by halftime, many were sure was already lost, but they set a record by […]

Keeping Secrets Safe From Prying Eyes in the Sky

(DGIwire) – Imagine being in charge of security at a professional sports stadium, entertainment destination, movie studio or high-tech corporate campus—and watching a drone approach and hover overhead. The sense of intrusion would be palpable. Unfortunately, this is no sci-fi scenario; it’s happening already, with a rash of incidents  spurring searches for better drone protection. […]

Flight Fright: Lithium-Ion Fires on Planes Reveal Need for Innovation

(DGIwire) – On May 30, 2017, a lithium battery in a passenger’s backpack caught fire aboard a cross-country flight, reported the Federal Aviation Administration. According to CNN, nobody was injured on the flight, which was traveling from New York City to San Francisco but was diverted to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The lithium battery began to […]

Taking Control of Terror from the Sky

(DGIwire) – In December 2016, a Hamas member was gunned down in Tunisia. According to Defense News, Hamas described the man as a “drone program supervisor,” revealing the reality that Hamas—and possibly other terror organizations—have taken up drone warfare. In light of this, the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act takes steps to address […]

Making All Yellow Cabs ‘Green’: Can the Grid Support It?

(DGIwire) — On July 5, 2017, The Guardian and other sources reported major news from Volvo: the automaker announced that it would only make hybrid or pure electric vehicles from 2019. This followed an April 20 announcement—on New York City’s official website—that Mayor Bill de Blasio would like 20 percent of motor vehicles sold in […]

Campus Safety: Learning About Preparedness

(DGIwire) – On April 16, 2017, Virginia Tech marked a grim anniversary: 10 years since the mass shooting in which 32 people were killed and 17 wounded by gunfire. The largest incident of its kind on a college campus, it not only changed lives; it changed security requirements and shifted the national perspective that institutions […]

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