Within security leadership associations and meetings, key decisions are made about paths forward in the security industry, driving us to become trusted advisors, to learn about CSOs’ pain points and challenges, and to devise a more effective strategic direction for my company.
Recent developments in the cybersecurity sphere read like a dystopian novel. The devices we use for convenience and entertainment in our homes are being taken over for malicious purposes by forces unknown.
After receiving the funding to develop several security projects to update or replace systems and components, including upgrading more than 3,000 cameras to IP, across more than 100 facilities that Security Director Kirk Simmons is responsible for securing in Hennepin County, MN, Simmons and his team found themselves in a predicament: navigating the county’s IT department processes for project development, as most systems depend on the IT network and servers for which the Hennepin County IT team has responsibility.
As tech companies converge today in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to unveil hundreds of innovative products that promise to change our daily lives, few of them tout security as a key component or feature. Ultimately it is the consumer that ends up paying the price for this detrimental oversight.
When it comes to cybersecurity the world falls into two camps: those focused on securing their hardware and applications as a closed system and those who recognize that converging technologies calls for a more ecosystem-centric approach. My early days in the world of physical security systems – especially in video surveillance – initially planted me firmly in the first camp.
Edward Snowden may have the reputation as the most infamous insider threat in recent history, but he’s not the only one who used his job and company resources to commit a crime. Learn why insider threat programs are necessary to allow the organization to prevent, detect, respond to and deter insider threats. Also in this issue: how security professionals can prevent workplace bullying, how mass notification is becoming part of the essential infrastructure of enterprises, and much more!