A few months ago, ISIO suggested in articles that security managers must ensure that there is a contingency in the budget to obtain equipment or skills training in case of an unknown threat that could arrive out of the blue. Any responsible managing or finance director must consider allocating funding and preparing for this emerging threat because it has life impacting or life and death possibilities.
Mike Matranga at Texas City ISD is on a mission to become the safest school system in the nation, by arming guards, using facial recognition, bullet-resistant glass, tracking students with chip technology and employing mental health experts.
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.
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.
This month in Security magazine: meet the global security team at Boston Scientific - five female professionals with diverse background and skills who are creating a best-in-class enterprise security team while ensuring the safety and security of employees, customers and patients. Also this month, we highlight Kristin Lenardson and her successful career in protective services. Security experts discuss whistleblowing, the CCPA and more.