The security industry is changing, as is the profile of a successful security executive. Maintaining the status quo is no longer an option, and ignorance of risks is no longer an excuse for not mitigating them. This topic in Security features game-changing security directors or industry leaders in different sectors. So who is breaking new ground in the security industry, making great strides forward in risk management while better supporting the enterprise as a whole? If you know someone (or are someone) who fits this bill – let us know! Send your recommendations and suggestions for future Profiles in Excellence to Security Managing Editor Claire Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitals are places for healing the sick and wounded, but unfortunately given their necessarily open nature they can be challenging environments to physically secure – potentially leading to additional medical emergencies.
For the fifth year in a row, FORTUNE has named Ryder System, Inc. as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies and one of the leading five companies in the Trucking, Transportation, and Logistics industry.
The Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport caters to 11 airlines and serves 1.6 million passengers per year. The latest expansion beginning in 2006 increased the terminal’s capacity and helped to enhance the level of customer service, but it also led to an enhanced security and operations system that is driving both airport efficiency and safety.
In North Carolina, High Point University is in its tenth year of a transition into a private, boutique university, and the security department is not exempt from the changes impacting the school. When Jeff Karpovich, CPP, CHPA, joined High Point University as its chief of Security, there were just 12 employees in the division and 62 surveillance cameras. Now, seven years later, he is responsible for 120 employees across three departments, managing 82 uniformed security officers for the school and working with approximately 900 surveillance cameras.
After a disaster strikes, enterprises likely are champing at the bit to get back up and running, but operations often hinge on one major factor: employees. If an employee’s home is flooded, he/she has to choose whether to stay home and repair the house or go to work.
Who are the Most Influential People in Security? Find out which security leaders are making a difference in the September issue of Security magazine! Also, read about how New York is shaking up cybersecurity, changes in drone legislation, three steps to prepare for the GDPR, school surveillance savings and more.