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Victor Goodman is appointed as President and CEO of INKAS® Security Services Ltd.

INKAS Group of Companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Victor Goodman as the new President and CEO of INKAS Security Services Ltd., effective immediately.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, ON, April 26, 2017 – David Khazanski, President, INKAS Group of Companies, announced today the appointment of Victor Goodman as President and CEO of INKAS Security Services Ltd. INKAS Security Services Ltd. is a Cash Management Solutions Company – offering a full cycle of security services to financial institutions, corporate and government organizations.

We are very pleased to have Victor join our global organization as we continue to drive innovation and transform the security industry. I am confident that Victor s wealth of experience in the security sector, as well as his track record of success in business development and M&A will accelerate the growth of the company for many years, said David Khazanski. The security industry is in need of evolution. By offering an intelligent alternative, INKAS can transform the traditional model that exists today . Victor joins INKAS as a goal oriented senior executive with extensive revenue growth achievements in premium brand organizations including Brookfield Asset Management, IBM Algorithmics, CIBC Wood Gundy and Brinks Inc. His proven track record of innovation and execution through a network of international financial services and corporate relationships has enabled him to transition challenged businesses to a highly profitable and dominant market share across multiple industry verticals. Victor holds an Economics Degree from the University of Toronto as well as various post graduate accreditations from Queens University and the London Business School. As well, Victor serves on various not-for-profit boards including the Matthew House a Refugee Claimant Program in collaboration with The Law Foundation of Ontario.

INKAS Group of Companies is in the business of protecting lives and valuables. It is proud of its integrated suite of armored vehicle manufacturing, cash management, environmental and point-of-sale products and services. Its innovative financial and security solutions have strengthened its customers overall profitability and as such, company s growth trend continues to escalate year over year. The company takes pride in our service offering and is constantly exceeding both industry standards & customer expectations. Specifically, INKAS Security Services Ltd. is a cash management solutions company. It fulfills the entire end-to-end value chain of security including its own: truck manufacturing and maintenance, technology innovation, and safe manufacturing. This model, in essence, allows it to control both quality and cost. As a result, the company can pass on this unique industry advantage to its customers with cost effective pricing, superior customer service and flexibility. Company s people its greatest asset – with their commitment to customer focus, safety, security and operational excellence. To attest to this, its customers have ranked INKAS as number one in service level achievement, against that of our largest competitors. INKAS knows that risk mitigation is a key focus for its customers. The company strives to understand the challenges its customers face by considering their specific requirements. As such, the integrated cash management solution has been designed in order to optimize ATM services, cash-in-transit, secure logistics, storage and cash processing.

In order to promote leadership in the industry, INKAS prides itself on being an innovative company. INKAS goal is to bake in a deep level of innovation with every product and service it provides. With research and development being a pivotal factor in its growth, it recognizes the importance of continuing to push the boundaries in order to further elevate INKAS as a brand founded on quality, sustainability and progress.

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New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. Changes to the Digital Identity Guidelines are managed by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology[1] (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. While NIST standards are not binding except on federal, non-military agencies the guidelines are frequently looked to by private-sector professionals as best practices for creating security policies for businesses and other organizations.

The full draft report[2] is available at NIST, but in an article[3] for VentureBeat.com, information security expert Slava Gomzin said the new rules call for relying less on frequent password changes and more on encouraging use of longer, irregular passwords.

1. End periodic password changes: It wasn t all that long ago that virtually every organization would prompt users to change their passwords every three months. But there s long been debate about whether such policies do more harm than good, since employees will often try to make those passwords too simple in an effort to make them easier to remember. Other times, users will write them down raising other security issues.

The new guidelines indicate that government experts have come down on the side of deeming frequent password changes as more trouble than they re worth not to mention less secure.

2. Dump rudimentary password complexity restriction: This is aimed at the basketball fan who loves Michael Jordan and regularly uses chicagobulls23 as their favorite password. Security software can impose complexity rules that require every password also have an upper-case letter and a symbol, for instance. But the government research found that changing the above Jordan fan s password to ChicagoBulls23! offers only a slight modicum of additional complexity and could actually provide a false sense of security.

3. Do stringent new password validation: Using this security feature, every password is compared against lists of overused or previously compromised passwords.

Users will be prevented from setting passwords like password, 12345678, etc., which hackers can easily guess, Gomzin wrote in the VentureBeat piece.

In a world of ideal password security, administrators should aim to set validation criteria to require long, random and complicated expressions.

