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Risk Management and Black Swan Events

Because of advanced computing and other emerging technologies, there are Black Swan events we can plan for, and help contain through risk management. While there are many scenarios. There are three categories that I believe we should apply risk management principles to including; 1) threats to the energy grid and critical infrastructure, 2) bio-terrorism and pandemics, and 3) the potential of malevolent artificial intelligence.

The Science Security Threat

At gathering of university research officers, federal agency officials document foreign governments' efforts to persuade scientists to engage in academic espionage.
Inside Higher Ed

SEC Poll Identifies Challenges for Security Departments

The Security Leadership Research Institute, the SEC’s research arm, is asking security practitioners to share their expertise by helping to identify the challenges in their organizations. This input will help the SLRI target their resources at the concerns that are most pressing for security leaders.
Security Executive Council

Have we become too paranoid about mass shootings?

The author's research has shown a big discrepancy between the actual threat of mass shootings and the way the public perceives that threat. In other words, people think mass shootings are far more common than they are.
The Conversation

Often Missed Key Strategies That Can Undermine Your Program and Career

Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the SEC, introduces OPaL+ and how you can apply it to avoid the things that undermine your plans.
The Security Executive Council

Fresh Privacy Legislation Would Jail CEOs for Violations

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation aimed at strengthening people's privacy rights. Wyden says his bill will "bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people's data privacy, including larger fines and potential jail time for CEOs."
Bank InfoSecurity

The increasing overlap between loss prevention and tech teams

It is paramount that LP teams work in tandem with their company’s technology teams to stay ahead.
National Retail Federation

Don’t Overlook LinkedIn as a Corporate Security Risk

What are the main risks corporate security professionals need to be watching for as we use LinkedIn?
Security Magazine

New Series Explores Security Leadership Success Factors

This free series explores factors that influence success in security leadership, drawing on the experience of current and former security executives, backed by research findings from the SEC’s Security Leadership Research Institute.
Security Executive Council

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

Surveillance, communication and cybersecurity are essential ingredients for a safe learning environment.
Ed Tech Magazine

In Countering a Creative Security Threat, Anticipation Is Key

Because criminals, militants, spies and the like are ever resourceful, security personnel must overcome some of their traditional inflexibility in addressing threats to their companies.

The CEOs of nearly 200 companies just said shareholder value is no longer their main objective

The Business Roundtable, a group of chief executive officers from major U.S. corporations, issued a statement with a new definition of the “purpose of a corporation” that drops the notion that corporations function first and foremost to serve their shareholders and maximize profits. Rather, investing in employees, delivering value to customers, dealing ethically with suppliers and supporting outside communities are now at the forefront of American business goals.

Capital One Breach Highlights Dangers of Insider Threats

Experts say the incident shows how, as more information is stored in the cloud, staff trained in how to use these systems could become a threat to other companies.
The Wall Street Journal

Walmart Workers’ New Security Threat Is Active Shooters, Not Shoplifters

How Walmart is responding in the wake of the El Paso shooting.
The Wall Street Journal

New Series of Free Corporate Security Videos Available

The Security Executive Council has released of a series of free security resources covering a variety of topics, from critical incident response, to executive protection, to defining the cost of security.
Security Executive Council

Calculate the Real Cost of Catastrophe

It’s indisputably cost-effective for an organization to invest in property risk improvement, starting with properties that are most at risk of a loss and most important to its profits.

International community unprepared to deal with catastrophic biological event

Tabletop by the Nuclear Threat Initiative uncovered major gaps in international coordination, information sharing, and attribution between health and security officials.

Security Seldom Involved in Certain Preparedness Exercises

A recent practitioner poll by the Security Executive Council found that security leaders are seldom participating in corporate drills and tabletops that deal with cyber incidents, supply chain disruptions, or civil disturbances.
Security Executive Council

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

In a 26-nation survey conducted in the spring of 2018, global warming is just one of many concerns
Pew Research Center