If there’s one thing most small business owners have in common, it’s being pressed for time. Managing so many areas of responsibility leaves small businesses with little time to dedicate to any one task. Important decisions – like investments in security – demand time and attention but must also be weighed against what’s realistic for your organization to maintain within its current resource level. Hosted video surveillance services, for example, can provide small businesses with reliable video monitoring but with less maintenance than traditional security deployments, and less upfront cost.
Hackers can be relentless with their cyberattacks. While organizations can be vulnerable to many security threats, ransomware is especially ruthless since its attacks are completely automated. It doesn’t matter what industry or business you are in – hackers don’t care if your organization has “nothing of value,” their machines will try to attack anything that is vulnerable.
Cloud-based solutions have grown exponentially in the past 10 years, offering secure, simple and cost-effective benefits – so why aren’t more users taking advantage of them? Simply put, people are skeptical of what they don’t fully understand, and when it comes to cloud solutions, there are many questions regarding the migration process.
As we have done in previous years, the Security magazine team compiled our favorite articles from this year. As we head into 2020, we hope you take a moment to review some of 2019’s top articles about lessons learned, thought leadership, security challenges and good practices.
For the last two decades, the Security Letter has been a benchmark document that puts the security guard industry into perspective. Each year Robert McCrie compiles data from the top security guard firms and produces what is called “the list” detailing the top 20-25 firms in the country. This year, Robert McCrie, Keith Oringer of Security ProAdvisors and Jeff DiDomenico of Trackforce Valiant made the list come to life – a great way for all of us in the business to see what’s new and different from last year to this year.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.