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Demand for Terrorism Risk Insurance Continues

The number of companies purchasing terrorism insurance has remained constant

Massachusetts has the highest rate of property terrorism insurance take-up (84 percent), followed by Maryland at 81 percent.


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Secure the Enterprise with Effective Background Screening

Employment background screening helps employers identify qualified applicants and helps mitigate risk by improving workplace security and safety.

By working together cohesively with HR and legal, the security team can also function as the final gatekeeper to help ensure that the organization is screening in accordance with its policies and that every candidate has properly cleared the company’s background check standards.


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Senior Managers Pose Greatest Risk to Cyber Security

A new study shows senior managers account for some of the greatest security risks because they are prone to take work, and thus security vulnerabilities, home with them.


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Training Security Officers for Better Access Management

There is a human factor of access control, and a correct way to train your enterprise’s security officers to perform this vital task.

To most people, the term “access control” refers to beeping key-card readers, little lights turning from red to green, doors unlocking and turnstiles opening, but access control also happens to be one of the most important duties that a security officer is tasked with.


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Security 500: How Security’s Risk Mitigation Focus Creates a Risk-Nado!

What are the Top 10 Trends enterprise security executives concerned with now, and what should you plan for in 2014?

Security 500 members are enabling enterprise missions through proactive risk and resilience programs built on strong customer service cultures. Transforming security into a service organization requires flexible strategy and brilliant execution in an ever turbulent and global Risk-Nado.


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Canadian Enterprises Report Capability, Yet Little Planning, to Battle Insider Threats

Only 14 percent of organizations have a specific definition for insider threats, yet two-thirds claim to be able to handle the risk.

Only 17 percent of Canadian organizations have a specific definition of insider threats, and 19 percent have employee training on recognizing and preventing it.


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Communicating Accurate Expectations with Management

Problem identified and communicated, plan created, funds provided, problem resolved. This is the lifecycle senior business leaders often expect – and prefer – organizational challenges to have. It’s the way decisions are made and issues addressed for many functions of the business.
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The Titanic: Risk Management vs. Compliance

Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and plans abound to memorialize or capitalize on the tragedy, including the re-release of the 1997 movie Titanic in 3D, the production of a commemorative coin, and – believe it or not – a series of Titanic memorial cruises. Some members of the security community recently chose to remember the event in a more constructive way.
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Sixth Annual Security 500 Report: Measuring Up

How the Best Security Leaders Deliver Business Value

Security leadership and value is being tied directly to business unit and organizational goals as the best measure of its contribution. So directly tied, that business unit leaders are paying for risk management and security as a direct service versus an allocation. Further, these internal customers view security as a consultancy, and they are routinely seeking their advice to understand and manage risks enabling them to reach their objectives. The transparency of this relationship allows the business unit to identify security’s value to achieving their goals, resulting in increased reliance, use and spending with security.


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Eleven Areas for Improvement

In our July column, we discussed the dangerous gap in the transfer of knowledge between visionary security leaders and the next generation of leaders who will have to take up the mantle after them. Then in August, we laid out a roadmap for a new type of training that would help to close that gap. But what topics do up-and-coming leaders need to know more about?
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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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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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Travel & the Ebola Risk

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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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