Hardly a week goes by without a new hack or cyber breach being reported in the news, and companies are spending lot of time and attention in improving their IT security. But as companies set out to “raise their game” in protecting their confidential information from cyberattacks, it is important to understand and act on the fact that cybersecurity is not just a technology issue.
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.
What does Dr. Park Dietz, one of the world’s foremost forensic psychiatrists, want you to know about mitigating workplace violence? Read his guide on warning signs and prevention, along with features and columns on RFID technology, mobile credential standards, security convergence, CSO interview questions and more in our February 2017 edition of Security magazine.