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Diane Ritchey

Diane Ritchey is the editor of Security Magazine.

ARTICLES

College Finds Security Awareness Success with Creativity, Videos

Training videos can be both effective and fun if you have some imagination and are open to a different approach. The safety and security video that Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois, recently developed proves that point. 


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Intelligent Video for Intelligent Enterprise Security

What makes video intelligent? For MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit authority, it’s having an intelligence-based analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, continues its rapid growth in the mass transit industry as more agencies choose to implement the award-winning behavioral recognition software as part of their public safety initiatives.


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Counting Up PSIM Benefits for the Business

 It’s a mishmash of letters – PSIM – but what it stands for isn’t mishmash at all. PSIM, or Physical Security Information Management, is a category of software that provides a platform and applications created by middleware developers, designed to integrate multiple unconnected security applications and devices and control them through one comprehensive user interface.  


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Supply Chain Management Best Practices for 2014 and Beyond

 In August, Ryder System Inc. received recognition as a “2014 Great Supply Chain Partner” for the 12th consecutive year. The 12th Annual List was  the result of a six-month online poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.  


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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.

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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Automating Security Incident Respons

Bruce Schneier discusses incident response in cybersecurity and how Co3’s Security Module automates security incident response to streamline incident entry and assessment

It allows them to coordinate all aspects of a response: what's going on in the network, what information is available from threat intelligence feeds, what the regulations are, what the best practices are, and how to ensure that everything is getting done quickly and effectively.


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Why You Need Tactical Medical Training

Imagine being at ground zero for the Boston Marathon bombing.

Having Lock-Down Protocols are useful, however it can delay law enforcement’s entry time. Do not expect to always escort law enforcement to threat areas; directions and diagrams are very helpful.


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Megapixel Cameras Boost Investigative Potential, Efficiency

When it comes to surveillance, megapixel is the word.

Several situations show the benefits that megapixel can offer a security enterprise executive, including the Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha, that has a number of patients who require 24/7 observation.


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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

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.

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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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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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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