October 9, 2018


Dan Verton, host of The Prevention Podcast, talks with Jim Cawley, Global Director of Corporate Security at Hearst Corp. about how to ensure investments in security resonate with executive leadership in terms of value-add, return on investment and protection of people and assets. And we get his views on the value and role of prevention in today’s global enterprise.

“The lack of a serious security event does have monetary value, it does have a value to the bottom line of the company,” Cawley says. “The alternative, as we all know, is big money in legal fees, lawsuits and everything else. In this environment, to not have the tools in place to prevent a problem I think could also be considered negligent.”

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses (including 30 television stations, multiple newspapers, and 300 magazines around the world).

Hearst At-A-Glance

  • Headquarters: New York, New York
  • Employees: 20,000 across 150 countries
  • Businesses: 360
  • Newspapers: 24 dailies, 56 weeklies
  • Magazines: 25 U.S. titles, 300 International titles

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About Dan: Dan Verton is the Content Leader & Strategist at LiveSafe. He is also an award-winning journalist, former military intelligence officer, and author of Left of Boom: The Citizen’s Guide to Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Attacks.

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