PRO Barrier Engineer Rich Lawrence provides a PDF copy of the Spring, 2017 issue of Security Director, published by ASIS International’s New York City chapter. Get caught up on how New York is meeting its security needs – a comprehensive run-through.
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We trust that President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity will have the result with federal agencies the President wants, and the nation needs. For, as SecurityInfoWatch reports, “more than 190 federal agencies who previously all have been running disparate cybersecurity programs will have the opportunity to create a unified framework that will not only help […]
If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of the security measures you’ve taken at your workplace – and you should have, actually – consider hiring or retaining penetration testers – or “pentesters” for short. That’s the advice of SecurityInfoWatch in a post, “Inside the Mind of Hackers”. This holds for both perimeter and digital […]
With cybersecurity at heightened levels of awareness, we’ve reached a point at which we can note the emerging discipline of “ethical hacking.” Ethical hacking? Well, now you can pay to determine if you’re being intruded upon on the Web. Paul Ridgewell on Naked Security reports on “white hat” contractors, “a somewhat shady-sounding occupation that uses […]
Discussion continues on the nature of the wall to be built along the U.S.–Mexican border, and retired Marine General John Kelly, the new Homeland Security secretary, will have to sort it all out, in consultation, we presume, with President Trump. Not everybody wants a dense, solid barrier. Government Security News reports that “Border Patrol agents […]
Time out to provide a sense of the people/cyber security setting overall, courtesy of Security Magazine. The “insider challenge” is getting ever worse. Insider threats and corporate cyber espionage are survey–certified top security challenges for 2017. “All too often,” says Security Magazine, “enterprise security departments are not involved in the acquisition of human resources (contract, […]
On Security InfoWatch, Brian Stafford joins the discussion on closing the web security gap: Sounds good, but “While the idea of a sound security culture sounds promising, it can be extremely daunting to effectively implement and enforce. Part of the challenge involves achieving consistency across organizations and individual business lines.” Does that mean the scammers […]
Continuing its outreach to security industry partners, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held a Strategic Industry Conversation event earlier this month “to discuss program topics that span multiple DHS Offices and Components and impact the DHS Unity of Effort initiative.” Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer, blogs about the the DHS/industry partnership on the […]
Polling has its limits in accurate findings, but it’s worth considering the difference between workers and managers/supervisors on how ready employees are to handle an emergency. Government Security News advises that, “according to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including […]
Security often requires partnership, and it’s refreshing to see a labor-management partnership taking shape at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that should enhance the safety of air travelers. Government Security News reports on a “groundbreaking partnership” between LAX and the Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West “to train front-line airport service workers to respond […]