Diane Ritchey

Diane Ritchey is the editor of Security Magazine.

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The Most Influential People in Security 2014

Each year, Security magazine honors top security executives who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and their peers.
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This year’s Most Influential is organized by five categories: Corporate Security Practitioners, Public Sector Security, University/Think Tanks, Cybersecurity and State/Local Government Security.


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The Future of DHS Partnerships with Frank Taylor

In its recent Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the Department of Homeland Security outlined its strategies for becoming a more integrated and agile agency
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Ultimately, with a public-private partnership, what you put in is what you get out, says Wesley Bull, Senior Director/Head of Global Protective Services at NVIDIA, a company that invented the GPU – the engine of modern visual computing.


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Creating a Robust Communications System for the 9/11 Memorial

Security at the World Trade Center may be under fire after a few high-profile breaches, but security at the September 11 Memorial Museum is on high alert.
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To have a successful security design and installation, it is critical to get all security stakeholders in the same room and to establish requirements and goals early. It is important for those goals to relayed to other members of a design team so that all of the needed support services and integration can be vetted.


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Special Report: Cyber Risk and Security

The word of the year, so far, with regards to cybersecurity, seems to be “data breach.”
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When asked specifically about the underlying technologies of a credit or debit card, Americans responded favorably, with 69 percent stating that EMV chip cards are making their debit and credit card transactions more secure, with only five percent feeling chip cards make their transactions less secure.


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Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Entertaining the public is a unique animal.
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All major sporting event organizers face great challenges in the development and enhancement of effective emergency management capabilities.


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Maintaining Awareness with Day/Night Cameras

River Islands has been advertised as the ideal place to raise a family because of extensive surveillance technology, security checkpoints and other policing strategies.
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Violent crime has either steadily declined or increased, depending upon the part of the country, although consistent budget cuts are one reason that lawmakers in some municipalities have been forced to hire fewer police officers when new camera equipment will do.


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Securing Prisons with Unified Access Control

For most people, prison ranks high on the list of places that you’d like to avoid. But
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Security enterprise leaders are looking for the most simple, cost-effective manner to accomplish this, including finding a stable and cost-effective platform to move towards.


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Tracking Employees On-the-Go with Smartphone Apps

More than a quarter of U.S. households have ditched their landline phones and gone 100-percent mobile
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The youngest households are abandoning landlines in droves. About two-thirds of households led by people ages 15 to 29 relied only on cellphones in 2011, compared with 28 percent for the broader population.


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Building Security's Brand for Better Buy-in

In a wired world that is also full of risk, an enterprise’s reputation can be destroyed in hours.
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We share threat information throughout all areas of the organization, we coordinate response events, mitigating controls and we also report to our executive staff and regulatory group on incidents and events. My organization was formed to reduce reputational, financial, operational, and compliance related risks.”


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Adopting Wireless Video to Tackle Covert Surveillance Operations

Crime and vandalism are down with wireless video.
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The results have been amazing: over the course of six months, more than 100 arrests have been made for outstanding warrants, gun violations, underage drinking, drug possession and robbery. Crime and vandalism are down; hikers and bikers feel safe again visiting the area.


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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.

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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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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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