The security industry is changing, as is the profile of a successful security executive. Maintaining the status quo is no longer an option, and ignorance of risks is no longer an excuse for not mitigating them. This topic in Security features game-changing security directors or industry leaders in different sectors. So who is breaking new ground in the security industry, making great strides forward in risk management while better supporting the enterprise as a whole? If you know someone (or are someone) who fits this bill – let us know! Send your recommendations and suggestions for future Profiles in Excellence to Security Associate Editor Maria Henriquez at email@example.com.
Independent research conducted by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and sponsored by HP Inc. found a 100% risein ‘significant’ nation state incidents between 2017-2020. Analysis of over 200 cybersecurity incidents associated with nation state activity since 2009 also shows the enterprise is now the most common target (35%), followed by cyberdefense (25%), media and communications (14%), government bodies and regulators (12%), and critical infrastructure (10%).
Group-IB, a threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, discovered that user data of the Swarmshop card shop have been leaked online on March 17, 2021. The database was posted on a different underground forum and contained 12,344 records of the card shop admins, sellers and buyers including their nicknames, hashed passwords, contact details, history of activity, and current balance.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in partnership with Perpetuity Research has opened up a study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline Security Officers (sometimes referred to as security guards).
Since January, conditions across the U.S. have been running warmer and wetter than normal. The nation also recorded its first billion-dollar weather and climate disaster of 2021 — the deadly deep freeze that enveloped much of the central U.S. in February — and two tornado outbreaks in late March.
In the United States, February is often considered the last peak month of flu season. We are all accustomed to the unpleasant coughing fits and runny noses that accompany winter’s chill. However, in a turn of events, the common flu has been relatively uncommon across the country this winter. Instead, we continue to deal with the fallout from the far more contagious—and far less forgiving—SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Meet Jeremy Leasher, Security Solutions Architect at Axellio. Leasher believes the IT security industry is undergoing a serious skills crisis, threatening to undermine the security of commercial and government organizations. Here, we talk to Leasher about the best approach to solving this skills crisis.
A new CISCO Talos Intelligence report explores how cybercriminals are increasingly abusing the communications platforms that many organizations use to facilitate employee communications. According to the report, communication platforms have allowed attackers to circumvent perimeter security controls and maximize infection capabilities. Over the past year, adversaries are increasingly relying on these platforms as part of the infection process.
ON DEMAND: Join our subject matter experts as they explore how the right systems can help identify, analyze and report potential incidents and help building owners sustain compliance and create safer spaces.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will guide you through how VMS can optimize your security operations at the enterprise level and examine how Valerus, Vicon’s ONVIF-compliant, full-featured solution can improve security response times via AI-driven analytics as well as expedite forensic searches and investigations.
On Demand: This interactive crisis sim webinar is inspired by the real-life events of SUNBURST. In this scenario, you’ll focus on making decisions that balance the risks to your organization based on available facts.
How can you advance your career in the security industry with the skills and competencies necessary to benefit your organization? What will the security executive and the security function of the future look like? Join us as we hear from veterans in the security industry about their experiences, their lessons learned, and best practices for advancing their careers. Read More
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