Articles by Mark McCourt

Just Do It: Should CSOs Wear Nikes?

November 1, 2007
Before actualization,” a friend once told me, there is the process of “thinking about it.” To summarize the 2007 Security 500 results in a word, “actualization” really nails it.ActualizationLast year
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But What Do Your Peers Really Think?

October 1, 2007
Some CSOs have shared that, at the conclusion of their interview process, the CEO would concede, “I want to hire you to be our CSO, but I’m not sure what
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Innovations and Technology:<br>At SecurityXchange, the Future is All About IT

September 1, 2007
At the SecurityXchange leading solution providers and top system integrators met to discuss ideas, trends, technologies and of course the impact of IT on the security market. Many of the
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Supply Chains: Get a Global View and Find the Weakest Link

August 1, 2007
Increased competition, changing regulatory requirements, ever-shifting customer expectations and the threat of theft, terror and natural disaster are all forces driving increased supply chain activity. Your enterprise is part of
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Security’s Greater Good

July 1, 2007
Security leaders have been successful and continue their transformation to become an enabling and valuable part of their organizations. With each study, case history and face-to-face meeting I have the
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Prevention vs. Response: Can “Both And” Work as Your Strategy?

June 1, 2007
The tragedy at Virginia Tech has renewed debate about risk mitigation as a science and in practice. Numerous experts have been quoted in the press and appeared on TV in
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Ready or Not: The Game Is Coming to You

May 1, 2007
How far the security profession has come from the 2006 convergence-flavored predictions that all things security were headed to the IT department and security professionals were an endangered species. All
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Have You Hugged Your Integrator Today?

April 1, 2007
Perhaps no other link in the security market supply chain has undergone more dynamic change than that of systems integrators. As technology has added complexity to the design, implementation, training
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Brains, Security and Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) And What? Please Read On….

March 1, 2007
If you have been perusing the general media recently, you may have noticed a heightened interest in and coverage of the brain. Time Magazine’s January 18th cover story was
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Publisher's Letter: in•flu•en•tial [in-floo-en-shuhl]

December 1, 2006
Wouldn’t it be great to have a crystal ball alerting you to management issues you should be thinking about before 2007 arrives? Well, we have brought 25 crystal balls together
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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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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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