Security organizations both in the private and public sectors have made considerable progress in gaining stature. More and more senior security executives truly have a seat at the table today as a respected member of the C-suite. Many security executives regularly interface with the Board of Directors and maintain excellent relationships with board members. Security organizations still have a lot of room for improvement.
Introducing the Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) that will be awarded each year to an individual or organization for professional excellence and/or outstanding service/acts in the security profession.
Developing budgets that make sense, support the mission of the enterprise, are thoroughly justified and garner the support of the C-suite is a challenge that security executives have faced for ages. Why is this the case? Is it that the C-suite doesn’t recognize the importance and value that an effective security program provides to the enterprise? Is it because security executives have not done an effective job of developing and documenting the inherent value to the enterprise of an effective security program?
Acquiring a higher-level education is time consuming and expensive, and fraudsters have long been marketing fast-track ways to obtain what appears to be an impressive diploma, at least on the surface. These programs and methods have been around for many years; therefore, it is not always easy to identify what is real and what is a wasted investment of your money and time.
Do you have a new job as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Security Officer (CSO), the Security Information Manager or something similar? Congratulations! You’ve just received a great job opportunity – one that can either be your dream job, your worst nightmare, and sometimes both simultaneously.
Chosen by their colleagues, peers and fellow security industry professionals, these 21 leaders of corporate security, government, think tanks, universities, cybersecurity and more have proven themselves as some of the most influential people in security.
There’s a shift taking place in the boardroom: With the recent high-profile cyberattacks like WannaCry and NotPetya, cybersecurity has been placed in the spotlight, making it a much more prominent topic than it was five years ago.
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.