With the growing visibility around cyber breaches, there is now a heightened sensitivity among corporate boards and executive teams as they become more engaged in the management of cyber risk, and its ability to impact their business and personal indemnity.
How would you feel if a thief rang your doorbell at home and said, “I want you to help me burglarize your home?” How would feel if a crook knocked on your door and said, “Will you look the other way while I steal your car and your kids’ bikes and rip out some of your shrubs?”
Security professionals are tasked with addressing reputational risk as well as physical risk, but are our own departments and industry doing enough to avoid being a risk to the enterprise as a whole? It’s time to take a good, hard look at your workplace and ask if it is inclusive, supportive and fair.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced on March 8 that it was establishing a Women in Security Forum to support the participation of women in the security industry. According to SIA, “through programs, professional development and networking events, the committee will engage members, both men and women, who share this goal.”
Today, cyber breaches cost the U.S. more than $100 billion a year. While organizations are actively procuring new cybersecurity technology, they’re not investing enough in people, skills and talent. And according to ISACA, a non-profit information security advocacy group, a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals is expected by 2019.
In last month’s column I took you though the research process in preparing for the interviews of executives and other key functional leaders in the enterprise. Now that you are ready to start conducting interviews, it is important to have a core list of key questions that you will ask each interviewee, along with specific questions unique to their role or function.
Our June issue cover article features “Security Leadership: Women in the Spotlight”.
Also in June, video is becoming a fundamental component of a quality security plan. How can CPTED strategies lead to better physical enterprise security? And discover How David Espie, Director of Security, secures Mayland's Seaports.