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How To Turn Compliance into a Competitive Business Advantage

Talking about compliance and competitive advantage in the same sentence can sound like a bit of an oxymoron, writes Andrew White, but as today’s security and risk management professionals face an ever more complex regulatory landscape, not only meeting compliance...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
Jonathan Schulten FSyI
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Jonathan Schulten FSyI appointed vice-chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has confirmed that Jonathan Schulten FSyI now takes on the additional responsibilities of vice-chairman. This follows on from Schulten’s long-standing senior vice-chairman’s role within the Institute’s voluntary Validation Board (a group of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Infonomics: Stating The Financial Case for Automated Security

What, exactly, is the value of the data held by your organisation and how does that value justify and inform your security spend? It’s a question that’s increasingly rising to the top of the practising Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) list, not to mention that of the Chief...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
Josh Lefkowitz
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Bringing Security Intelligence to the Board

Data breaches are costly. According to a recent study conducted by The Ponemon Institute, the average breach costs an organisation $3.86 million. A separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is...
Posted On 29 May 2019
James Burnell-Nugent
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The Role of the Board in Crisis Management

The Board of Directors is responsible for assuring business viability. A crisis event could call that into question. Andrew Griffin, a partner in Deloitte’s Crisis and Resilience practice, puts some key questions on this matter to Admiral Sir James Burnell-Nugent, formerly...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
Alan Calder
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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

International travel is commonplace in the world of business and tourism. Whether it be the desire to visit new commercial markets, current global operations or new locations, most of us will be bitten by the travel bug at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, many travellers...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
Louise McCree
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‘Mastery’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Purpose’: Motivation in the Private Security Industry

As Louise McCree correctly points out, security team members are responsible for continuing to keep the places we visit safe and secure. They’re required to remain vigilant and are accountable if a breach should occur. In addition, a number of security staff work long hours...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Why Today’s CEOs Must Pay Attention to Security Programmes

There are various questions CEOs should be asking their teams when it comes to cyber security. Some of them concentrate on how organisations are managing risks, the evolution of the budget and understanding the Top Five risks (or high-risk areas) within the business. Here, Rick...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
Chris Russell
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GDPR: The Compliance Countdown has Begun

New regulations governing how European organisations approach data security will be enshrined into law on 25 May, imposing a host of new data security obligations for businesses operating within the European Union (EU). Chris Russell explores the operational implications. The aim...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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