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.
Even if you are not mandated to adhere to any particular regulations, it still makes sense for your business to be proactive in managing risk. All frameworks include guidance for good cybersecurity hygiene, such as effective inventory and asset management, contingency planning, personnel security, system access control, and staff awareness and training, to list a few. To prepare for the aftermath of a cyber incident, frameworks provide incident response guidelines you can follow to recover and try to limit the damage. Establishing a framework can not only help your organization follow best practices but also bring rigorous cyber discipline to your organization.
It seems that every day there’s a new story about a security lapse, emergency lockdown, or violent act taking place at a school somewhere in the United States. Today it’s simply inexcusable not to have adequate security measures in place—regardless of how safe you think your community may be. In School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program, Second Edition, Paul Timm, board-certified Physical Security Professional, nationally acclaimed expert in school security, and recipient of Security magazine's 2020 Most Influential People in Security, explains how to make your institution a safer place to learn with easy-to-follow steps.
The healthcare organization based in Washington state has begun a journey of unifying its video surveillance and access control under one platform, yielding better situational awareness, streamlining investigations and providing an additional level of safety and security to staff and patients alike.
MultiCare Health System based in Washington State has begun a journey of unifying its video surveillance management and access control under one platform, yielding better situational awareness, streamlining investigations and providing an additional level of safety and security to staff and patients alike.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) released its 2021 Mental Health and Emergency Response Survey results. The findings show that Americans are concerned about mental health generally and want to see first responders, including 9-1-1 call takers, police, EMS and fire fighters, improve emergency response involving mental health crises.
U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order (EO) to improve the cybersecurity of the U.S. As the U.S. faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately people’s security and privacy, the EO seeks to improve efforts to identify, deter, protect against, detect, and respond to these actions and actors. Specifically, the EO will:
Noted security expert Mathy Vanhoef recently discovered a Wi-Fi security vulnerability, that if exploited, it would allow an attacker within radio range to steal user information or attack devices. The security vulnerability, known as FragAttacks - fragmentation and aggregation attacks - are design flaws in the Wi-Fi standard and therefore affects most devices. In addition, Vanhoef discovered several other vulnerabilities that are caused by widespread programming mistakes in Wi-Fi products.
For many years, the focus on securing OT environments has been on the imminent danger of a cyberattack upon critical infrastructure, in other words, SCADA/ICS attacks. Most of the concern has been on nation state actors like China, North Korean, Iran and Russia directly attacking and destroying our infrastructure.
Just like about everything else in the world, the loss prevention/asset protection space has been hugely affected by the pandemic and the “traditional” threat landscape for security professionals in this area has evolved over the past year and half. Let’s take a look at pain points, best practices and COVID-19’s impact on loss prevention.
An email entered into court this week in Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple shows that Apple managers uncovered 2,500 malicious apps had been downloaded a total of 203 million times by 128 million users in 2015. Evidence shows Apple managers chose to not disclose this security incident.
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
Protecting employees from potential exposure could be a daunting task, but with the right property technology, your office space can become an interactive and responsive asset that helps you ensure new health protocol compliance. Read More
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