CEOs cite cybersecurity as the biggest threat to the world economy and as a result, the global spend in cybersecurity is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2021. An enterprise cyber attack can turn into a catastrophe in a matter of hours, potentially damaging any business at any point in time. As we see from the past few years, the greatest have already fallen.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report, noting that the Department of Defense (DOD) has not fully implemented three of its key initiatives and practices aimed at improving cybersecurity hygiene and is at risk of cyberattacks.
Chief Security Officers (CSOs) are charged with protecting an organization’s assets and people. Like all corporate functions, the design of this department will vary greatly depending upon the organization. However, the process by which a program is designed, measured and evaluated has some consistent principles across different industries. This series explores how to make your physical security program more strategic, and how to secure funding for this objective.
The Trump Administration launched the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse website: SchoolSafety.gov, which has resources for K-12 administrators, educators, parents, and law enforcement to address threats related to safety, security and support in schools.
The implementation of a secured perimeter and internal firewall network architecture and conducting Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests (VAPT) are often seen as enough to protect critical business information and guard against unexpected cybersecurity threats. However, as we will discover and despite this approach being a good start, there is substantially more to information security than firewalls and VAPT.