From September 23-27, ASIS International is bringing its world-class networking events to Las Vegas for Global Security Exchange (GSX), formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits. ASIS is pulling out all the stops, offering invaluable opportunities to forge new connections and build existing relationships at the industry’s premier networking events.
Go to any security conference and you’ll be quick to discover that getting “buy-in” and maintaining a “seat at the table” are still the predominant concerns among security leaders. After all, unlike other business units that bring in revenue directly, corporate security must show that it is not merely a cost center but a cost- (and sometimes a life-) saver.
I love technology. My college degree is in math. I enjoy solving problems using technology. I love its disruptive nature. It can force us to rethink the way we do things. It changes us; how we think of ourselves, our families, our work and our society. It provides hope to the crippled, opportunities for the poor and disenfranchised, and healing for our environment. Its potential is a two-sided blade. It can harm us or help us. It can be used for good or evil.
Every security professional should plan their career objectives and develop a broad range of experience and competencies. This is a proven method for achieving your career goals. Development of a personal brand is equally important and should occur simultaneously. It will positively affect both your reputation and your marketability.
While the specific day-to-day tasks for a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) may vary from organization to organization, there are typical, core functions that are universally familiar, be it crisis management, travel security or executive protection. Responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of an organization, its assets, people and reputation has widespread institutional impact.
In an enterprise with a robust Executive Protection (EP) program, it is the job of that team to ensure the physical safety of the principal and also the principal’s and his or her organization’s reputations.
Our August issue cover story features Steve Baker, CSO at State Street Corporation. Also in August, how did a Guidewell Security team member save a life? And learn how digital technology and IoT devices can combat both physical and cyberattacks.