Articles by Mark McCourt

Innovations and Technology:<br>At SecurityXchange, the Future is All About IT

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

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

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?

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

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?

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….

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]

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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Know Your Disruptions

Clayton M. Christensen is a Harvard Business School professor and author of two best selling books, The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution. In The Innovator’s Dilemma, he explains how
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Security 500 Ranking: the Biggest and Best

This year over $200 billion dollars will be spent by U.S. businesses on physical and logical security products and services. While the Security 500 is a unique and useful starting
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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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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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Security Emergency Preparedness Training

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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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