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Why the Security Talent Gap Is the Next Big Crisis

The next national security crisis may be a lack of ability to mitigate or respond to such an attack because frankly, there’s no one available to mitigate the attack or respond to it.

The battle means that companies might be in danger of losing simply because they lack the manpower to deal with it. The battle means that companies looking for more security staff aren’t going to find them – they’re going to have to create them.


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Adding Function, Lowering Cost with Video Management

It’s an ongoing and inevitable conundrum for security systems managers: not all end users are experts.

The Town of Addison, Texas, is also seeing a return on its surveillance investment through easier-to-manage VMS. After a routine camera filter-and-replace, the Town’s IT department replaced cameras at three locations throughout the community: a 150,000 square-foot Athletic Club , a 44,000 square-foot Conference and Theatre Centre , and the 20-acre Addison Circle Park.


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Does Enterprise Physical Security Count as a ‘Real’ Field?

We define physical security as measures taken to protect tangible physical assets from harm.

There are a wide range of available metrics, meaningful standards, licenses and certifications, rigor, ongoing debates and controversies, critical thinking and creativity. Snake oil, product hype, misleading claims and charlatanism, while unavoidably present, tend to get weeded out fairly reliably. Committees, groupthink and linear/concrete thinkers don’t dominate the field.


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How to Protect an Ever-Expanding Perimeter

Four New York-area men were arrested after a BASE jumping stunt from atop One World Trade Center.

The museum’s exhibits guide visitors along an interactive walk that reveals the unique influences and challenges that shaped George Bush’s life and presidency. Visitors can explore and learn about the most important events of the 20th century, from World War II through the Persian Gulf War.


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Managing Mass Communication in Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley is a colloquial term for the area of the United States where tornadoes are most frequent.

That’s where mass notification systems come into play, as well, as is the case with MillerCoors’ Fort Worth, Texas, brewery, which is located in Tornado Alley and sees about 25 tornadoes each year. The brewery employs 105 employees spread across 150 acres, and it brews 9 million barrels a year. It houses an on-site refrigeration system with 150,000 pounds of ammonia to assist with the brewing process.


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Facilitating Better Healing with Visitor-Friendly Security

Being near family, surrounded by familiar and caring people, can help patients heal better and faster.

Badges are constructed to meet HIPAA, privacy and civil rights concerns – visitors’ last names are not included on badges, and generic room numbers are used as destination markers instead of departments (for example, badges declaring a destination of the “infectious disease” department).


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Secure the Enterprise with Effective Background Screening

Employment background screening helps employers identify qualified applicants and helps mitigate risk by improving workplace security and safety.

By working together cohesively with HR and legal, the security team can also function as the final gatekeeper to help ensure that the organization is screening in accordance with its policies and that every candidate has properly cleared the company’s background check standards.


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Adding Value with Long-Term Integrator Partnerships

How can CSOs get the most out of their security systems integrator partnerships?

Find out how six enterprise security leaders are working with their long-term integrators to save money, reduce downtime and mitigate risk.


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RSA Review: Converged Risk and the Internet of Things

The 2014 RSA Conference this February in San Francisco highlighted the theme of “Threat Intelligence.”

Security intelligence and changes in the nature of security risk were driving conversations and solutions at the 2014 RSA Conference – What will your C-Suite want to know?


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How Remote Monitoring Adds Value from Afar

Remote monitoring services in intelligent buildings will continue to grow in usage during the next few years.

An engaged leadership team already understands the greater domain awareness provided by converged surveillance systems, but how about the next step toward robust risk management: cybersecurity and cyberspecific insurance?


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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.

Podcasts

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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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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