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.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged six computer hackers, all of whom were residents and nationals of the Russian Federation (Russia) and officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), a military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. The group is believed to be part of one of Russia's most elite and secretive hacking groups, known as Sandworm.
But at many businesses, the company security posture hasn’t kept pace with the volume of data flowing to and from multiple SaaS vendors. It’s an urgent issue in an environment where endpoints are proliferating and hacking techniques are getting more sophisticated. That’s why it’s never been more urgent to upgrade the security posture and reduce the risks associated with SaaS solutions.
Security professionals responsible for people screening at outdoor venues, theme parks, warehouse/logistics centers, schools, museums, houses of worship and other public places, all agree on one thing — there will be no going back to the old invasive, analog methods of security screening such as metal detectors, wands and pat downs. The future of people screening must be touchless and digital in order to deal with the realities of today’s threats from weapons and viruses, while preparing for those that will come our way in the future. Meet Peter George, Chief Executive Officer, Evolv Technology, who believes that physical security is where cybersecurity was more than 15 years ago and is now entering a similar transition.
The National Security Agency (NSA) announced the release of SkillTree, an internally-developed open source solution for gamifying user training.
SkillTree provides a systematic and interactive way to promote user proficiency of an existing application. The service is based on industry best practices using gamification to provide awareness of tool features, promote best practices, and document user progression and expertise. By reducing an application’s training curve, SkillTree reduces traditional comprehensive training costs while providing a more enjoyable experience for the user.
Proactive cybersecurity programs include comprehensive activities that involve not only the IT and security teams, but also the CEO and boards of directors. Examples of key proactive activities include identifying risk tolerance, defining governance structures, and developing comprehensive security strategies. Throughout this article, we will review key domains where organizations can proactively fortify their cybersecurity measures. COVID-19 has increased threat activity and created unique changes — and increased risk — in IT environments. Now is the time to review some “quick hit” areas where you can bolster your cybersecurity and execute your winning strategy.
Purdue University is offering new cybersecurity short courses in social engineering and digital forensics as part of a growing suite of offerings through the Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Cyber Education Network Training Resources (CENTR).
In a new report of survey results, nearly a quarter of businesses felt natural disaster preparations helped them address COVID-19. They tended to find preparations of broad applicability during natural disasters, such as telework readiness, more useful than hazard-specific measures. The survey also identified areas of hardship for businesses, including uncertainty and a lack of guidance and resources.
The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the fifth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools, which offers the most comprehensive information available on nationwide best practices specifically for securing school facilities, from subject matter experts across the education, public safety and industry sectors.
The Department of Defense and the National Security Agency announced the kickoff of a new workforce development program that redefines the academic path to a successful career in cybersecurity. Through a collaboration with NSA’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) Program Management Office and Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Industrial Policy, Small Business Program’s (OSBP) and Mentor Protégé Program (MPP) students graduate “job ready”, armed with the knowledge, skills and training necessary for a successful career in cybersecurity.
ON DEMAND: From extreme weather to cyberattacks to workplace violence, every organization will experience at least one, if not multiple, critical events per year. And in today’s interconnected digital and physical world, the cascading safety, brand, and revenue impacts of critical events are more severe. Organizations need to be prepared through a unified and rapid response to these events.
ON DEMAND: The current novel coronavirus (2019nCov) outbreak has been spreading across the globe infecting thousands of people in dozens of countries. This has created anxiety around the globe, affected company supply chains and caused The World Health Organization to enact the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) designation for only the sixth time since 2005.
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.
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. Read More
This month in Security magazine, we explore how Corning's global security group ensured business continuity and employee safety during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Also, we highlight the global security team at Uber and their recent security programs and initiatives. Industry experts discuss travel safety programs, career hackers, working for terrible bosses, group attribution error and more.