Earlier this month, AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Protection Services completed its merger, creating Allied Universal – an enterprise with more than 140,000 employees and estimated annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion.
A few months ago, cities around the world anxiously awaited for the results of the Global Cities Index, which identifies the world’s top 125 cities on the basis of their ability to attract and retain global capital, people and ideas, as well as sustain that performance in the long term.
Risks to energy sector enterprises continue to grow, with drones, terrorism and budgetary challenges looming. Compliance requirements are tightening as well, but as Everardo Trujillo, Manager of Information Security Engineering and Operations at Sempra Energy Utilities, says: “A lot of people say ‘compliance makes you secure,’ and it’s the other way around, really.”
More than 60 enterprise security leaders attended this year’s Security 500 West conference in Los Gatos, California, on May 17, and they participated in high-level panels and conversations about how CSOs and security directors could make a bigger impact on the organization without squashing innovation or compromising the enterprise’s culture – an understandably hot topic in Silicon Valley.
The Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport caters to 11 airlines and serves 1.6 million passengers per year. The latest expansion beginning in 2006 increased the terminal’s capacity and helped to enhance the level of customer service, but it also led to an enhanced security and operations system that is driving both airport efficiency and safety.
Schools, businesses, tourist attractions and everyday gathering places are increasingly targeted for terrorism and shootings. How can security leaders keep their facilities safe without damaging the culture?