Archives: April, 2022

Doug Bedell — April 30, 2022, 8:12 am

Ukrainians Can Find Temporary Refuge in the U.S.

President Biden and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are making it possible for Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion to find temporary refuge in the United States. “Uniting for Ukraine,” DHS explains, “provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to come to the United […]

Doug Bedell — April 29, 2022, 8:56 am

‘Road Rage’ Making for Unsafe Highways

Richard Dahl on the FindLaw site advises that “America’s roads and highways are becoming ever more dangerous places. “Death rates are escalating at frightening levels, largely due to reckless driving. So is road rage and, perhaps unsurprisingly, deadly road rage involving guns. “Police don’t necessarily keep track of whether road rage is the cause of […]

Doug Bedell — April 27, 2022, 10:40 am

Should Russian Cyber Warfare Occur…

The Rand blog warns of the possibility of cyber warfare with Russia. But Russia aside, Rand cites “the devastating toll of ransomware on hundreds of hospitals in recent years—compromising access to vital payroll and electronic health records and patient monitoring equipment. Attacks have also impacted U.S. oil and gas infrastructure and crippled the police, telephone, […]

Doug Bedell — April 25, 2022, 11:32 am

Nevada Luring Tech Companies – Not Only Gamblers

Casinos only? Not by a longshot. Nevada, Reliance Foundry reports, is becoming an alternative to California for technology companies. “Nevada evokes images of glitzy stage shows, bright lights and flashy casinos, but there’s much more to this state than gambling, glitter, and sparkles. “The state has increasingly become an attractive alternative to California for tech […]

Doug Bedell — April 22, 2022, 8:58 am

Who’s In Charge of Public Health Policies?

The Centers for Disease Control has been flummoxed by a ruling by a Trump-appointed federal judge that passengers on airplanes, trains and other public transportation don’t have to wear masks any longer. You’d think that’s the CDC’s responsibility. In response, the US. Transportation Security Administration and the CDC “said that orders requiring masks on public […]

Doug Bedell — April 20, 2022, 1:06 pm

Alternatives to Access Control for Schools

For educators and parents alike, here’s a guide to Access Control for Schools on the Nortech website. “Deploying an access control system on the campus is often not the first form of access control that students and staff have come across in their daily lives. In fact, a lot of gyms use access control systems, […]

Doug Bedell — April 18, 2022, 10:38 am

Hospitals Can Be Settings for Flaring Tempers

You wouldn’t expect to find violence occurring in hospitals but, advises Joel Griffin on SecurityInfowatch.com,“The disproportional threat of workplace violence in the healthcare environment has been among the most discussed and analyzed topics in the security industry for more than a decade. “There are, of course, myriad issues that contribute to making hospital settings more […]

Doug Bedell — April 16, 2022, 2:42 pm

Bicycling for Good Health – In Hawaii or Elsewhere

Spring is the time for resuming bicycling, and the Reliance Foundry blog provides ample prompting for pedaling – in Hawaii. “With a wide range of cycling terrain, and an endless choice of spectacular ocean views, Hawaii is an obvious choice for a bicycling getaway,” Reliance notes “Despite its mild weather and gorgeous backdrop, the state […]

Doug Bedell — April 11, 2022, 11:05 am

‘Food Prices Soaring’ Because of Ukrainian War

The war in Ukraine is teaching us something about global food supplies, and, unsurprisingly, it’s not good, the Associated Press reports. “Prices for food commodities like grains and vegetable oils reached their highest levels ever last month largely because of Russia’s war in Ukraine and the ‘massive supply disruptions’ it is causing, threatening millions of […]

Doug Bedell — April 8, 2022, 10:50 am

Out and About Again – Vehicle Security Risks Rise

With vehicle traffic picking up after the peak of the pandemic, it’s worth considering the risks of being out among crowds again. Larry Anderson on securityinformed.com “Sooner or later, crowded events will surge, as will the danger of injury or death from vehicle attacks. “The threats of vehicular violence,” Anderson adds, “are still present even […]