The so-called “Islamic State” (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community, with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online.
Every year, Security magazine honors top security executives and leaders who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and peers, as well as the national and global security landscape. They have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and the overall positive impact that their security projects, programs or departments have had upon their shareholders, organizations, colleagues and the general public.
In North Carolina, High Point University is in its tenth year of a transition into a private, boutique university, and the security department is not exempt from the changes impacting the school. When Jeff Karpovich, CPP, CHPA, joined High Point University as its chief of Security, there were just 12 employees in the division and 62 surveillance cameras. Now, seven years later, he is responsible for 120 employees across three departments, managing 82 uniformed security officers for the school and working with approximately 900 surveillance cameras.
During the first nine months of FY 2015, the U.S. government brought 5,173 white collar crime prosecutions. If the year’s pace continues until the end of FY 2015 in September, the total will only be 6,897 – down by 36.8 percent from levels seen two decades ago, despite the rise in population and economic activity during this period, according to a report from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
Cybersecurity continues to climb the list of concerns for business leaders, along with executives’ concerns over medical cost inflation, legal liability, attracting and retaining talent, compliance and apprehension over economic uncertainty.
In the last decade, security has become a multi-platform, multi-channel concern for businesses. Gone are the days when the only threats to a bank could be warded off by an armed guard standing in front of a bank vault to intimidate and dissuade potential robbers.
In the hunt for the next great cybersecurity leaders, are enterprises neglecting an under-tapped source? More women are joining the cybersecurity industry, but there are still myriad opportunities for enterprise security leaders to be advocates and mentors to up-andcoming talent.