As smartphones and wearable devices continue their exponential growth in Canada and globally – it’s expected to be worth $34 billion by 2020 – Canadians will need to be wary of the increasingly popular “Tap” payment channel (or alternative NFC wearable device) service.
Version 1.0 of the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (CSF) celebrated its fourth birthday in February. The CSF is a “risk-based approach to managing cybersecurity risk... designed to complement existing business and cybersecurity operations.” I recently spoke with Matthew Barrett, NIST program manager for the CSF, and he provided me with a great deal of insight into using the framework.
The topic of gun control was not a foreign subject to our classrooms, but never once did we believe our school would become the epicenter of this debate. Yet, as we grieve our fallen classmates and staff members, politicians address this as “another mass shooting” and entertain the idea of arming teachers.
I just came out of a meeting addressing campus lockdowns and mass notification when my phone started buzzing. The Broward County Sheriff Department’s Alertify message stared me in the face – Active Shooter at my daughter’s school.
As cybersecurity continues to become more complex and harder to manage, the role of security operations for organizations is also shifting across the board. Long gone are the days where firewalls or intrusion detection systems (IDS) could keep adversaries outside the perimeter. Instead, we are seeing increases in both size and frequency of attacks leading to more pronounced impacts to the business.
2017 was a very busy year for security professionals. Between multiple high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks, terrorist attacks and mass shootings, security leaders are still juggling the weighty responsibilities of risk mitigation, reputation management and loss prevention.
Below are some of Security magazine’s staff’s top articles of 2017, with trends, events and guides for security leaders in the New Year.
While there was plenty of security solutions and products discussed at this year's Axis Connect and Converge Conference, the keynotes, panels and breakout sessions frequently featured one major theme: Do you know what your end customer needs?
This month in Security magazine: Mike Matranga has been labeled brash, tough, outspoken, emotional and controversial. But when it comes to school security, he doesn’t care what people think of him. He is 100 percent undeterred by anyone who may question his methods when it comes to keeping schools and students safe at Texas City ISD.