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.”
From big box retailers and gourmet coffee shops to oil and gas companies, software firms and major automakers, U.S.-based businesses continue to expand their reach with global operations, all of which require the same high standard of security services as they have implemented stateside.
Aesthetics are important initially, but they should not trump security, safety or throughput. The winning solution has to meet high aesthetic requirements without sacrificing the other key decision factors.
Establishing and maintaining a culture across the enterprise that is based on unwavering ethical practices from the boardroom to the lowest level employee is also a key element of effective governance programs.
One of the most important topics currently on boardroom agendas focuses on governance. Ensuring that the enterprise understands and complies with laws, regulations, policies and procedures is no longer simply enough.