Traditionally, security personnel begin with their building’s main entrances when planning to secure their facility. While that is an effective start, it is important to consider the entire facility or campus to ensure that all areas are protected.
Dave Aflalo has protected Presidents of the United States, nuclear power plants and CEOs. Over a 35-year career, his work has spanned the industry spectrum and has included senior leadership roles ensuring security and safety in both the public and private sectors.
A report from the Security Research Initiative discusses findings from responses from more than 1,000 serving police officers on attitudes towards the private security sector (private security suppliers and corporate security departments).
Across the globe, chief security officers (CSO) are under intense pressure to justify what they do, as business operations come under increased scrutiny from the C-suite, shareholders and outside auditors. More than ever, CSOs find themselves in the position of needing to make a strong case for their budgets and activities on a day-to-day basis.
There have been volumes written about the role of the CSO and how to gain a seat at the table in the C-suite. A relatively small number of CSOs have been able to convince their management that the CISO should be under their purview, citing the inherent mission conflicts that exist when the CISO reports to the CIO.
Businesses are putting their corporate security at risk, with one in three organizations (33 percent) allowing their staff unrestricted access to corporate resources from their personal smartphones, according to a survey.
Jeff Berkin rarely makes a business and security decision these days that doesn’t somehow impact, either positively or negatively, the business.That business is CACI International, which provides enterprise IT and network services for the federal government employing 14,600 employees working in more than 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Berkin is Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, the first CSO in the company, and he also has an impressive career, first as a trial attorney and then senior executive roles within the FBI.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".