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How to Keep Up With Governance Risk

Establishing and maintaining a culture across the enterprise that is based on unwavering ethical practices from the boardroom to the lowest level employee is also a key element of effective governance programs.

One of the most important topics currently on boardroom agendas focuses on governance. Ensuring that the enterprise understands and complies with laws, regulations, policies and procedures is no longer simply enough.


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Studying the 'Wicked Problem' of Cyber Security

Cyber crime has been referred to as a “wicked problem,” and its solution may well lie in stronger education.

Frederick Chang recently joined Southern Methodist University to develop a multidisciplinary program to tackle the most pressing cyber challenges facing the world today.

 


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10 Ways to Secure Enterprise Data Over the Holiday Season

As we all soon will head out on upcoming holiday vacations, we all run the danger of becoming a remote risk for our companies, often without being aware of it.

As we all soon will head out on upcoming holiday vacations, we all run the danger of becoming a remote risk for our companies, often without being aware of it.


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The Good Old Days of Cyber Security

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are proving traditional cyber attacks (viruses, malware, etc) outdated, according to Larry Clinton, President & CEO of the Internet Security Alliance.

 Each minute in 2010 there were 45 new viruses created, 200 new malicious websites established, 180 personal identities stolen, 5,000 new versions of malware created and most importantly, 2 million dollars lost.  


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Leading Security at 1,700 Feet

How does Keith Kambic manage security for the Willis Tower, the tallest building in Chicago?

 Next month, Chicago will host the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-26, at McCormick Place. When attendees have free time, they might want to visit the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), which stands tall above the Chicago skyline and is one of the most famous landmarks for the city.  


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Strengthening Passwords with the FIDO Alliance

The average consumer has 35 passwords, but how secure are they?

 How many passwords do you have? The average consumer has 35. The problem when you get that number is remembering them, duplicating them or losing them. That’s where the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance comes in. 


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Understanding the DIY Security Trend

When know-how information, or knowledge, is scarce, customers overcome it by doing it themselves.

When know-how information, or knowledge, is scarce, customers overcome it by doing it themselves.


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How Cyber Security Changes Leadership Skills

Kieran Norton believes that cyber security is undergoing an important change.

Kieran Norton believes that cyber security is undergoing an important change.


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Port Authority’s New CSO Aims to Build Interagency Cooperation

Last year, Joe Dunne, a 32-year NYPD veteran, was appointed to the newly created position of chief security officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Specifically, he’s in charge of all the Port Authority’s security and public safety issues, including its 1,700-man police department. Now six months into his new role, what challenges has he faced in securing one of the most visible ports in the world?
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Building Trust and Confidence through Partnerships

Phil Hopkins, Vice President Global Security for Western Union, has a successful background in the public and private sectors. To what does he attribute his success, and what are the qualities that make him successful, including his relationship with his CEO?
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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.

Podcasts

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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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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