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Articles by Mark McCourt

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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Publisher's Letter: A Failure to Communicate

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the number one challenge perplexing security professionals and organizations seeking to execute successful security programs, business continuity and/or risk
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Publisher's Letter: The Business of Security Era Has Arrived

And with it, your Business Magazine – designed by and for today’s security executive. You spoke and we listened. During focus groups, roundtables and one-on-one meetings, you shared your need
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Publisher's Letter: Thought-leaders at Security 500 Conference

Mark McCourtAfter listening to many of you, visiting with top enterprise security executives, hearing from respected researchers and authorities, there was nothing I wanted to do more this year than
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PUBLISHER'S LETTER: Do Your Plans Face Political Risk?

We have lots of partnerships (with the UAE). This issue that came up was a firestorm more out of the ignorance of all the facts than anything else,’’ Senator Johnny
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Publishers’ Letter: Things No One Asked For

Mark McCourtHenry Ford was asked why he didn’t research demand for the automobile before building the first automotive assembly line. His answer, “Because they would have asked for faster horses.”
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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

September 2014

2014 September

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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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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