Security Leadership and Management

Dan Ryan: Rising Star

“We have a complex community with many tenants, people and events that include measurable risks. We identify both minimal and elevated risks, build security programs around them and measure our results.”
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Dan Ryan’s story is classic, happy and all-American that those entering the profession can learn from and hope to emulate. “I guess you could say I started at the bottom and worked my way up.” Yes, you could say that Dan, but that would be understatement – Dan’s expertise and perfection have helped him rise through the ranks at a meteoric pace.


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Joseph Perchetti: Tomorrow’s Leaders

“I believe our greatest contribution to every student, staff member, parent and community member is the availability of services from our security department.”
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“We treat everyone, from kindergarten on up, with respect,” says Joseph Perchetti, Supervisor of Security for the Radnor, Penn., Public School District. “They are our customers, and their taxes pay our salaries. We go the extra mile to make sure they are secure and to ensure that they can focus on education.”


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Patrick Murphy: Securing a World of Opportunity

“It is important for CEOs to understand that the safety and security departments provide an important role in protecting the brand reputation.”
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“Leadership is best done by leading by example and through respect for others,” says Patrick Murphy, Senior Director, Global Safety and Security Services for Marriott International Inc. The black belt martial arts professional turned CSO has set the example for leadership during his outstanding career. “After martial arts, I asked myself, ‘Now what?’ I saw an advertisement for an executive protection academy. One thing led to another, and before I knew it I was a bodyguard for the Chairman and President of what was at first a small, fast-growing company.”


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Mike Howard: Leading Security Innovation and Business Growth

“Leadership must also come from the C-Suite to positively influence security’s mission in a holistic manner. Security’s goal is to be viewed as a significant business enabler and partner.”
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“Leadership is about understanding yourself first, recognizing strengths and weaknesses, and targeting continuous improvement,” says Mike Howard, Chief Security Officer at Microsoft. “It is an attitude and mindset to focus on the team and organizational goals first. Leaders are able to change focus from subject matter expertise to a focus on their team by setting strategic goals, letting go of the details and steering the team through execution.”


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Dr. Gerald Robert Harkins: Doctor, Soldier, Leader!

“Each year, 25 percent of our population turns over, and we start over to get buy-in, keep their attention and have them take appropriate action for their safety.”
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“When I had the opportunity to move from parking and transportation at the University to leading the strategic security and safety effort on campus, we made a very strategic and important decision to build the structure to be broader than law enforcement. We incorporated all aspects of campus safety and security,” says Dr. Bob Harkins of the University of Texas, Austin. “That decision speaks volumes about the leadership at the University. It was a decision to make this department an enabler for the business of protecting and educating students, faculty and staff. That was a very strategic decision encompassing law enforcement, campus safety and security, business continuity and risk management as core missions.”


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Timothy J. Caddigan: Body and Spirit

“Successful leaders are surrounded by highly motivated and capable people who build relationships based on respect with a focus on results.”
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“Managers care for the body of the organization. But leaders care for the spirit. And great leaders care about both. That is not my saying, but it is how I view leadership in any successful business,” says Tim Caddigan, Director, Corporate Security & Facilities for Altria Client Services.


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John Bertsch: World Championship Security

“Without a doubt, leadership is about getting everyone to play nice.”
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“When did Iget programmed? I’d have to say my mom was a huge contributor to molding my altruistic mindset growing up. My Mom never drove by someone or something in need. We’d always say, ‘Oh mom, don’t stop. Not again!’ But she always did.” And with that Bertsch has been an enthusiastic volunteer and then ‘CSO’ to make communities and events better through solid risk management and resilience.


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Kroll Global Fraud Report Reveals Significant Surge In Corporate Fraud

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The number of companies falling victim to fraud has increased in the past year, according to the 2013 Kroll Global Fraud Report.


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When Is Your Enterprise Liable for Outsider Violence on Campus?

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While the terminology varies somewhat, businesses may anticipate three categories of individuals entering their premises: guests, invitees, and trespassers.
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Debating the NSA, Espionage and Hackers with Congressman Mike Rogers

A Frank Look at the World Today with Congressman Mike Rogers
By Lynn Mattice
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U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) is hard at work in Washington D.C., despite Congressional recess, when other lawmakers have returned to their respective districts and even the President and his family escape the heat to a vacation destination. 


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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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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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