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SM Online September 2015


A study conducted by the ASIS International Crisis Management and Business Continuity Council found that security professionals around the world are using social media for emergency communications, to engage key stakeholders, and more. However, most security professionals believe that social media should be operated under strict controls in order for it to be effective. Also revealed in the results is a hesitancy to completely adopt or rely on social media for emergency communications. An executive summary of the report, titled Social Media Is Transforming Crisis Management, is available on the Security Management website. ​


A recent report from the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at Australian National University finds that in 2014, an estimated 16,372 nuclear warheads remained among nine nuclear-armed states. More than 14,000 of them are controlled by Russia and the United States.​


As many as 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs may be vacant by 2020, according to the 2015 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, which surveyed thousands of information security professionals regarding pay scales, skills gaps, training requirements, corporate hiring practices, and more. ​


Human error is most often to blame for corporate cybersecurity breaches, according to BakerHostetler-Data-Security-Incident-Response-Report-2015.pdf. The report examined the types of attacks that corporations are most vulnerable to and found that phishing and spear-phishing are the predominant attack methods used by hackers. 


Connecticut’s Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision​ to nix insurance coverage for losses arising from an incident that exposed IBM employees’ sensitive information when a cart containing computer tapes fell out of a van.


Andrews International is a private security service that serves the Hollywood Business Improvement District (BID) and the Sunset/Vine BID. Read about the company’s work in an article published exclusively in the September Security Management app, and learn more about BIDs and how they’re designed to provide special services to the city of Los Angeles in BIDS 101: A Quick Guide to Business Improvement Districts.