Domestic critical infrastructure is arguably now more at risk than at any point in living memory, and certainly in a peacetime context. As a consequence of the pandemic, there have been multiple attacks on electricity grids, water systems and energy organizations, election locations, and newly distributed enterprises. What is the best way to go about protecting what is at risk?
This article discusses extremism in the United States as we close out 2020 and look to 2021. Security professionals can educate themselves on what extremist groups are out there and where the risks lie.
Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., named Keith Butler as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer. He is currently senior vice president, global risk management and insurance, chief risk officer and acting chief ethics and compliance officer. The company also named new leaders in the critical areas of corporate security, risk management and ethics and compliance.
The larger and more well-known the business corporations are, the more they attract attention and are a target when an outburst of rage occurs. What is enterprise security's role in riots and looting and how can they mitigate these risks and react when an event does occur?
Veterans have a lot of offer potential security roles and bring many intangibles to the table. Here are some tips that may help guide the hiring conversation and help envision where a veteran can help your company.
Starting on November 16, 2020 the Maryland Innovation Institute (MISI) and its DreamPort Program and sponsor U.S. Cyber Command will hold a cyber exercise designed to highlight the importance of control systems' cybersecurity and critical infrastructure cybersecurity. The event, Hack the Building 2020, will have more than 45 offensive and defensive teams from industry, academia, civilian agencies and the Department of Defense participating to disrupt or take over a connected building.
Potentially disruptive, and possibly violent, protests are likely in multiple U.S. cities amid the presidential election slated for today regardless of the outcome, according to WorldAware, a GardaWorld company. Due to the complexity of the electoral system and the consequences of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it is highly likely that the winner of the election will not be legally recognized on election night and that major protests by activists supportive of both major parties will occur for an indeterminate period, with the possibility of clashes, arson, looting, and other violence, reaching unprecedented levels, says WorldAware.
Besides civil unrest and other physical security threats, the 2020 election also faces significant digital threats that could wreck havoc on U.S. election infrastructure and the legitimacy of the results.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Center for Partnerships & Innovation announced the release of the Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise Guide and Public Utility Commission Participation in GridEx V: A Case Study. These new publications highlight the need for public utility commissions and utilities to coordinate on cybersecurity preparedness efforts.
ON DEMAND: New security technologies and services are often presented to security professionals within electrical utilities as a response to a perceived threat or risk, but end users can be unsure what solutions are appropriate or most effective for our specific needs. Enterprise physical security leaders are expected to make the right decisions in selecting and implementing security mitigations and controls that provide the best return on investment (ROI) and provide the appropriate level of security at their electrical utility sites.