Trends Column

Publisher Mark McCourt provides a unique slant on the current and future of security management, including business metrics, new technology and leadership skills.

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Enterprise Benefits from the Security 500

The Security 500 Benchmark Program is your tool to enter your security-related data and receive a confidential and free benchmarking report.
July 1, 2014

New this year is that all participating enterprises have the option to be included in the Security 500 rankings numerically or to be listed alphabetically. We have made this change to allow those concerned with numerical rankings to be included and recognized among the best security leaders in the world.


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Lessons Learned from Security 500 Palo Alto

How little opex can you spend and still get the job done
June 1, 2014

Perhaps the most valuable learning from this panel was that there is not and may never be a “one size fits all” solution for our industry. While there are many economic and operational advantages to a single provider, there are also some risks associated with this model.


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Finding Sustainability's Purpose in Security

The most environmentally sustainable building in the world is the Change Initiative Building in Dubai, based on the LEED Commercial Interiors rating system.
May 1, 2014

At the recent ISC West Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, sustainable security solutions were both everywhere and nowhere. As a judge for the Security Industry Association’s New Product Showcase at ISC West this year, I had the opportunity to participate on one of seven judging committees.


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Elevating Cybersecurity to the C-Suite Before a Breach

Leading organizations are moving to the single office of the CSO and incorporating all aspects of security under a single leader, mission and plan.
April 1, 2014

Changing your organizational culture is the key to aggressively protecting your stakeholders’ information – how can involving your C-Suite make all the difference?


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Getting Realistic Results from Security Technology

As the security industry heads to the largest technology trade show in the world, ISC West in Las Vegas, it is a great time to do an inventory and reflect on your security technology investments and systems
March 1, 2014

There will be more than 1,000 exhibits at ISC West plus another 100 or so new technologies and solutions presented in hotel suites and meeting rooms off the show floor. Robust discussion about the movement toward IP, mobility and the cloud will buzz across the show floor, as it should.


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How Robots Can Change the Guarding Industry

Robots serving as security officers are not a new discussion in our market
February 1, 2014

Well, if Google has a similar impact on guard services as it has had on business publications, like mine, look out Securitas, G4S, AlliedBarton, et al… or get on board with robots functioning as security officers.


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How CSOs Can Prepare for Inevitable Natural Disasters

At the core of risk and resilience planning is the ability to gather intelligence and create situational awareness.
January 6, 2014

At the core of risk and resilience planning is the ability to gather intelligence and create situational awareness.


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How Security Ball Can Help Enterprises Succeed in a Risk-Nado!

Learn how to change the game of security with better statistics
November 5, 2013

Leveraging metrics and statistics can lead to a stronger security program, just as they led to a better baseball team for the Oakland Athletics in “Moneyball.” So how can these metrics protect your enterprise from a Risk-Nado?


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The Security Service Economy

More and more, security is focusing its value proposition on a service culture.
October 1, 2013

More and more, security is focusing its value proposition on a service culture. While this topic has been raised by many CSOs in recent years, the volume and frequency of the subject reached a peak recently and deserves some attention. 


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Black Hat Conference Evolves as Cyber Risk Soars

ATMs hacked to spit out $20s on stage, overriding pacemakers and insulin pumps via laptops – these are just a few of the demonstrations by enterprising hackers at Black Hat, but these presentations often help enterprises more than they hurt.
September 1, 2013

Black Hat, by its name, seems ominous. What was once a conclave of hackers in 1997 has become a fast-growing global conference series focused on the business of cyber security and includes technical presentations on vulnerabilities and solutions.


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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

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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