At the 2016 AAAE (American Association of Airport Executives) Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, discussions centered around the rapidly evolving aviation security landscape, specifically with regard to renewed federal priorities on employee vetting and employee access control at airports.
The risk of payment card fraud is real, driven by the momentum of eCommerce and its cashless consumerism, reliant on payment cards to perform so many transactions. However, the incidence of payment card fraud is expected to change.
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.”
While utility enterprises are taking steps to detect and deter physical security threats, preventing damage and enabling recovery remain significant challenges, according to The State of Physical Grid Security 2015.
IT security is complicated enough. The widespread adoption of BYOD mobile devices and the overall consumerization of IT promise to complicate security efforts exponentially. Are companies up to the challenge?
At the heart of our mission at Southwest Airlines is an unrelenting dedication to deliver the highest quality of customer service in the industry. After all, we’re in the service and hospitality industry. Our purpose is to connect people to what’s important to them in their daily lives. In order for the security team to make a meaningful contribution to the success of the company, we can’t deviate from those core beliefs.” This is the mission statement of Vance Toler, the Director of Corporate Security for Southwest Airlines.
Start off the new year with an exclusive look at the innovative security technology in the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in our annual Security Technology & Innovations Report. This issue also includes guides for retail security leaders on video surveillance techniques, tips for retrofitting your access control systems, and recommendations for the new U.S. president on cybersecurity and terrorism.