Every autumn, a new wave of young students floods onto college campuses, eager and excited for the next phase of their lives and ready to explore their newfound freedom. They are not always eager, however, to consider safety and security a top priority.
When George Finney was studying law at Southern Methodist University, a private university in metropolitan Dallas with 11,649 students (undergrad and graduate), his supervisor made him a “deal of a lifetime,” he says.
When it comes to cybersecurity, no doubt humans are the weakest link. No matter how many layers are added to your security stack, nor how much phishing education and awareness training you do, threat actors continue to develop more sophisticated ways to exploit the human vulnerabilities with socially engineered attacks. In fact, as security defenses keep improving, hackers are compelled to develop more clever and convincing ways to exploit the human attack surface to gain access to sensitive assets.
Don’t know what a penetration tester is? You’re not alone; more than 50 percent of U.S. adults surveyed by the University of Phoenix have never heard of pen testers or “White Hat” ethical hackers, among other cybersecurity job titles, and only about one in 10 survey respondents is “very familiar” with the 11 jobs in the industry queried in the survey.
One of the most fascinating elements of the security industry is that it's always evolving. Trends, technologies and techniques emerge daily, with one goal in mind: creating a safer world for people and assets. Change is inevitable in all facets of the security market, and fresh ideas that lead to cutting-edge, innovative processes are always contributing to the advancement of the industry.
Hundreds of sports security professionals met last week in Louisville, Kentucky, for the 9th Annual NCS4 Conference, where they tested new technology, networked, discussed situational awareness techniques and honored industry professionals who go above and beyond to ensure their venues and events stay safe.
Is your program facing a shrinking security force or a downturn in the market? In our next Solutions by Sector webinar on July 26, Andrew Baer, head of global security for Weatherford International, will outline how to cope.
Our businesses are inundated with incidents of ransomware, malware, adware and many other intrusion variants, it’s no wonder that 90 percent of healthcare institutions have been affected, at a total cost of $6 billion a year, according to a recent study from the Ponemon Institute. As we make our way through these threats, one needs to ask; if so many companies offer solutions, and institutions hire top shelf network security engineers, why are there so many breaches?
Boston Chapter's Security EXPO 2012 will be one of the largest tradeshow and educational program in our chapter's history. With more than 50 years of experience, the Boston Chapter continues to provide the highest quality of educational programs and offers the most leading edge exhibitors. You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity. Read More
From building a Global Security Operations Center and more, learn how three enterprise security teams created and built GSOCs, and how they are using them to mitigate global risks. Learn more about why HR Professionals worry most about active shooters, how would you define security’s role, and more.