This month in Security, we bring you our 2021 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 10 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Throughout this month, check out stories on campus and perimeter security, the benefits of scenario-based training, technology ownership and risk management, human trafficking and the supply chain, leadership, career advice, and more!
Security magazine is pleased to announce our 2021 Most Influential People in Security – 10 top security executives and industry leaders who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape.
As Director and Administrator, Robert F. Granzow III, CPP has been instrumental in developing the security function at the Office of Judicial District Security for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), spearheading significant initiatives to increase collaboration between professional disciplines in and beyond the Commonwealth’s Unified Judicial System.
Paul R. Kolbe is the Director of the Intelligence Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Relations.In his role, Kolbe focuses on preparing a new generation of intelligence leaders for the public and private sectors while advancing policy-relevant knowledge in intelligence areas.
As Managing Director and co-leader of the Intelligence Practice, Mary Legere focuses on bringing Accenture’s global capabilities, services and best practices to national defense, intelligence and cyber clients. She brings experience and passion to her role at Accenture Federal Services (AFS), serving senior leaders across the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense to help advance improvements to their community.
Jeff Snyder, Executive Coach at Jeff Snyder Coaching and Founder and President of SecurityRecruiter.com, proudly described himself as a recruiter, coach, husband, father, entrepreneur, great friend and risk-taker.
Fred Burton has positively impacted the security and intelligence world and is often referred to as the “Father of Protective Intelligence” for developing a framework for the approach and infrastructure of protective intelligence, helping to change the process for how physical security threats are identified and assessed for government, corporate and executive entities.
Ben Brown’s contributions to the security field have had a significant impact in advancing the value of several security programs and enhancing the security posture of various organizations. Through his knowledge in specialized security management domains, Brown has been able to act as a change agent in large organizations, bringing resolution to complex security challenges by generating new frameworks.
In his position as Vice President and Chief Security Officer of Global Security, Claude J. Nebel Jr. has built a team to ensure the safety and security of Cargill Inc. through the programs of Asset/Physical Security, Investigations, Crisis Management and Intelligence. Cargill — a $114.7 billion company — is a major international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. Since becoming a member of the Cargill team in August 2008, Nebel has led various industry and workplace safety standards, which play a critical role in Cargill’s foundational goal to work relentlessly to nourish 70 countries around the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Joe M. Olivarez Jr. has been an influential leader to Jacobs, a $14 billion multinational engineering company powered by more than 55,000 employees worldwide who deliver innovative, technical, professional and program-management solutions for public and private clients.As Vice President of Operational Centers of Excellence (OpCOE), Olivarez has built and led the company's integrated global security strategy.
Rebecca Gomez is a Program Manager for the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a Federal Advisory Committee that promotes security cooperation between U.S. private-sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State. In this role, Gomez manages, analyzes and facilitates the coordination of OSAC’s programs, partnerships and policy activities for membership groups that ensure the exchange of timely, relevant and reliable security advice and guidance to U.S. private-sector interests overseas.
Vice President, Global Security, PepsiCo North America
September 1, 2021
Steven Antoine’s impact goes beyond security. He is a valuable thought leadership partner to those at the most senior level and has an experienced background in leading among his peers and others in the security industry. Currently, Antoine, a member of Security’s Editorial Advisory Board, is Vice President of Global Security at PepsiCo North America.
Security issues exist every day at airports and seaports, but security solutions and a multi-layered surveillance approach go a long way in a world of ever-increasing risk. Here, we explore a sampling of the latest surveillance solutions for airports and seaports.
A layered approach to campus security can help campus leaders tasked with the safety and security of students and campus provide an open campus perimeter that is still well protected. To achieve this, security leaders must focus on security technologies and solutions, training and a holistic approach.
The key to bringing long-term value to your security program consists of the alignment of people, processes and technology. This is achieved with the unification of front-line and back-office operations.
Taking a proactive approach to examining potential risks and liabilities within the supply chain in regards to human rights violations, human trafficking or other abuses, can not only save a company from financial or legal liabilities, but also help it avoid irreversible reputational damage.
A single application may have hundreds of thousands of vulnerabilities. Increasingly, cybercriminals are targeting people just as much if not more than the systems that underlie an infrastructure, which is why the trusted insider conundrum is exacting renewed attention. In most instances, they represent a cheaper and more accessible conduit to achieve one’s objective. What’s to be done?
As in-person engagement has slowed or ceased because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has shifted and security professionals still have ways of engaging, networking, advancing their security careers, and maintaining their professional reputations—virtually or as a hybrid. Here’s how.