In the constantly developing and increasingly competitive world of business, the continual development and advancement of new security technologies to ensure the security of both clients and executives are vital. With the stakes higher than ever and litany of security risks never ending, protecting executives is necessary to ensure they do not provide an easy gateway to core business assets, network and data access.
Cyware Situational Awareness Platform offers an Executive Protection feature designed to give an organization’s leadership the ability to immediately notify their security teams of an incident or emergency simply with a push of a button.
Now, Cyware has further enhanced this feature with location-detecting capabilities for security teams to pinpoint where the executive is in real-time on Google Maps. This internal feature is the cyber equivalent of 911 emergency number, allowing the executive to share their location with their Executive Protection group, provided the user has location services enabled.
An organization can also create multiple Executive Protection groups to dedicate location-based security teams to every business unit’s senior managers, leadership or key officials - depending on the level of security they require. This feature is particularly useful for organizations that have branches and key personnel in multiple countries across the globe.
How Does it Work?
For example, John Thomas is the chief information officer of a fictitious multinational finance firm named BlueChain Global Finances Inc. Thomas repeatedly receives pop-up alerts about a suspicious malware detected on his computer by his antivirus software programme. However, he seems to be able to access and use his computer without facing any issues or lag time. Without having to speak or use his email, Thomas can immediately notify his security team of a possible security threat.
If his locations services are enabled, his security team will be immediately notified within the alert that he is currently at BlueChain headquarters located in downtown Manhattan on Google Maps.
CSAP’s Executive Protection (EP) feature has now been enhanced to allow for multiple EP groups designed to support multiple players in a large multinational company.
An Executive Protection group may be dedicated to a certain management level within a corporate hierarchy, thus offering them the necessary level of cyber security protection they require. For instance, an EP dedicated to respond to a group of marketing managers will be separate from one that is dedicated to respond to the company’s Board members.
Since Thomas is a CIO in New York, USA, the organization can assign a dedicated in-house security team that will cater to any alerts he may issue. Similarly, other managers located in the company’s various other branches, cities or countries have their own EP groups that will not receive Thomas’ alerts. This prevents every EP group from receiving multiple alerts that may not be relevant to their team or region.
It also helps these security teams eliminate noise, streamline their focus and dedicate their attention towards a specific individual or group of personnel that may be exposed to elevated risk due to their employment, net worth, high-profile status or affiliations.
The addition of these features further enrich the emergency response process and communications for an organization, specifically regarding executive protection, thus making way for the best possible decisions, responses and outcomes.
Posted on: June 19, 2018