It’s been a busy year for security leaders – between active assailant threats and political challenges, cyberattacks and new compliance regulations, the risk landscape keeps expanding.
As the end of the year typically serves as a time for reflection (and, of course, resolutions), the Security magazine team took a moment to compile our favorite articles from the past year. They’re well worth a read (or a re-read), so I hope you take a moment and review some of 2018’s top articles about lessons learned, thought leadership, security challenges and good practices as we head into 2019.
Diane Ritchey, Editor-in-Chief of Security Magazine
- The January 2018 cover story, How Security Leaders Can Prepare for Protests, because it showed how a 12-person security team prepared for protesters and ensured continued business operations all while ensuring freedom of speech during a protest.
- The March 2018 Cyber Tactics column, Please Forget to Change Your Password Every 90 Days, as Steve Chabinsky cleverly highlighted how poor password management has resulted in inadequate security.
- The May 2018 cover story, Insider Threat: Why Physical Security Still Reigns, because cybersecurity gets much attention, yet physical security and investigations will always remain a key element in enterprise security.
- The June 2018 Leadership Issue: The Rising Role of Women in Security. It was a pleasure to highlight the professional successes of the female executives who took the time to share their stories with me.
- Career Intelligence columnist Jerry Brennan’s two-part series from July and August 2018 on personal branding and your career, because everyone should establish a career brand and company titled, “Me, Inc.”
Chris Ward, Security Magazine Publisher
- The March 2018 cover story on GSOCs – How to Strategize for Long-Term Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) Success. While many enterprise security directors want a GSOC for their business, they are often cost-prohibitive. This article breaks down how some CSOs are finding creative ways to get buy-in and funding for GSOCs.
- The July 2018 cover story – Training for Better Sports Security: See Something, Say Something, Do Something – has a lot of great insight from sports security practitioners about how they’re adjusting to fans’ expectations and current threats. The online edition of the July issue also features bonus articles about securing football games at the University of Texas at Austin, hiring and retention strategies at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and securing tradeshows and conventions.
- Our August 2018 cover story – In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Workplace Violence – features the team at Cox Enterprises, and explains how they and the rest of the organization is working together to address workplace violence as a “we problem.”
Claire Meyer, Managing Editor of Security Magazine
- Is having an intelligence analysis function a key to getting buy-in from your C-Suite? Get some good ideas in Daniil Davydoff’s article on how intelligence analysis can drive corporate buy-in. Keep an eye out for more intelligence columns from Daniil in 2019 in his upcoming monthly column – The Risk Matrix.
- The cybersecurity of video surveillance cameras has been an essential topic in the security industry everywhere from tradeshow floors to boardrooms to operations rooms. This article from our October issue – Cyber-Securing Video Cameras – helps break down what to look for.
- Security professionals are adept at planning for the worst, and this series on kidnap & ransom seeks to walk you through what pitfalls to avoid during a K&R situation. Read part 1, part 2 and part 3 of Our Executive is Missing: Kidnap and Ransom Basics for Security Professionals.
Most Popular Articles from the Security eNewsletter and the Today’s Cybersecurity Leader eNewsletter
Security’s semimonthly eNewsletter – plus the monthly cybersecurity eNewsletter, Today’s Cybersecurity Leader – includes a variety of online exclusive content throughout the year. Some of 2018’s most popular eNewsletter articles include:
- 5 Ways to Reduce Your Attack Surface
- 10 Hotel Safety Tips from a Former Intelligence Officer
- Before You Pull the Trigger: The Legal Implications of Shooting Down a Drone
- 9 Reasons Why Not to Arm Teachers: Survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting
- Can Deploying Security Entrances Enhance Guard Services?
- 3 Simple Steps to Address Patient Violence in Healthcare Facilities and Hospitals
- Metrics that Matter: How to Measure the Effectiveness of Corporate Security Programs
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The whole Security magazine team wants to thank you for reading! Please leave us a comment below to let us know what you want to read about next year.