Articles by Diane Ritchey

Views from a Top Integrator

Kratos PSS provides rapidly evolving technologies such as digital video analytics, LAN/WAN convergence and wireless solutions.
April 1, 2014

Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions’ Robert Gaulden discusses the latest trends in security technology and how to manage surveillance for rooftop helipads.


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How to Leverage a GSOC for Unified International Security

Across one entire wall of the room are dozens of camera feeds.
March 1, 2014

Operators in the room are on their phones, either receiving or relaying information about security – physical and cyber-related events. Welcome to Exelon’s Security Operations Center (ESOC), with three entities: the ESOC, the Incident Command Center (ICC) and the Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).


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Working with Canines in Healthcare

No one is quite sure when humans first domesticated dogs, however, dogs and people have been working side by side for thousands of years.
March 1, 2014

Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.


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Adding Badges to Save Budgets in Local Governments

Badging several thousand employees in several hundred different facilities can prove to be very complex.
March 1, 2014

Like every public administration, managing ID/access badges in municipal security comes with significant challenges that include organizational changes, continually shifting economic factors, regulatory compliance and emerging technologies and best practices.


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Better Guarding Programs with a Team Approach

What does it take to build a solid security program for a major university?
February 1, 2014

For Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, it’s a neighborhood initiative program that looks beyond traditional campus security and that integrates university special police officers with AlliedBarton security officers. The result: recognition in the Higher Education sector in the 2013 Security 500 report.


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Would You Pass the Cyber Test?

About 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures.
February 1, 2014

Late last year about 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures. The test was designed to help the banks see how they compare with their peers in terms of being ready for attacks by cybergangs looking to break into their networks.


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Measuring the CISO's Evolving Sphere of Influence

They are the executives who control information security issues in an enterprise and are responsible for securing anything related to data.
January 6, 2014

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) not only protects IT systems with special hardware, software and secure business processes, but he or she also creates, implements and communicates the organization’s digital information security policies and procedures.


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Securing Schools After Sandy Hook

Last year, on December 14, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.
December 1, 2013

It was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. As a mother of two young children, I am still anguished over “Newtown,” as the events are often referred to. Guy Grace is, as well.


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The Good Old Days of Cyber Security

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are proving traditional cyber attacks (viruses, malware, etc) outdated, according to Larry Clinton, President & CEO of the Internet Security Alliance.
September 1, 2013

 Each minute in 2010 there were 45 new viruses created, 200 new malicious websites established, 180 personal identities stolen, 5,000 new versions of malware created and most importantly, 2 million dollars lost.  


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6 Public-Private Partnerships that Push Beyond Information-Sharing

How can a public-private partnership help you reach past the status quo to move the business forward?
August 1, 2013

Las Vegas city and Clark County Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie relies heavily on one public-private partnership in particular – the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center


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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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April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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