Today, the average American leaves the house with a smartphone that has more computing power than the systems that landed humans on the moon. The Internet of Things (IoT) enables refrigerators to tell you that you’re running out of milk and cars to provide assisted driving. The reality is that the knowledge economy is in full swing, and the modern world’s relationship with technology has advanced to a state where nearly all aspects of our daily lives are touched by the internet.
As threats from the cyber and physical realms become increasingly prevalent and complex, enterprise security teams must arm themselves with an integrated approach to security operations—one that incorporates cybersecurity, physical security and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Enterprises today have become increasingly reliant on mobile workers and flexible working lifestyles. Plus, they are opening internal resources to outside users, including contractors, partners and service providers.
American universities are breeding grounds for innovation and research for students from across the globe. They are also a primary target of IP theft and cyber-attacks by some of these very students and their governments. America’s universities, supported by industry and by the U.S. federal and state governments, must be ready to protect the billions of U.S. dollars invested by the U.S. government and corporations to develop new technologies.
As the person in charge of your healthcare organization’s information technology, one of your responsibilities is protecting patients’ and clients’ information. This can be difficult because third-party vendors with whom you contract can unwittingly jeopardize the security of that information. But you can take steps today to help prevent those problems tomorrow.
In March 2017, drivers on a Montreal highway were stuck for more than 12 hours in 15 inches of snow. Because of a lack of coordination and an inability to share information between first responders, various highway authority groups, and the city, more than 300 motorists were stranded in their cars overnight.
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.