The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Strengthening Insider Threat Resilience with Cyber-Physical Integration

This article was also written in partnership with Josh Massey, Director of Enterprise Risk of The MITRE Corporation’s Enterprise Security Assurance department. As such, Mr. Massey is responsible for establishing, executing, supervising, and directing the implementation and oversight of MITRE’s insider threat program and strategic protection initiatives across MITRE’s six federally funded research and development…

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5 Best Practices to Successfully Connect Systems in Your Technology Ecosystem

Integrating technology-based security solutions with manned guarding has gained significant traction, encompassing a wide range of applications. These include situational awareness and threat intelligence platforms, risk mitigation planning, and remote video and alarm monitoring. Major events such as natural disasters, cyber threats, violent hate crimes, and pandemics have consistently acted as catalysts for technology adoption.…

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: The Unification of the CSO and CISO

Don’t be surprised by what can be accomplished when a CSO & CISO join forces to fight insider threats. How Do We Unify the Approach? So What Does a Collaborative Approach Look Like? Pre-Incident Indicators of Compromise The Common Insider Threat Investigation Scenario Context is Key Understanding the Bigger Picture Whether you are fighting anonymous…

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Cyber and Physical Security Must Validate Their Value in 2023

Manish Mehta shares with IFSEC Global the importance of communication and collaboration of both physical and cyber security teams for 2023.  This article was originally featured on IFSEC Global For corporate security teams and their budgets, 2023 is likely to be quite challenging. An unclear economic picture and proliferating threats will put greater pressure on…

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Cyber-Physical Convergence is Happening, But Not Fast Enough

Leaders should drive discussions about triggers that cause decision-making. When and how should analysts escalate an issue? When should the cybersecurity team check in with HR about an employee’s behavior? Answering these questions and putting processes in place to help will increase your ability to respond proactively to threats and create a common operating picture…

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Physical and Digital Executive Protection: Synchronizing Domains

Organizations of all sizes continue to face risks from multiple vectors in the digital and physical domains. These domains overlap, and for at least half a decade, organizations have quietly discussed ways to converge these functions. The lack of unification for physical and digital executive protection has real effects on a majority of companies. In…

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New Physical Security Tools, Information Overload, And The Big Picture For Corporate Teams

This article was originally featured on SecurityInformed.com Technology continues to transform the physical security industry, helping companies become more aware of the full spectrum of risks their organization faces. Our new survey provides strong evidence that the use of these tools is solving some problems, but their implementation may create new challenges. In our 2022…

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The Convergence of Physical Security and Cybersecurity – What Will It Take?

According to Ontic’s recently released 2022 State of Protective Intelligence Report, the convergence of physical and cybersecurity operations is an area of investment in 2022 for nearly half (48%) surveyed, and 37% are investing in the buildout/fusion of a cyber-physical Security Operation Center (SOC). Most agree (96%), including 59% who strongly agree, that cybersecurity and…

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Thinking Strategically About Protective Intelligence Programs

Whether you’re establishing a protective intelligence program from scratch, or re-evaluating the way your team’s resources are currently allocated, it may be helpful to step back from the day-to-day issues within your programs and think more strategically. In many organizations, security leaders are too busy fighting literal and figurative fires to consider how they might…

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Why the Insider Threat Will Motivate Cyber and Physical Teams to Collaborate More Than Ever in 2022

This article was originally featured in IFSEC Global The convergence of cyber and physical security functions reflects the increasing interplay of digital systems and the physical world, and the growing consensus that a gap in one realm leaves the other exposed. But silos between the two security functions continue to exist. In some cases, it’s…

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Study Finds Increase in Cybersecurity and Physical Security Attacks Against Executives

Cybersecurity and physical security to prevent executive attacks

In the art of protective and tactical intelligence, trends and analytics matter. Information and intelligence feed “living” threat assessments and should drive your cybersecurity and physical security strategy, coverages, and resources. Protection resources cannot be logically allocated to protect executives and companies without first understanding the holistic threat landscape. In the executive protection security space,…

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