Last month I had the honor to speak at the Security 500 conference in front of a large room of senior security leaders. My own personal take-away from the event is that no matter how long you’ve been in this industry there is always something new to learn.
The year 2018 is coming to a close, and that means many of you may soon consider a move from one employer to another. The question is whether it will be a voluntary change or a shift due to circumstances beyond your control.
There was a time when the corporate security team was responsible for setting the policies for overall security within an organization including digital. Today, those responsibilities are likely to be separated between a Chief Security Officer (CSO) and a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This brings into play the views, opinions, needs and requirements of both the CSO and the CISO and the potential conflict that may ensue.
Successful strategists in the security arena face the same kind of tactical issues as football coaches. Attackers are skillful, resourceful and motivated success. Football coaches can’t deploy a “one-size-fits-all” strategy, and neither can security leaders. On a macro level, this is called “Risk-Based Security.”
In July’s column, I provided an overview of the concept of personal branding and why it is relevant to security professionals looking to further both their reputation and marketability. This month I want to expand on the topic by addressing specific steps you can take to better identify your individual brand.
This presentation will explore nine key cybersecurity habits, and will look at how you can use those habits to focus on changing behaviors in your security training. Join this session to tailor your approach to awareness training and have the greatest impact for all of your employees or customers. Read More
Technology, customer service and new offerings are shaking up the traditional concept of a security officer’s role. Learn about how the guarding industry is shifting to fit enterprise security leaders’ changing expectations in our Annual Guarding Report. Don’t miss our 2018 Top Guarding and Security Officer Firms list in the cover story, as well as articles on outstanding duty of care programs, cloud security responsibilities, and how to cope with mergers and acquisitions.