Articles by Bill Zalud

The 1970s: Badges, Ruscards & Analyzing Data

July 1, 2004
Photo identification marries with electronic access controls in the Ruscard from Rusco Electronic Systems.In the early 1970s, photo identification was a part of some electronic access control systems while others
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School Watch

July 1, 2004
The use of a video server and networking security images are both important to Warren Williams, assistant superintendent for information and technology services at the Grossmont School District in San
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Intelligent Reception

June 1, 2004
Peter Ochinko, security director for the Memorial Healthcare System , stands in front of the new Fast-Pass system at the main entrance of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, one of numerous
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Watching Utilities

May 1, 2004
From the beginning, security at the Grand Coulee Dam was always important. That was when the dam, situated on the Columbia River in Central Washington state, first was commissioned. Fighting
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Getting the Word Out

May 1, 2004
Security radio equipment failures and dead spots that have been identified among New York City’s 260 public high schools could pose a potentially dangerous security risk if not corrected. With
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Picture It Secure

May 1, 2004
State-of-art security: Bill Gilsdorf, chief of gallery security; Steve Equils, chief of security operations; and Museum Director Dr. Lawrence Wheeler share pride in their new security system. In the background:
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On Track with ID Tech

April 10, 2004
Paul Pullo of N.Y. -based Metro Oil tracks his service and tanker truck fleet with a system that combines identification and global positioning technologies. If a terrorist hijacks a truck,
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Real Powdered Urine

April 10, 2004
No kidding. Numerous sources on the Internet advertise and do a brisk business selling advice and products that, they claim, can outwit alcohol and drug tests conducted by employers, law
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Thwarting Intruders Outside

April 10, 2004
Walkthrough explosives detection is moving further towards the perimeter as private and public facilities see a greater threat from suicide bombers and people with concealed explosives.This car bomb detector uses
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A Tall Order

April 10, 2004
As director of security and safety, Carlos Villarreal knows the complexities protecting North America’s highest building. Colleagues just honored his successes.After a stint in the Marine Corps, Carlos Villerreal started
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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.


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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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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