Five ways security data gives the green light for ESG success

As social responsibility becomes increasingly important to potential investors, clients and employees, more organizations are turning their attention to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues like sustainability, carbon footprint, company culture and leadership transparency. Here’s a little-known secret though: when it comes to achieving better ESG outcomes, security and its wealth of data are often the unsung heroes.

Let’s explore the top-five ways security data can help your company reach its ESG goals:  

1. Increasing environmental stewardship

To aid in sustainability efforts, organizations can use security data to monitor and track their energy consumption, water usage, and other environmental impacts. Our Workspace Intelligence solution also helps companies make the most of their space by monitoring building health, tracking utilization, occupancy and capacity, and optimizing workspaces. All these insights empower companies to take important steps in reducing their environmental resource usage.

And let’s not forget about those clunky ID badges: time to swap them out for mobile ones! Mobile credentialing reduces plastic waste and minimizes the carbon footprint associated with printing and distributing physical badges – while also being more convenient and secure for employees. See how our new Alert Enterprise Mobile Credential product integrates with Apple Wallet to make virtual credentialing easier than ever. 

2. Streamlining your governance practices

Security data can be used to monitor, track and automate your company’s governance practices, including its compliance with laws and regulations. By identifying areas for improvement and implementing automated software controls, companies can move toward continuous compliance and reduce their risk of regulatory penalties. Our Identity Access Management and Governance platform makes auditing a breeze, amplifies and automates security processes – and empowers you to make well-informed, data-driven decisions about your organization.

3. Overseeing all aspects of your supply chain 

When it comes to supply chain management, visibility is crucial. By using security data to monitor and track suppliers and partners, organizations can meet industry standards and regulations – and ensure that they are not inadvertently supporting unethical or unsustainable practices in their supply chain. Security data also helps mitigate the costly risks of a physical attack or manufacturing loss, which far outweigh the expense of security convergence. 

Our CSO Mark Weatherford spoke about the power of visibility in the supply chain through convergence at the 2021 RSA Conference. “It’s important to have a common operating system,” he said. “Convergence has a profound effect. 

“If you don’t have convergence if the CISO doesn’t talk to the CIO who doesn’t talk to the CEO what happens when an incident happens? Do you send the guy with the gun, the guy with the wrench or the guy with the computer skills?”

4. Managing and mitigating incidents 

Threats are becoming more complex, and attackers are getting smarter; and to keep both your employees’ and customers’ trust, your security posture should follow suit. AI and ML-powered Threat Detection Security (like our Intelligence platform) can sense and quickly respond to incidents, including data breaches and physical security breaches. This helps companies minimize the damage caused by these incidents while reducing their risk of reputational damage. 

5. Keeping employees safe

In today’s environment, 24/7 access is a thing of the past. To keep your team safe, your approach must shift from all-the-time to real-time. Security data enables organizations to track employees’ access to the company facilities, ensuring they are only entering authorized areas at the right time and reducing the risk of potential accidents and safety breaches. Learn how our Policy-Based Access Control solution can help you automate and control access (down to the individual shift level). 

Next step: meeting your organization’s ESG goals

Through security data, companies can identify areas for improvement and take tangible steps to become more sustainable, responsible and compliant. So, don’t overlook the power of security data in your ESG journey; it may just be the green light you need to reach your goals. But if you’re still stuck at a red light, we can help get you going. Reach out to learn about how our suite of cyber-physical security solutions can help with ESG initiatives at your organization. 

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.