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.
Consolidation and technological advances are changing the face of the guarding industry. How will this affect enterprise security leaders? Learn more about changes to the security officer services industry as well as the Top Guarding Firms Listing in the December 2016 edition. Also in this issue: a new financial focus on cybersecurity, what to do in your first three months as a new CSO, the ostrich style of security management, and more.