Three Tips for Reducing the Potential for Security Breaches

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Reducing the Potential for Security Breaches
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A Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Emblez Longoria plays a vital role in managing risk as a senior security consultant at Verizon Communications. Emblez Longoria reduces loss by implementing measures that reduce the potential for employee misconduct, acts of sabotage, and security breaches.

Those measures include the following:

1. While experience in the information technology sector is useful, a company should consider establishing relationships with colleges to train the next generation of security experts. Creating internship and training programs for new professionals is an opportunity to groom young employees to handle future responsibilities.

2. In addition to data-loss-prevention technologies, an employer should invest in a system monitoring program that evaluates insider behavior. In doing so, a company can create rules to block content from leaving internal networks.

3. Instead of conducting vulnerability assessments once a quarter, a business should perform them once a week. This alerts management about potential internal and external network breaches, so they can take precautionary measures to reduce the risk sooner.

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Emblez Longoria

A Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP), Emblez Longoria claims more than two decades of experience in the security field. In 1988, Mr. Longoria enlisted with the New Jersey State Police, working his way up to Senior Trooper before retiring in 2003. In this role, Mr. Longoria served as an advanced crash investigator, a crime- and loss-prevention officer, and undercover agent, in addition to handling complex cases. He also was named a Squad Leader, supervising eight other officers. From 2002 to 2008, Emblez Longoria acted as a Certification Board Member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Crime and Loss Prevention Council of ASIS International. While with the council, Mr. Longoria established a number of committees tasked with outlining security guidelines and best practices, among other contributions. In 2004, Mr. Longoria joined Verizon Communications Inc. as a Senior Security Consultant. He now assists with the protection of corporate assets and participates in a number of special security projects. Emblez Longoria graduated summa cum laude from Rosemont College with a Bachelor's degree in Management in 2003 and expects to receive his Master’s degree in Management in December 2011. An outdoorsman, Emblez Longoria enjoys backpacking, hiking, hunting, and fishing in his leisure time. He also frequently tests and reviews outdoor equipment. Mr. Longoria resides in Pennsylvania. Mr. Longoria has supported a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries International, Inc., and The Hunger Project.

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