As demonstrated in this year’s Security 500 Report, cybersecurity continues to be a clear area of concern for enterprise security executives, but as attention and demand for expertise in this field grows, so do the options for education and awareness, especially at the executive level.
As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency.
The so-called “Islamic State” (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community, with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online.
Have a clear understanding your values, skills and interests; focus on your future profession; set clear goals based on your strengths; know your next step; obtain new learning and skills you will need; and establish a diverse communication network – these steps will increase your chances of career success and job satisfaction.
The ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2015) is westward bound this year. Set for September 28 – October 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center, this year’s event is shaping up to be one no security management practitioner will want to miss. The event is anticipated to welcome more than 19,000 global security professionals from both the operational and cybersecurity disciplines for three days of education, technology and service exhibits, and networking.
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.
For the next generation of enterprise security leaders, is there a clear path forward to success? Enterprise security leaders discuss mentorships, education, certifications and the skills new CSOs and CISOs will need to succeed in their evolving roles and bring value to the business. But the problem is: with existing security leadership roles varying so widely, is the development of a uniform skill set even possible?