Security & Business Resilience

How CSOs Can Prepare for Inevitable Natural Disasters

At the core of risk and resilience planning is the ability to gather intelligence and create situational awareness.

At the core of risk and resilience planning is the ability to gather intelligence and create situational awareness.


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Fight for Storm Shelters in Schools Heads to Oklahoma Supreme Court

A fight to build more storm shelters in schools heads to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.


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Stronger Building Codes Could Have Saved More in Joplin Tornado

Stronger building codes, more storm shelters and improved emergency communication systems could have significantly reduced the death toll and the costs of rebuilding from the 2011 Joplin tornado.


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Impact of Volatile Weather on Businesses’ Profits is Increasing

Insurer payouts for weather-related catastrophes rose from $15 billion a year between 1980 and 1989 to a staggering $70 billion annually between 2010 and 2013.


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California Develops Earthquake Early-Warning System

California will be the first state to get an earthquake early warning system.


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Technology ‘Biggest Risk to Supply Chain’ in 2014

Technology poses the biggest risk to businesses’ supply chains over the next 12 months, according to a report. 


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How Corporate Security Can Face Down Fourth-Generation Warfare

Just because your enterprise is not operating in a warzone does not make you immune to fourth-generation warfare.

Nation-states with political agendas and their standing militaries are no longer the primary participants in conflicts. Threat actors can come from anywhere.


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How to Plan for Post-Incident “Golden Minutes”

You've heard about the "Golden Hour" after an incident, but you should be planning for the "Golden Minutes."

In the wake of recent high-profile shootings and incidents, access control, video surveillance and armed guards have become the discussion of the day to deter future attacks. But what can enterprise security leaders do about threats that cannot be prevented? How can you plan for the golden minutes following an incident?


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Bijan Karimi: Bringing Order to Chaos

“We discuss risk as a concept beyond just the financial exposure… From supporting the community’s planned events to planning for the unknown, our job is to both be ready today and to look ahead.”

No one better defines the adage “Find what you love to do and then figure out how to make a living at it” better than Bijan. While he held a successful career in financial services, he also volunteered as a member of the Marin (California) County search and rescue team. Following the events of 9/11, more government funding became available to help local jurisdictions prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.


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Natural Disasters Perceived as Primary Cause of IT Downtime

If IT departments are any indication, disaster recovery is a major focus for businesses – almost 50 percent of respondents in the Quorum Disaster Recovery survey indicated 11 to 25 percent of their companies’ IT budget is allocated to disaster recovery this year. 


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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