Articles by Bill Zalud

The 1960s: Access, Beatles & Crime Converge

Access control for 1960s facilities mostly centered on use of security guards. In the first issue of Security magazine, November 1964, the William J. Burns International Detective Agency urged readers
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The 1970s: Badges, Ruscards & Analyzing Data

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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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.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.