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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

New Bill From Elizabeth Warren Proposes Potential Jail Time for CEOs Over Massive Consumer Data Breaches

Warren’s proposal comes at a time of heated public debate over the perception that big corporations haven’t been held accountable for major breaches of consumers’ privacy and personal data.

Fake news can cause 'irreversible damage' to companies — and sink their stock price

Companies are hiring third-party firms to trawl social media to make sure fake news won’t dent their share price.
NBC News

Congress introduces bill to improve 'internet of things' security

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act wants to make sure the federal government isn't buying devices that can be easily hacked.

Study: Active Shooters Ranked as Top Organizational Threat, but Majority Lacking Necessary Safety Measures

The findings portray a corporate environment with heightened security awareness, which has not, however, translated into tangible preparedness efforts for the majority of organizations.

Don't Buy A Breach: Ten Cybersecurity Red Flags To Look For During M&A Due Diligence

The Marriott security breach is a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) object lesson and highlights the crucial role cybersecurity validation and audits must play during the due-diligence phase.

Georgetown launches think tank on security and emerging technology

One issue the center will study, Matheny said, is the extent to which the nation’s artificial intelligence workforce depends on foreign citizens and how immigration policy affects that workforce. Another: How can companies, universities and governments protect information from theft and misuse?
The Washington Post

Facebook uses its apps to track users it thinks could threaten employees and offices

An exploration of the tension between OSHA requirements to maintain a safe and secure workplace and Facebook using its own product to mine data for threats and locations of potentially dangerous individuals.