Serious passwords these days are long — think 16 characters or more — and have a pattern that is not likely to be guessed even by the cleverest of tools, according to an article[4] in Computerworld.com.

A truly strong password, that piece suggests, looks something like: j0MxmoNnEUg9JIflizGU.

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References

  1. ^ National Institute of Standards and Technology (www.nist.gov)
  2. ^ full draft report (pages.nist.gov)
  3. ^ article (venturebeat.com)
  4. ^ article (www.computerworld.com)
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Program Director, Product Management

Job Description

About :

  • Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation.
  • No other company has the powerful combination of talent, industry-leading security technology, global reach and cognitive capabilities, powered by Watson, to combat the cyber security threat.
  • This is more than just a job. If you want to help protect the world’s cyber infrastructure and transform the security industry, we want to hear from you.
  • For …

About :

  • Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation.
  • No other company has the powerful combination of talent, industry-leading security technology, global reach and cognitive capabilities, powered by Watson, to combat the cyber security threat.
  • This is more than just a job. If you want to help protect the world’s cyber infrastructure and transform the security industry, we want to hear from you.
  • For decades, IBM has been a leader in providing the security technology and services needed to protect client computing environments around the world.
  • Now, IBM Security is helping clients secure new hybrid cloud workloads which extend to AWS, Azure and the IBM Cloud. We re making significant investments to develop next generation security solutions and set the standard in the industry for protecting the hybrid cloud.
  • We have terrific opportunities at the intersection of security and enterprise cloud. Come join IBM!
  • IBM is looking for an experienced Program Director, Product Management, to lead a team of global product managers to deliver on innovation plans and business targets. Joining IBM Security Services gives you the opportunity to:
    • Lead a team of global product managers to deliver compelling client experiences.
    • Solve the world s most complicated security challenges with clients around the globe.
    • Be involved in the fast growing, cyber security space while working for a company that s the recognized leader in the enterprise security space learn from the experts.
  • In this management position, you ll play a central role leading and orchestrating the definition of product requirements and go-to-market strategy to solve the security challenges of enterprise and mid-market clients.
  • This role requires collaboration and coordination across internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of our organization.
  • You ll work with our clients, your direct reports, partners, other vendors, and operational stakeholders to prioritize roadmap features, and spearhead the definition and delivery of new differentiated capabilities.
  • The successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills, problem-solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambitious projects that will be industry defining.
  • This position requires a solid business and technical background, and the candidate should be client-focused with a passion for delivering compelling client experiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of global product managers to deliver compelling client experiences.
  • Coach the team on lean product management and agile practices to incubate new service capabilities.
  • Lead the team in defining and executing our security services strategy.
  • Ensure proper execution and management of the entire product lifecycle, from strategic planning to tactical execution including business case creation, offering the definition, materials development, pricing, delivery readiness, sales training and the overall performance of the offering in the market.
  • Work with our executive leadership to define the overall vision, product strategy, and roadmap for our security services portfolio and work with key stakeholders in the company to deliver on that vision, e.g. marketing, sales, service delivery, product teams, channel partners, international operating teams, etc.
  • Team with IBM and non-IBM technology partners as it relates to their technology being leveraged as part of IBM’s As-A-Service offerings.
  • Work with local and regional product management leadership and sales leadership around the world to understand and track the health and adoption of services within your assigned portfolio and gather feedback of future needs.
  • Responsible for leading your team in the development and execution of go-to-market plans and enablement, working to ensure that sales, delivery, and channel teams have what they need to be successful.
  • Support sales by enabling business development and sales teams, supporting client meetings, and helping to identify opportunities to increase that success.
  • Establish goals and review metrics to identify opportunities and deliver success.
  • Research and identify new opportunities for IBM Security to innovate on behalf of our clients.
  • Support press and analyst activities as required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve aggressive business objectives
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex issues and opinions into simple stories
  • Attention to details, proactive self-starter
  • Ability to coach team members and guide them to deliver on business commitments
  • Ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements
  • Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion in an iterative way
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads
  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions

Candidates must be located in one of the following locations: Cambridge, MA, Atlanta, GA or Austin, TX. Candidates must be willing to travel up to 50%, including international travel.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in product management and/or management consulting.

Job Category:

Marketing Automation,
Sales Enablement,
Marketing Analytics,
Team & Project Management

Location:

New York, New York,
United States

Experience Required:

3 to 6 years

Posted On:

21st Apr, 2017

Apply Before:

10th Jun, 2017

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