Security leaders must walk a fine line between protecting their organizations and keeping the C-suite happy; often, this means operating on a tight budget. However, with the dramatic changes in the security marketplace, meeting your business’ security needs while remaining cost-neutral is possible. You just need to get the proper buy-in for the proposal.
Security leaders are now facing an ever-evolving threat landscape, and it’s not always clear how best to address newer security concerns. Historically, it was easier to think of physical and cyber security as separate components in an organization’s overall security stance. However, security technology has undergone dramatic change over the last 20 years, and more and more solutions require integration to function properly, often widening the attack surface that cybercriminals can use to get at your sensitive information.
Active shooter and other workplace violence incidents vary by environment, motive and perpetrators, but there are common threads that can be used to create a solid safety program and employee training. Although it can be difficult to engage employees in such training, it is essential to empower the workforce to prevent and respond to critical incidents.