SM Online October 2014
Persuading Senior Management with Effective, Evaluated Security Metrics is a groundbreaking report from the ASIS Foundation Metrics Research Project. This comprehensive investigation into the development and implementation of security metrics results from an industry survey, in-depth interviews with security practitioners, and a review of the literature. The report introduces the Security Metrics Evaluation Tool and includes a library of metric descriptions and guidelines for using security metrics to make a business case with an emphasis on organizational risk and return on investment.
SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY
The Research Council of the ASIS Foundation has released the latest addition to its series of Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) reports, Situational Crime Prevention and Supply Chain Security. The report focuses on situational crime prevention in domestic and international supply chains. Harald Haelterman Ph.D., authored this reference guide on introducing a situational crime prevention program to a business environment.
TRENDS IN TERRORISM
A new report from the RAND Corporation finds that terrorist activity is increasing and becoming less centralized. Since 2010, more attacks have been perpetrated by al Qaeda and its affiliates, and there has been an increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist groups and fighters. A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists looks into the changes and the reasons behind them.
LOOKING BACK AT 9/11
Take a look back on the changes made during the last decade and where the terrorist threat stands today in Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report. Findings include concerns over the changing face of terrorism, a lack of cyber readiness, and fragmented oversight of national security programs.
SHORTAGE OF CYBERSECURITY PROS
A recent RAND report outlines the dearth of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. labor market and highlights what private and public organizations are doing to address the problem.