CISO roles – both full-time and fractional – are on the rise. Their skills can help a growing organization enhance its security program, keep it on track, and guide in times of crisis and change. However, finding the right CISO can be tricky business, especially if this role is new to your organization. Here are the skills to look for when hiring your CISO.
The WannaCry ransomware attack that successfully targeted Merck is not the only cyberattack to which the pharmaceutical industry has fallen victim. As pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies move toward greater digitalization and the storage of more valuable data, their digital security practices become more and more critical.
The New Year brings the possibility of a fresh start, new ideas and goals, and hope for a better tomorrow. And never before has a year started out with such a large focus on how the future can be improved through the promise of technology.
The days of a security officer spending their shift watching a few rows of grainy video footage are long gone. Operators today are being asked to actively monitor events from hundreds of video cameras, while also overseeing countless alarms from other devices such as door readers, intrusion panels, perimeter detection sensors, building automation controls and more.
Most people in the physical security industry are familiar with the 5 Ds: deter, detect, delay, deny and defend. These principles seem universally applicable for facility or asset protection use cases. But what principles should we apply in areas of open public access?
There are several options to consider when it comes to analytics for video surveillance systems: deploy analytics on the edge, or “in-camera”; use a dedicated server; or use a hybrid approach which leverages both edge and server implementations.
With the rapid growth of business travelers, especially millennial business travelers, companies often find it difficult to manage travel safety, health and security of their employees. This rapid growth also brings changes to the diverse composition of a mobile workforce and the risks associated with it. As the modern workforce continues to grow, there is no one-size-fits all approach to answering questions surrounding workplace law and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) employees.
You can’t simply learn resiliency; there isn’t a book or set of checkmarks you can apply to a list that means you are resilient. Instead, it’s real-world training like War Gaming that delivers the closest “I’ve been there” experience and creates the muscle memory needed to respond effectively when an incident – and all the fear, confusion and paralysis it can bring – occurs.
A focus on the basic elementary principles of cybersecurity can go a long way in protecting your company from most attacks. Penetration testers are the frontline witnesses on cyber threats. They continue to see the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities within the enterprises they examine. Below, is a list of recommendations for you to be aware of in the year ahead.