After a seven-year tenure as Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America, Sounil Yu joined YL Ventures as Chief Information Security Officer-in-Residence. What is his main focus in his new role and what are his initial priorities over the next six months?
Risk remains the top concern for organizations adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS) models and this is an issue that is only getting worse. What is needed today is the ability to remove the dependency on human behavior and human error, bringing control back to the security team.
Even if a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) performs 99 percent of their tasks perfectly, there is still plenty of opportunity to make mistakes. When companies have unpatched vulnerabilities, or incorrect configurations, or other holes in their security tactics (not to mention the "set it and forget it” mentality after deployment)—security management can quickly become a CISO’s nightmare. This is why it's so important for leaders to consider the following when developing the right security approach for their organizations.
Improving the safety and well-being of our law enforcement professionals remains a key priority for communities across the U.S. Among the biggest obstacles to achieving this goal, however, are the outdated police documentation workflows and processes, which are often still manual (and some departments still rely on pen-to-paper).
As coronavirus cases continue to emerge in cities across the country, it’s the responsibility of local officials to continuously address the evolving situation with the public. When communicating with the public about pressing emergencies, such as the coronavirus, here’s what public safety officials need to accomplish with their messaging.
CEOs cite cybersecurity as the biggest threat to the world economy and as a result, the global spend in cybersecurity is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2021. An enterprise cyber attack can turn into a catastrophe in a matter of hours, potentially damaging any business at any point in time. As we see from the past few years, the greatest have already fallen.
You are a new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in the financial services industry. You are excited about the job but anxious due to the scale of the cyber threat from a range of actors: lone-wolf hackers, organized crime syndicates, governments and their proxies, and insiders. As you think through your game plan for addressing these threats, what’s your most important first step?
Facial recognition systems are an excellent way to improve security and enable touchless access control in buildings and facilities in this new world of social distancing. As experts increasingly recommend face masks to limit the spread of COVID-19, it’s natural to question how this might effect the performance of facial recognition algorithms.
In retail, brick-and-mortar stores experience loss or shrink due to shoplifting, fraud, employee theft and human error. To mitigate against this, many have dedicated loss prevention (LP) personnel who use a variety of tools, including in-store video surveillance systems and point of sale (POS) systems, to deter and investigate theft. But, despite the continued best efforts of LP teams, shrink is on the rise.