GSOC, SOC, VSOC, JSOC, NOC, INSOC... The possibilities are endless when it comes to a center, building, or facility that mitigates and responds to enterprise security issues, either within the U.S. or on a global level.
Whether you’re establishing your firm’s first Global Security Operations Center (GSOC), including a co-located Network Security Operations Center (NSOC) or refreshing your current GSOC’s and/or NSOC’s capabilities, here are my recommendations for success.
Hotels are notoriously difficult properties to secure. Not only are most of them open to the public 24/7, but property managers must maintain the tenuous balance between hospitality and security, while facing a wide variety of threats that can cross sectors and borders.
Today’s center of gravity in cybersecurity is shifting, pulling the skills and experience of cyber defenders in new directions. In most companies, this situation has led to a convergence of responsibilities between physical security, information security and cybersecurity teams, and an increased commitment to “staffing-up” of dedicated “cyber defenders.”
There’s a C- on your report card, but you’re not alone: The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card found that the world’s information security practitioners gave global cybersecurity readiness an overall score of 70 percent – a six-point drop over 2016.
There have been volumes written about the role of the CSO and how to gain a seat at the table in the C-suite. A relatively small number of CSOs have been able to convince their management that the CISO should be under their purview, citing the inherent mission conflicts that exist when the CISO reports to the CIO.
Analyzing the background of security leaders across the corporate security and risk management landscape, it is not surprising to see that a significant percentage of them have come from the public sector.
The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, OK, changed the state of Oklahoma and the country as a whole forever, but it didn’t stop businesses and families from calling it home, including GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC), in Oklahoma City. Learn how the OGTC is a shining example of high-tech security with GE’s historically customer centered beliefs and strategy. Also in this issue: why smart cards are increasingly being embedded into mobile devices and wearables, what role certifications play in your career, and much more!