Security eNews (image)What Are Some Best Practices For Optimizing Utility Costs? | #TpromoCom #EneryConservation #UtilityMonitoring #FacilityExecutive | Misconceptions about utility usage often stem from a facility manager’s misdirected focus on what usage is being monitored, instead of focusing on how it is being monitored day-to-day.

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What is the most common misconception that organizations have about their utility usage? What are some best practices for optimizing utility costs?

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Security Must Handle an Active Biological Threat by using Security Protocols

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ISIO (image)Security Must Handle an Active Biological Threat by using Security Protocols | #TpromoCom #ISIO #Biological #SituationalAwareness  | Security success will depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground (decision-makers) and their reaction speed. Considering the nature of the beast, situational awareness for this pandemic dictates that there are issues of concern that must be addressed and arrested to limit the level of collateral damage. https://wp.me/p8LsOz-14p

Security Managers that are using ONLY the standard health related protocols are naive to believe that they are secure. This is an active biological threat whereas the International Security Industry Organization [ISIO] suggests that security protocols must also be considered.

The collateral damage of cv-19 will furthermore produce other threats whereas the SM will be dealing with multiple threats such as new crime related to economic meltdown that will erode the company profits.

Consequently, this is not a one size fits all kind-of-thing. Security Protocols must be stringently followed when purchasing or using technology, equipment, and the layering of manpower by their skillsets. The reasons for such consider the mood and character traits of the population which will be, abnormal to the extreme of an increase in mentally unwell people besides, erratic behaviour of the masses. This is not purely related to customers that would visit a site but also internally amongst the staff. Desperate people will do desperate things.

The major issue is that the Security Managers could be undermined by the Human Resource manager that could use the full budget solely on health-related protocols. The Financial managers must know that the security managers must secure profit protection besides loss prevention. When the doors of the business shut – there are no profits.

Subsequently, the Security Manager must be confident in their presentation to the Human Resource Manager and Financial officer to earn the trust and respect to seriously allocate to the security department the necessary tools to limit collateral damage. The Security Manager would not feel intimidated to present their position because of lack of knowledge, whereas, there are bodies that can provide the easiest and most effective method to comprehend their own loopholes and suggest cost effective methods. Not knowing the protocols in the purchasing and utilization of the technology, equipment or manpower will cost the company dearly.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Blue Shield of California, Care Planning Institute, Cox Communications, People Power, and UnitedHealthcare to address consumer healthcare trends at Connected Health Summit

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Blue Shield of California, Care Planning Institute, Cox Communications, People Power, and UnitedHealthcare to address consumer healthcare trends at Connected Health Summit | #TpromoCom #TeleHealth #IoT | https://wp.me/p8LsOz-142

29% of seniors used a telehealth service in Q2 2020, with over 50% doing so for the first time

International research firm Parks Associates launches its seventh annual Connected Health Summit today, a virtual conference that addresses the impact of COVID-19 on the connected health market and current consumer attitudes towards virtual care solutions. The event, which runs September 1-3, will feature industry leaders from healthcare services, insurance companies, hospitals, device makers, and service providers to address emerging opportunities to serve consumers at home with new technology solutions.

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The executive conference, sponsored by Alarm.com, athenahealth, Becklar, Nortek Security & Control, Softeq, and Sprosty Network, features presentations from key executives in the connected health space:

“How COVID changed telehealth and the future of care delivery,” by Tori Ames, MPA, Manager, CincyKids Health Connect, Center for Telehealth, Cincinnati Children’s

“Explosive Growth in Telehealth,” by Dr. Donna O’Shea, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health Management, UnitedHealthcare

“Telehomecare in the COVID-19 Era,” by Mark Dunning, President and CEO, Care Planning Institute, and Gene Wang, CEO, People Power

“Better Together: Extending Healthcare to the Home,” by Richard Culberson, Executive Director, Cox Homelife Strategy & Operations, Cox Communications

“When everything changed, what stayed the same? Healthcare’s evolution in a time of pandemic and humanitarian crisis,” by Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, Executive Director, Mind-Body Medicine, Blue Shield of California

“Transforming Healthcare with New Models to Connect Patients, Families and Providers,” by Yuri Quintana, PhD, Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School  

Parks Associates research finds COVID-19 is forcing seniors into new routines with smart home and healthcare technologies, which may result in new willingness to use tech-based solutions. Fifty-four percent of seniors who used a video conferencing solution during COVID-19 did so for the first time. Additionally, use of telehealth services rose five times year-over-year, with 29% of seniors reporting telehealth use in Q2 2020, compared to just 6% in 2019.

