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The Most Influential People in Security 2014

Each year, Security magazine honors top security executives who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and their peers.
By Diane Ritchey
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This year’s Most Influential is organized by five categories: Corporate Security Practitioners, Public Sector Security, University/Think Tanks, Cybersecurity and State/Local Government Security.


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Mitigating Workplace Violence Risks with Awareness, Deescalation

Workplace violence incidents happen every day, in every industry, and statistics show reports that these events are on the rise.
By Sarah Ludwig
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Depending on the environment you’re in, physical safeguards such as desks, railings and panic buttons can be helpful deterrents. “You don’t want to make it look like a prison, but at the same time, you can make minor modifications that help protect.


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4 Challenges to Address in Corporate Cyber War

We are fighting a cyber war and need to take proactive steps to protect ourselves and our companies as the virtual bullets fly.
By David Elfering and Ron Woerner
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Establishing command and control gives the power to professionals so they can properly assess the risks and determine which threats pose the greatest danger and must be considered a high security priority. Authority also requires that they identify potential threats that may be considered “acceptable risks” to the organization – meaning they are worth keeping an eye on, but don’t warrant a significant security investment.


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How to Adjust Security for Hazardous Locations

Many enterprises are looking beyond the U.S. shores to expand into emerging markets.
By Claire Meyer
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Employees traveling abroad often want to spend off-hours and weekends sightseeing, but that doesn’t mean that enterprises can lose track of them during that time.


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ASIS 2014: Technology to Equip Enterprises for Success

Noteworthy Security Products from ASIS 2014
By Claire Meyer
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Get a sneak peek at the security products to be showcased at ASIS 2014.


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Using Badges to Realize Special-Needs Kids' Disney Dreams

The Kraddick Foundation didn’t seek out badging help from Diamond Business Services, Inc.
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Kraddick spoke of his Foundation’s work with chronic and terminally ill children and funding an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World in Florida each year. The story tugged at the heartstrings of Pence, who has a healthy daughter that she adopted from Russia.


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7 Factors for Choosing the Right Entryway Security

Looking to make a change in your entryway security?
By Greg Schreiber
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Aesthetics are important initially, but they should not trump security, safety or throughput. The winning solution has to meet high aesthetic requirements without sacrificing the other key decision factors.


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TV Station Upgrades with Visitor Management System

Over the past 15 years the visitor management market has evolved from a simple “hello my name is” label to roaming officers processing visitors with 4G-enabled tablets and evacuation systems
By Karyn Hodgson
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Employees are currently able to pre-register guests both from their desktop and from their home computer or laptop. KGW is collaborating with Veristream to work on an app that will also allow them to do it from their cellphones in the near future.


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Megapixel Cameras Boost Investigative Potential, Efficiency

When it comes to surveillance, megapixel is the word.
By Diane Ritchey
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Several situations show the benefits that megapixel can offer a security enterprise executive, including the Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha, that has a number of patients who require 24/7 observation.


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Enhancing the Security Experience with Social Applications

How social applications will transform the security experience
By Steve Van Till
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Social spaces will be able to identify and know their inhabitants, visitors, guests, caretakers, administrators, and any other people who interact with them. This knowledge is a fundamental building block because social relationships are built on the concept of stable personal identity over time.


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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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