Outsourcing by companies has been an area of growth for many years, and the trend does not seem to be slowing down. For example, Gartner is forecasting a 17 percent growth in public cloud use worldwide in 2019. Leading the way is infrastructure-as-a-service or (IaaS) with an expected 27 percent growth alone.
On the premise that the best defense is understanding the real nature of the offense – or, in this case, offenses, since cyber security addresses a multi-front battleground – it’s useful to think in terms of concentric circles, broad steps any small or midsize business can take to maximize safety.
With so many devices and systems capable of connecting to networks and integrating with each other, cybersecurity today is a critical consideration for every organization. With each device that’s connected to a network representing a potential entry point for hackers, it’s important to ensure that all devices are protected to the highest possible level in order to avoid damaging fallout from a cyberbreach.
While the concept of the multi-sensor or multi-directional camera is not new, there have been noteworthy advancements that make these cameras the best choice for many types of security installations. In the past, many multi-sensor cameras were not able to deliver high frames per second / per sensor (fps) for smooth, clear motion capture and frequently represented a compromise in performance.
When it comes to managing sensitive equipment as a public safety officer, your firearms are some of the most high-risk assets you can leave improperly secured. While there’s been a lot of conversation in the media about how to use firearms responsibly, there are several best practices you can utilize to help ensure that they are only accessible to authorized personnel who are fully accountable for their use.
What happens online sometimes manifests as a real-world threat. Real-world threats are typically planned, referenced or originated online. Understanding the convergence between online behavior and real-world actions is increasingly important in the corporate security field. Here’s how security professionals can think about identifying and understanding threats in a society that increasingly straddles the virtual and physical worlds.
The relentless bombardment of cyber-attacks, and the fear of a breach and all that entails, have led to some rather dramatic changes in the Chief Information Security Officer position recently. It has long been considered the corporate hot seat, where job security is a misnomer and the average tenure is less than two years. That may still be true for many, but changes are happening that are finally allowing the CISO to emerge from the shadows of the IT department.
Two consistent and related themes in enterprise technology have emerged in recent years, both involving rapid and dramatic change. One is the rise of the digital enterprise across sectors and internationally. The second is the need for IT to react quickly and aggressively develop innovations to meet the enterprise’s digital aspirations.