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Security Executive Council Welcomes Five New Security Experts

The Security Executive Council (SEC) is proud to welcome Tom Bello, Coral Gehring, Matthew Giese, Bill, King, and Tom Mahlik to its faculty of esteemed security experts.
Security Executive Council

D’Addario Recognized as Protective Intelligence Thought Leader

The Security Executive Council congratulates Emeritus Faculty of Strategic Innovation Francis D’Addario for being recognized as a Thought Leader in the inaugural Protective Intelligence Honors from Ontic’s Center for Protective Intelligence. Ontic is an SEC Solution Innovations Partner.
The Security Executive Council

Global companies embrace ERM following COVID-19: Aon

COVID-19 will mean businesses must reprioritize risk and look at new risk management strategies going forward.
Business Insurance

CEOs Will Be Personally Liable for Cyber-Physical Security Incidents by 2024

Gartner predicts that the financial impact of attacks against Cyber-Physical Systems will will reach $50 billion by 2023 in compensation, regulatory fines, and reputation loss, and liability for CPS attacks will extend to 75% of CEOs by 2024.

CRL Report Identifies Ecological Disruption as the 21st Century’s Most Underappreciated Security Threat

The Converging Risks Lab of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR) released a landmark report today, The Security Threat That Binds Us, that identifies ecological disruption as a major and underappreciated security threat and calls on the United States to reboot its national security architecture and doctrine to better respond to this evolving threat landscape.
Council on Strategic Risks

Business associates were largely to blame for 2020 (HHS) breaches

A new report shows that almost three-quarters of the breaches reported to HHS in the last six months of 2020 were tied to third-party business associates.
Healthcare IT News

A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say

"We want to make sure that everyone realizes these kind of bad actors are out there. It's happening," Oldmar mayor Eric Seidel said in a press conference. "So really take a hard look at what you have in place."

How to Set Up an Ethics Advisory Board

In the face of an ever-growing array of ethical dilemmas, many organizations may benefit from establishing an Ethics Advisory Board, or EAB. While EABs are still a new concept (and they don’t always work out), they can provide very real value, offering crucial perspectives from diverse, external stakeholders on ethically fraught decisions pertaining to anything from a new product launch to a pandemic response plan.
Harvard Business Review

Companies Examine Capitol Riot for Security Lessons

“If I’m a CEO today, I’d better have my corporate security officer in my office,” said Mark Beasley, director of the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University, which examines corporate risk strategies.
The Wall Street Journal

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2021

The world in 2021 will be haunted by the legacies of 2020: an ongoing pandemic, an economic crisis, Donald Trump’s divisive presidency—and new threats emanating from wars and climate change.
Foreign Policy

Top Risks for 2021

Just as 2020 was overwhelmingly about healthcare responses to Covid-19 (and how much many governments got wrong), 2021 will overwhelmingly be about economic responses to Covid-19's lingering symptoms and scar tissue (debt burdens and misaligned politics).
Eurasia Group

Why Nashville Bomb Investigators Feared Copycat Attacks by 5G Conspiracists

"We assess conspiracy theories linking the spread of COVID-19 to the expansion of the 5G cellular network are inciting attacks against the communications infrastructure," the DHS Counterterrorism Mission Center reported in a "for official use only" report on May 13, predicting that such threats "probably will increase as the disease continues to spread, including calls for violence against telecommunications workers."

How to use publicly available information to support enterprise security

Searching for relevant data across the open and dark webs requires investments in tools as well as training.
Security Magazine

Why the US government hack is literally keeping security experts awake at night

Security experts say this is merely the beginning. In the coming days, we may learn that many more companies and agencies have been compromised than we initially suspected. And we still don't know what information may have been lost or stolen.