Smart cities, connected devices, digitized records, as well as smart cars and homes have become a new reality. While there are tremendous benefits of this technology, it is critical to understand how to use these cutting-edge innovations in safe and secure ways.
For Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, we spoke with Brian Harrell, Vice President of Security, Alert Enterprise and Former Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection for NERC, where he started the biennial GridEx testing program.
Intellectual Property (IP) driven industries significantly contribute to the U.S. economy and drive innovation, growth, and competition. Because of IP’s value, various actors—including individuals, criminal organizations, and nation-state competitors—exploit IP as a direct source of profit, to fund other illegal activity, or as a source of economic advantage. The FBI invests a significant amount of time collaborating with the private sector to address IP crime.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Infrastructure Security Division has established a strategic partnership approach to securing the nation’s critical infrastructure. Brian Harrell, the Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, discussed at GSX 2019 CISA’s specific collaborative efforts with industry and community partners, and how their organization helps secure critical infrastructure and civilians.
Like all accredited professional certification programs, ASIS requires individuals to keep current—by earning 60 continuing professional education (CPE) credits every three years, or the certification will expire. There are several ways to earn CPEs, flexible to suit your own unique schedule and needs.
Microsoft and Accenture recently conducted a pivotal Future of Physical Security: Extending Converged Digital Capabilities Across Logical & Physical Environments survey, and the results will challenge the security industry to embrace a new frontier of digital transformation as our society continues to evolve with the rapidly shifting technological landscape.
ASIS salutes these newly board-certified security practitioners