The surge in demand for intelligence programs and intelligence-oriented global security operations centers (GSOCs) and virtual security operations centers (VSOCs) has not emerged out of thin air. In fact, it has been driven by changing corporate security concerns, which themselves have been shaped by the fears of corporate leaders.
When the prestigious Aloft Dubai South in the United Arab Emirates opened on October 15, 2018, guests, visitors and staff at the new hotel were already protected by an advanced video surveillance system with Arecont Vision Costar megapixel cameras.
Enterprise decision makers know to “expect the unexpected” when it comes to business continuity planning. But the increasingly complex threat environment is challenging organizations as never before to prepare for an expanding range of incidents.
Fifty-six percent of organizations experienced a data breach involving more than 1,000 records over the past two years, and of those, 37 percent occurred two to three times and 39 percent were global in scope, according to Experian.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows and cyberthreats become more sophisticated and prevalent, it’s more important than ever for security companies to understand the cybersecurity landscape and have strong cybersecurity postures. The security industry is recognizing the urgency of this issue, too – in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA’s) research to forecast the 2019 Security Megatrends, cybersecurity was identified as the standout trend shaping the security industry.
There was a time when the corporate security team was responsible for setting the policies for overall security within an organization including digital. Today, those responsibilities are likely to be separated between a Chief Security Officer (CSO) and a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This brings into play the views, opinions, needs and requirements of both the CSO and the CISO and the potential conflict that may ensue.
We are all just a step away from being affected by a potential medical or security incident, whether in the workplace, while traveling on business or simply going about everyday life. The importance of new employee education, new traveler education or a refresher course on travel risk preparedness cannot be understated.
While places of worship have certainly been sites of active assailant incidents, they pose a unique conundrum to security advocates and congregations – how do you secure your place of worship while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for congregants, visitors and those in need?
Innovations in cloud and mobile technologies have created more opportunities than ever for employees to work remotely, using devices of their choosing. But the flexibility of technology heterogeneity in the workplace isn’t without risk. As data becomes more accessible across a growing range of devices, the attack surface area also grows wider, raising the possibility of a potential data breach.