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.

ARTICLES

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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What keeps CEOs Up At Night?

What can CSOs learn from a CEO’s perspective on risk?
August 1, 2013

To get a 20,000-foot CEO view of global risk, the Lloyd’s Risk Index provides a good lens. This year’s global survey polled 588 C-Suite and board level executives from both larger and smaller businesses (mostly smaller) and included a broad, global participation base.


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Budgeting for the Impossible: Enterprise Resilience Means Business

During the past decade, enterprise resilience has become a hot topic.
July 1, 2013

During the past decade, enterprise resilience has become a hot topic. Its meaning has grown from the original “business continuity and disaster recovery” moniker associated with IT data crashes.  


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Debating Between Convenience and Security in Authentication

Physical and logical identity and access control is the most frequent convergence point in enterprises
June 1, 2013

Physical and logical identity and access control is the most frequent convergence point in enterprises.


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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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THE MAGAZINE

Security Magazine

April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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