Although cyber insurance has been around for a few years now, since it is still a fairly new concept and the industry is expected to grow exponentially in the near future, companies may have questions. Lynda A. Bennett, Chair of Insurance Coverage Practice at the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP, in Roseland, New Jersey, spoke with Security about the ins and outs of cyber insurance. As an attorney specializing in these types of claims, Bennett represents enterprises, not insurers.
With enterprises’ rising reliance on data and the need to protect it, investments in data security and data centers are rising. Data center company Equinix Inc. is expanding its Rio de Janeiro data center; Penn State University is finalizing plans for a second data center, projected at a cost of $58 million; Google is reportedly considering a $300 million data center expansion at its campus outside of Atlanta.
Relying heavily on mobile technology to stay connected to their work and personal lives is creating “mobile guilt” among professionals, who then resort to “shadow tasking,” according to a new global online survey of 3,521 professionals.
The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) members have been developing a school security assessment tool and a set of school security guidelines to be revealed at ISC West this month. The living document will provide specific recommendations (especially regarding the use of electronic security equipment) divided into “layers” (parking lots, main entrances, classrooms, etc.) and then again into tiers (depending on the level of resources a given school has available).
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.