Articles by Jerry Brennan

Who is Facilitating Insider Threats?

Are enterprises in an impossible situation when it comes to dealing with insider threats?

While legislators have passed a multitude of statutes to aid in the protection of our economic interests pertaining to data systems – non-physical assets and privacy – frequently any course of action is still determined by the concept of monetary loss and treated as if someone was stealing or damaging physical assets, or as in the case of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), creating a statue that has been described as dense and confusing to even legal scholars.


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Managing Risk Across the Enterprise

The key to the risk-based security program is that no matter what issue you examine, every one of them affects the reputation of the enterprise in one manner or another.

Once the risk matrix has been populated, management must then prioritize the risks and determine which are the most critical to the viability, survivability and resilience of the enterprise. When that prioritization has been completed, various functions within the organization can be tasked to design the appropriate solution for the risk involved.


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Controlling Brand Risk

How the market perceives a company and its brand(s) ultimately dictates success or failure.

Constant vigilance in the marketplace is vital to understanding, responding to and mitigating incidents that can have a devastating impact on your enterprise’s brand and reputation.


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How to Add Resiliency to Your Risk Management Strategy

The latest buzzword these days is “Resiliency,” which for all intents and purposes is really nothing more than a new term for business continuity planning (BCP) in the private sector and continuity of operations planning (COP) in the public sector.

Probably the most important first step an organization should take in developing their BCP/COP program is to conduct an inventory of all of the enterprise’s processes, assets and resources (PAR). No one has the time or resources to boil the ocean, so once the inventory has been completed, the next step involves prioritizing the PAR list from the most critical to the least important.


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How to Keep Up with Emerging Technologies and Risks

consumers hundreds of billions of dollars annually. In the United States, credit card fraud resulting from cyber intrusions has skyrocketed.

Whether you are in a private or public enterprise, developing a solid base of intelligence on new and emerging technologies is a critical element in developing strategic and tactical responses to maintain operational continuity.


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Earning Security Success by Monitoring the Marketplace

Knowing what is happening in the marketplace is vital to the success of your enterprise

Monitoring emerging trends, customer likes and dislikes, and understanding unmet customer needs can determine how rapid a rate of incline or decline your business experiences. Companies spend millions of dollars conducting surveys of customers, potential customers, industry experts and key opinion leaders to determine if their products or services effectively meet, exceed or miss market expectations.


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How Dependence Can Ruin A Supply Chain

The economic horizon was showing signs of new life and your business-improving Orders were up, but you have concerns that you have stretched the length of your supply chain

The economic horizon was showing signs of new life and your business-improving Orders were up, but you have concerns that you have stretched the length of your supply chain


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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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Understanding and Mitigating Financial Asset Risk

How is Cybercrime the new Wild West of Theft?

Ever since the days of Jesse James, banks have always been a target of those after fast cash, but now, cybercrime is becoming the new Wild West of quiet, quick theft. Find out what the enterprise can do to mitigate cyber risks to its financial assets.


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How to Manage Physical Asset Risk

Our journey on the road to transforming to an Enterprise Risk Management based program, one of the more traditional security sweet spots, is our next area of focus.

Our journey on the road to transforming to an Enterprise Risk Management based program, one of the more traditional security sweet spots, is our next area of focus.


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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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