When I look back at the most significant changes in the security industry over the past several decades, two trends stand out: the rise in public and corporate awareness of security as a retail service to be consumed, and the growing sophistication of some institutional consumers of security services.
A direct relationship exists between how quickly a business can identify and contain a security incident and the financial consequences. On average, the time to identify and the time to contain a threat are 229 and 82 days, respectively — alarmingly lengthy spans of time.
Canadian Security is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. We asked several security professionals to submit their thoughts on the industry and reflect on 40 years of change. In each issue of Canadian Security magazine, we will feature a new columnist. Second is Roger Miller, president of Northeastern Protection Service.
With 2017 now behind us, many CIOs are looking ahead. They’re grappling with big questions but the No. 1 priority should be cybersecurity.
Canadian Security is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. We asked several security professionals to submit their thoughts on the industry and reflect on 40 years of change. In each issue of Canadian Security magazine, we will feature a new columnist. First is Jason Caissie, vice-president of operations for The Profile Group and a past chair of the ASIS Toronto chapter.
Enterprises are able to collect more data than ever before, but without an efficient way to manage and secure that data across the enterprise, whether it resides on physical and virtual servers, multiple Cloud providers, applications or endpoints, they will never be able to realize the full benefits of a truly data-driven and secure business. Security needs to be built into the data management platform from an end user’s computer to backup storage, regardless of whether it resides on-premise or in a private, public or hybrid Cloud.
From an outsider's perspective, in order to become an International Close Protection Operative it should be pretty straight forward, right? They just have to be big, no-necked, muscle-bound and be able to jostle their way through the swathes of people in a crowd with their Principal, yes?
With each passing day, more and more consumers are making the switch to online shopping. And why wouldn’t they? It’s quick, reliable and easy. As a consumer, you can have nearly any item you can imagine delivered to your door (in some cases same day) without ever having to leave the house.
According to the FBI, ransomware attacks grew by more than 300 per cent in 2016. Its overwhelming effectiveness has made it an attack method of choice for cyber criminals and its continual evolution is what helps its variants evade the security defences working to detect them.
The new amendments of the Digital Privacy Act (DPA) will require businesses to disclose cyber-attacks to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, or face the prospect of hefty fines. Organizations need to take decisive action to secure their networks and gain full network visibility before the legislation comes into effect.
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