Sixty-six percent of data protection leaders admit that employees are the weakest link in an enterprise’s security posture, and 55 percent of organizations have had a security incident or data breach due to a malicious or negligent employee, according to the Ponemon Institute’s report on Managing Insider Risk through Training and Culture.
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.
Nearly half of all credit card fraud around the world occurs in the U.S., although Americans account for just a quarter of global card volume, according to a recent Barclays report, which claims that the reason for the disproportionate fraud is that the U.S. still relies on outdated magnetic stripes, which are easy for hackers to replicate or manipulate.
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.
Who are the thought-leaders pushing the security industry forward, in government, cybersecurity, corporate security and education? Learn about this year’s security champions in our annual Most Influential People in Security report. Also in this issue: Data security concerns for healthcare institutions; ruggedized security technology; covert surveillance installations; how to polish up your resume and references; infinity background screening for workplace violence risk mitigation and more.