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Category: Session Spotlights

A Zero Trust Approach to Information Security

A Zero Trust Approach to Information Security

By Christopher Frenz With the pandemic ransomware attacks of both WannaCry and NotPetya devastating companies around the globe, ransomware was a prominent headline in 2017. It’s estimated that in 2017, companies recovering from these and other ransomware attacks incurred $5 billion in damages. One of...

Managing a Global Workforce in a Crisis

Managing a Global Workforce in a Crisis

By Tim Crockett  In today’s world, the health and well-being of your employees across the globe is an increasingly important focus. In the face of terrorist threats, natural disasters and health epidemics, the increasing duty of care obligation for employers is undeniable. The question...

Career Opportunities in Security Management

Career Opportunities in Security Management

By Ron Martin, CPP  It is important to note that security is a business function, not a subset or spin-off of the criminal justice system. Therefore, security management is a distinct field of academic study, separate and apart from criminal justice. Entrants to the...

Cryptocurrency Security Challenges

Cryptocurrency Security Challenges

By Brent Barker  Criminals are early adopters of new technology. They use it to create new crimes and improve old crimes. Law enforcement and the laws are always playing catch-up. This is especially true for cryptocurrencies. In 2017 the value of cryptocurrencies exploded. At...

Medical Cannabis Security: From Seed to Sale

Medical Cannabis Security: From Seed to Sale

By Tim Sutton, CPP In more states than not and in an increasing number of countries around the world, medical cannabis security has become a unique new challenge. In the U.S., twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing medical cannabis. Cultivation,...

Business Continuity for the Aftermath of an Active Shooter Incident

Business Continuity for the Aftermath of an Active Shooter Incident

By Hector Sanchez, MBA; CPP, PCI, PSP Here we are just over 151 days into 2018 and we already have “473” injured and ”202” killed in active shooter incidents with over 7 months remaining in 2018. There are many reasons why such horrible incidents take...

Managing Cyber Extortion Crises

Managing Cyber Extortion Crises

To be presented by: Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI & Erik de Vries, CPP Managing a crisis is always a challenge. But managing a crisis about something that is completely out of your comfort zone can be even more challenging. This is more and more...

The Dark Web: Protecting Brand, Reputation, and Assets

The Dark Web: Protecting Brand, Reputation, and Assets

What makes the dark web? By Cynthia Hetherington, The Hetherington Group  The Dark Web, or darknet, is classified as a small portion of the World Wide Web that has been intentionally hidden and is inaccessible through standard web browsers. There is no “darknet Google.”...

3 Myths and Tips of Campus Security (Education & Houses of Worship)

3 Myths and Tips of Campus Security (Education & Houses of Worship)

by Garret Macrine 3 myths of campus security for educational institutions and houses of worship 1. “A security guard or officers on campus will give the atmosphere of a prison or make people feel like they are under siege.” 2. “Schools and places of worship...

Top 5 Issues for Campus Security (Education & Houses of Worship)

Top 5 Issues for Campus Security (Education & Houses of Worship)

by Garret Macrine 1. These institutions want to operate on an “open campus” platform in an effort to foster an atmosphere of invitation to newcomers, welcoming guests and acceptance. In parallel they open them selves up to vulnerabilities from bad actors who look for soft...