Diane Ritchey

Diane Ritchey is the editor of Security Magazine.

ARTICLES

Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Entertaining the public is a unique animal.
July 1, 2014

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.
July 1, 2014

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
July 1, 2014

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
July 1, 2014

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.
June 1, 2014

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.
June 1, 2014

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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How to Make Unreliable Video Reliable

At any given time, 30 percent of an IP video network does not work properly.
June 1, 2014

Viakoo detects and alerts customers to anything that threatens, degrades or stops a video stream from the camera across the network to the recording disks; every 20- minutes. It also points to the probable cause and what corrective action should be taken


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Why the Security Talent Gap Is the Next Big Crisis

The next national security crisis may be a lack of ability to mitigate or respond to such an attack because frankly, there’s no one available to mitigate the attack or respond to it.
May 1, 2014

The battle means that companies might be in danger of losing simply because they lack the manpower to deal with it. The battle means that companies looking for more security staff aren’t going to find them – they’re going to have to create them.


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Are Productivity Apps More Harm than Good?

According to the website “Tech Cocktail,” there are some “awesome apps” out there to make employees more productive at work.
May 1, 2014

Banning specific cloud applications is bound to fail. Maintaining a blacklist of cloud applications is ineffective, at best.


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How to Protect an Ever-Expanding Perimeter

Four New York-area men were arrested after a BASE jumping stunt from atop One World Trade Center.
May 1, 2014

The museum’s exhibits guide visitors along an interactive walk that reveals the unique influences and challenges that shaped George Bush’s life and presidency. Visitors can explore and learn about the most important events of the 20th century, from World War II through the Persian Gulf War.


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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.

Podcasts

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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July 2014

2014 July

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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