THE 10TH ANNUAL SECURITY 500 Survey is now available online at SecurityMagazine.com/Security500Survey. This annual benchmarking report is designed to give security executives a view of where they stand within their sectors as well as in the industry as a whole.
Does your organization have an active program that conducts reference checking on employees before they are hired? Ownership of the pre-employment vetting process does not often reside with the security function within the organization. Some companies outsource background checks to third party organizations to share the task. Many of these policies are impacted by legislation, and limitations can be imposed on the use of various vetting methods.
To transition from one career or one field to another, you have to learn how to turn your hat, how to redirect your previous experiences and lessons-learned to new goals,” says David LaRose, the Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Management for Lakeland Regional Health in Lakeland, Florida. LaRose is also the 2015 President of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Board of Directors.
Walk through the show floor at ISC West in Las Vegas next month and you’ll see hundreds of security products peddled by vendors wanting to sell you the “latest and greatest” in security technology. But sometimes, you don’t need technology as much as you need someone to sit down with you and have a frank and honest conversation about what you should or should not install in your enterprise. Then you can talk technology, right? Of course, it all depends upon your situation, your environment and the risks that you are trying to mitigate, but who wants to be sold something that they don’t need or can’t use?
Your insurer is your partner in the risk business. The more insurers understand how security products can impact risk mitigation, the more effectively they will be able to price premiums. Your company’s insurance rates are commensurate with your risk exposure,” says Neil Lakomiak, Business Development Director, Building and Life Safety Technologies for UL LLC.
New research shows a pattern of under-reporting of on-campus sexual assaults by universities and colleges across the nation, and some schools have continued to under-report even after being fined for violations of federal law, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
While the global business environment in 2015 is perceived to be somewhat less risky for organizations than it was in the last two years, business leaders are still more likely to invest in additional risk management resources this year, according to Protiviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative’s report Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2015.
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.