Picture this: a news story detailing a cyberattack in which no data was exfiltrated, thousands (or even millions) of credit card details weren’t stolen, and no data was breached. While this isn’t the type of headline we often see, it recently became a reality in Las Vegas.
Originally introduced in 2004 as a videogame simulation spinoff, an escape room is a game where teams collaboratively piece together clues, solve puzzles and riddles in order to get out of a room in a given period of time. Time is of the essence, and it is critical that team members work together to win.
Chief Security Officers (CSOs) are charged with protecting an organization’s assets and people. Like all corporate functions, the design of this department will vary greatly depending upon the organization. However, the process by which a program is designed, measured and evaluated has some consistent principles across different industries. This series explores how to make your physical security program more strategic, and how to secure funding for this objective.
Studies and surveys consistently show that cybersecurity and data protection is one of the top five concerns of internal auditors, who worry that their organizations lack the internal resources to deal with security risks. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective, requiring new data privacy measures at most US organizations. Yet it is estimated that less than 10 percent are fully prepared for compliance with CCPA. Unfortunately, in this case, ignorance is not bliss and may result in hefty fines.
Retailers today face a number of security challenges, including shoplifting, shrink and theft at the point of sale, protecting the premises after hours, slip and fall lawsuits and much more. Adding complexity to the security challenge is that retailers face these threats in a variety of locations within stores, each of which comes with its own unique requirements. Today’s flexible, intelligent surveillance cameras offer a variety of form factors and capabilities that allow them to address the range of security and operational challenges.
Michael S. Oberlaender, a CISO and CSO, author and subject matter expert who has worked in global executive level security roles and in IT both in the U.S. and EU for more than 25 years, has released a new book on CISO leadership.
Cybersecurity teams continue to struggle with hiring and retention, and very little improvement has been achieved in these areas since last year, according to new global research from ISACA that identifies current workforce challenges and trends in the cybersecurity field.
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.