At the University of Oregon, no stone is left unturned. Each evening, patrol officers from the university’s department of public safety go on a walk. They walk the campus to check buildings, the personal safety of students and staff and to maintain a presence on campus to deter crime.
That is, if it works. At 2:00 pm one day last November, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission held a first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The plan was that all publicly-accessible television and radio stations would run the announcement.
In today’s business marketplace, with the need for virtual “anywhere, anytime” access to information, most companies are mindful of the inherent security issues – threats of attacks, individual devices connecting to the corporate network, data leakage and other forms of malicious mal-intent.
Optical turnstiles are viewed as a growing trend in entrance control, currently dominating the speedgate market, according to IMS Research. As a security measure, optical turnstiles restrict or control access to a building or secured area.
As the nation continues to recover from the worst economic crisis in recent memory, security executives across America are dealing with the difficult consequences of the fallout. Among the greatest contributors to the harsh realities that so many companies face is the growing number of vacant properties, or “dark” locations.
Larry McEvoy really digs his job. His firm, CONSOL Energy, a leading diversified energy company, helps generate two-thirds of the nation’s power supply, responsible for mining more high-quality bituminous coal than any other U.S. producer as well as the largest gas producer in Appalachia.
Back in October, I was speaking as part of a panel discussion when someone asked about the role security issues should play when an organization is entering into a joint venture. It’s an interesting question and an area where I’ve had some experience.
So what if Jose Ruano and Steve Weatherly were “blown away,” in Weatherly’s own words, by megapixel cameras. But that wasn’t really justification for a hard-nosed business decision when it came to a next generation of security video technology at the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables in south Florida.
It is hard to imagine any market sector today that is not impacted by the “Big Three” emerging technologies: Social Media, Mobility and Cloud Computing. The holiday shopping season saw “Cyber Monday” come out of nowhere to replace “Black Friday” as a traditional benchmark for consumer spending. New media and technology are being rapidly indoctrinated into our culture.
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