Joshua Dean, Director of Security for San Antonio Water System (SAWS), is in charge of keeping assets safe and secure, so that the 1.8 million people in the region don’t have an interruption to their water and sewer services.
Gannon, who is the 77th Sheriff of Morris County, New Jersey, has always had roles where he could offer his services and guidance to people. He was elected in 2016, after a decorated, 33-year career in law enforcement and private sector security.
Counterfeit products make up five to seven percent of world trade, and have cost an estimated 2.5 million jobs worldwide, with 750,000 jobs lost in the U.S. alone. It’s an issue that Brad Minnis, Senior Director, Corporate Safety and Security for Juniper Networks, spends much time and effort to mitigate.
“Water is the most precious resource in the world. You can live without food for a while, you can live without electricity, you can live without transportation, you can live without internet (despite what my kids say), but you cannot live without clean water. And that’s what makes my position so challenging,” says Scott Starkey, Security Manager for Birmingham Water Works.
Cybersecurity talent investment has gone through the roof in recent years: Universities are announcing cybersecurity degrees programs, Facebook is open sourcing its Capture the Flag competition platform that teaches developers about cybersecurity, Cisco has launched a $10 million scholarship to tackle the cybersecurity talent shortage and more. Yet, it’s still not enough.
Introducing the Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) that will be awarded each year to an individual or organization for professional excellence and/or outstanding service/acts in the security profession.