“COVID-19 is forcing consumers, smart home companies, and the healthcare industry to try new solutions and forge new partnerships to realize a complete, home-based experience in healthcare delivery,” said Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates. “At Connected Health Summit, we will examine market forces driving a range of new technologies, like virtual health assistants (voice/text/avatars), AI-powered diagnostics and navigation tools, AR and VR experiences, and robotics, and highlight industry perspectives on issues such as the potential impact on health outcomes, efficiency of healthcare delivery, market viability, expected speed of implementation, and important issues to consider when applying emerging technologies.”

Registration is open, and media are invited to attend at no cost. For information on Parks Associates data, please contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

About Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates’ Connected Health Summit is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Connected Health Summit provides insights on consumer behaviors and changing demands driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and new business models, IoT technologies, and deployments emerging to target these new needs. The conference addresses opportunities for new solutions, including smart home platforms, on-demand services, voice assistants, and wearables, to empower consumers, caregivers, and providers with new insight into patient health and to meet the growing demand for services in independent living, chronic care management, remote access to care, and wellness and fitness.

The seventh annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness will take place virtually September 1-3, 2020.  www.connectedhealthsummit.com

DICE and Tristar help central station affected by storm

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DICE and Tristar help central station affected by storm | #TpromoCom #DICE #Tristar #Monitoring #Security | DICE Corporation and Tristar Monitoring stepped in to help a central station that was without power and battling flooding due to Tropical Storm Isaias (Security Systems News).

“We got a call from DICE asking if we were willing to assist,” said Tim LeBlanc, president and co-founder of Tristar Monitoring. “My immediate response was, ‘Absolutely.’”

Tristar had been in the same position before, aiding a central station in Florida for two months, while the company returned to full operations. The process of transferring the signals to Tristar was a seamless process that was made easier with both central stations being DICE customers and on the Matrix platform. The IT teams from the three companies got together and Tristar was receiving full operations including all signals and phone calls in only 45 minutes.

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NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

NASA Logo (image)NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program | #TpromoCom #NASA #Government #Privacy #COVID19 | As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread in the U.S., NASA is tapping commercial software to start an internal contact tracing program (Source: NextGov.com).

According to an information collection notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register, the voluntary program “will be used to determine whether NASA personnel have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus and to track and trace their interactions across the NASA community for identifying possible points of exposure.”

Once the program is stood up, NASA plans to designate a health care-focused employee to act as the NASA Contact Tracer to lead the effort.

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College Pals From China Became Among Most Prolific Hackers Ever, U.S. Says

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#College Pals From #China Became Among Most Prolific #Hackers Ever, U.S. Says | #TpromoCom #Hacker #CyberSecurity | Justice Department accuses pair of hacking Covid-19 research, military secrets and dissidents

They were former classmates who studied computer technologies at an electrical engineering college in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. But instead of a conventional post-college career path, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi embarked on a global hacking spree that became one of the most prolific ever tracked by the FBI, according to Justice Department officials and an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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Oregon Officer Saves Infant from Burning Home

Police Magazine (image)Oregon Officer Saves #Infant from Burning #Home | #TpromoCom #Hero #Police | Officer Jason Robinson arrived at the home as smoke billowed from several windows and ran inside after hearing the mother outside saying that her baby was still in a swing in the home.

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A civilian responder—Christine Lawler—was just about to enter the home when Officer Robinson emerged from the door with the child in his arms.

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Stopping Hackers in Their Tracks

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Image) #FBI Arrests #Hacker Who Stole #Data from Tech Company | #TpromoCom #Espionage #Gov | A nightmare scenario for many organizations recently became one Atlanta-based tech company’s reality. But the steps the company took before and after their sensitive data was stolen by a hacker in 2018 helped the FBI identify and arrest the culprit.

Christian Kight used his computer programming skills to hack into various businesses for money while on parole for previous crimes. Kight downloaded scripts from hacker forums and used them to attack company networks.

In the case of the Atlanta company, Kight spent a few weeks hacking into the company’s network, using various tactics to hide his identity. He then downloaded the data to his own computer and deleted it from the company’s systems.
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