Articles by Mark McCourt

‘Tis the Season for Social Networking

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Those crazy kids. Using Facebook to socialize with their friends, selecting and customizing avatars at Zwinky, getting the latest “news” based on popularity at digg and checking out everyone else’s
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Security 500: The Biggest and Best

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From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, American International Group and the New York New Jersey Port Authority to Xerox, the University of Illinois and the state of Alabama, organizations
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Just Do It: Should CSOs Wear Nikes?

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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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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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In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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