Security Leadership and Management

Solutions for security executives to lead and manage their security staff, mitigate risk for their enterprise and show security's value in the C-suite.

ARTICLES

DHS Announces The 2015 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

 The Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of the 2015 Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current two- and four-year college students.


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Joseph Dunne of NJ/NY Port Authority Security Will Retire in January

The NJ/NY Port Authority's executive who oversees all security operations will retire in January.


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How Much Do Certifications Help Your Career?

 Afew years ago we published an article on security related certifications that were being marketed as a means to advance your career. At that time there were a relatively small number of certifications that we were seeing listed on resumes. Today, we are still routinely asked which certifications are needed for career advancement or which ones are being requested by hiring managers. Frankly, unless the role has a specific requirement that connects to one of the more technical certifications, for the most part, the hiring authorities are not demanding them.  


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As Risks Expand, So Does Security's Responsibility

Somewhere in the planning of the Security 500 Conference, I realized it would not be possible to turn the long list of security’s responsibilities from this year’s benchmark study into a readable slide. Nor was it prudent to punish our attendees with multiple lists of unmemorable threats and vulnerabilities. With more than 50 unique items in play; from managing investigations (97 percent) to overseeing insurance (15 percent); the business executives that manage risk and security for their enterprises all expressed this common theme:

         


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Business Risk of Data Breaches: Preparing Your C-Suite

As 2014 draws to a close, we’re left picking up the pieces from one of the biggest years in data breach history.
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Hector Rodriguez: "Hope" Is Not a Plan

 Chief Hector Rodriguez believes so much in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) and the safety of the children who attend SAUSD schools that he sends his own children to school there. 


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Jim Sawyer: Embracing Authentic Customer Service for the Ultimate Security Strategy

 Jim Sawyer has a lot of “friends for life” at work.  Some of the “friends” Sawyer has made were at one time hostile, angry and frustrated clients, people tested by enormous stress levels.  


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Alexander Ubiadas: Learning Self-Reliance from Isolation

 As Hurricane Iselle barreled down on the island of Oahu in early August, Alexander Ubiadas was prepared. He had already invested in ruggedized security equipment at isolated facilities, built long-term recovery plans and worked with his staff to get facilities as ready as possible for the storm. Because while people might survive for a while without electricity, they truly need safe, clean water, no matter the weather.  


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Kirk Simmons: Ambassador for the County

 Being a government organization that services every facet of the public, there is a whole host of different scenarios that take place on a daily basis,” says Kirk Simmons, Security Manager for Hennepin County in Minnesota. “There are occasions where people are getting their kids taken away from them or they’re being told they need to pay a lot of money in taxes. So, for them, it’s not a really pleasant experience all the time. So, as the security department, we want to ensure that employees and the people utilizing our services can do so in a safe manner. We’re there to protect them and make sure they do what they need to do and get home safely.” 


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Vance Toler: Finding Common Ground in Different Perceptions of Security

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.


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Stanley Customer Appreciation Event at ASIS 2011

Customers enjoyed the annual Stanley customer appreciation event during ASIS 2011 in Orlando.

PRODUCTS

Security Convergence

Security Convergence

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Security Convergence describes the movement in business to combine the roles of physical security and security management with network computer security measures within an organization. This is the first book to discuss the subject of security convergence, providing real-world illustrations of implementation and the cost-saving benefits that result. View
Effective Security Management

Effective Security Management

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This latest edition of Effective Security Management retains the qualities that made the previous editions a standard of the profession: a readable, comprehensive guide to the planning, staffing, and operation of the security function within an organization. View
Risk Analysis and the Security Survey

Risk Analysis and the Security Survey

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Security and risk management are principally concerned with the protection and conservation of corporate assets and resources. View
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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Flaws 2E

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This book is a practical guide to discovering and exploiting security flaws in web applications. The authors explain each category of vulnerability using real-world examples, screen shots and code extracts. View

EVENTS

Webinar

Combatting Security Challenges of an Urban University

1/30/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On Demand Attendees of this webinar will learn about the framework for building Penn’s neighborhood initiative program, how to build and gain support from the community “beyond university walls” and unique ways to partner with local law enforcement.

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How To Make Nothing Happen: Performing Self Assessments and Adjusting Security Strategies

6/17/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand With our panel of experts, this webinar will outline best practices for continuous improvement using self-assessment procedures that are a cost effective means to establish the status of your current program, identify weaknesses and set goals for improvement.

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A Major Intelligence Failure by the U.S. Government: How It Impacts Enterprise Security

9/16/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand The Intelligence Community (IC) has ignored blatant attacks on American business for at least the past 30 years. In 1995 the Intelligence Policy Board included "Industry" as a ?legitimate consumer of intelligence. The? IC's response was to state that Industry is not their "Customer". What is behind the IC's refusal to support the very economic base that they depend on for funding?

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Zero incidents vs. Zero tolerance: Achieving a violence free environment through verbal de-escalation, optimum customer service and intuition

11/13/14
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Contact: Adam Thomas
ON-DEMAND: The premise of workplace violence is that almost all incidents are preventable. The “Zero incidents” theory prioritizes the art and science of prevention. “Zero tolerance” is reactionary and after the fact. With “zero incidents” we mitigate and hopefully eliminate the need to respond. A safe, therapeutic “zero incidents” environment is achieved by developing the verbal de-escalation customer service and intuitional skills of staff.

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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine

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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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Security Emergency Preparedness Training

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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