Articles by Mark McCourt

Securing the “Cheers”

September 1, 2010
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s continuous push for operational improvement extends beyond owner demands, fan behavior and the best city in which to hold a Super Bowl. It also reaches security,
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A “Touchdown” for Security

August 1, 2010
At the heart of the New Meadowlands Stadium (NMS) is the deft integration of guest service and security. It is designed to focus on deterrence as a highly secured, hard
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Your Tax Dollars at Work, Really

July 1, 2010
It is easy to be skeptical about the U.S. government having its act together when it comes to security issues. That includes all facets, from the White House to Congress
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Salaries, Hiring, Firing and Security’s Value Are All Up…What’s Changing?

June 1, 2010
At the recent IACLEA* meeting in Atlantic City several attendees expressed their newest challenge from their trustees: Find progressive, IT-savvy executives who can lead security, with law enforcement experience
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Is the Recession your Ticket to IP?

May 1, 2010
Martin Gren, co-founder and board of director member for Axis Communications, says that surveillance video technology will continue to move toward consumer and IT standards such as H.264 and HD,
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Community Partners in Crime

May 1, 2010
A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that crime on Drexel University’s center city Philadelphia campus dropped 22 percent versus the prior year and that crime in the patrol
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Intelligent Resilience

April 1, 2010
It is important to understand where DHS fits in your security plan and how its vision and actions will benefit your organization. The recent Department of Homeland Security University Network
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The Enhanced Video Alarm Meets the Bottom Line

March 1, 2010
As we approach the 2010 ISC West Annual Show and Conference in Las Vegas, here is a trend that we can all understand and apply to improve security while reducing
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A Teaching Moment

February 1, 2010
It may seem like ancient history when you read this column, but it makes academic sense to focus on the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day 2009 on Northwest Airlines
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2010: Thoughts on this New Year

January 1, 2010
I asked several leaders, whose opinions I greatly respect, to share their thoughts on 2010’s opportunities and challenges. Here is what they shared with us: Regulatory:“With the growth of the
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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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In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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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

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