Articles by Diane Ritchey

Workplace Violence: It’s Security’s Business

August 1, 2010
Remember the term “going postal”? It originated in August 1986, when post office employee Patrick Henry Sherrill in Edmund, Okla. shot two of his supervisors and then killed 14 other co-workers and injured several others. He then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.
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Visions: Moving Beyond “Fork-Lift Conversions”

July 1, 2010
David Wilhite, president and chief operating officer of Quintron, believes that security vendors need to sell product upgrades and enhancements, rather than fork lift conversions. Read more about his thoughts
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Leading the Troops at TSA

June 1, 2010
Keith C. Blowe spent 28 years serving this Nation in the U.S. Army, culminating his military career in a key leadership role as the chief law enforcement and force protection
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The Good and Bad of Protecting the Goods

June 1, 2010
Maybe it’s because the area can often cover thousands of square feet. But securing a warehouse or distribution facility can be challenging and complex. In March, thieves scaled a wall
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Facilities Open Doors to Custom Access

June 1, 2010
At the Met at Warner Center, a large condominium community, standardized access control is managed to 100 main entry doors, 16 telephone entry systems, a visitor management system at the
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Public and Private Security: Bridging the Gap

June 1, 2010
The infamous border between southwest U.S. and Mexico. G4S security personnel are working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help secure it. The city of Vancouver partnered with a private
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Message Sent: A Safer Campus

June 1, 2010
The world of university and college campuses brings to mind openness and acceptance, an environment that in some ways seems to insulate these institutions from outside influences. But this may
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Playing it Safe on Campus

May 1, 2010
The population of a college or university campus is constantly moving and in a constant state of transition that requires its security directors to change as well. Just ask Fred
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Every Link in the Chain

May 1, 2010
Deutsche Post DHL, the mail and logistics services group, has partnered with American Airlines to help pharmaceutical firms ramp up to new U.S. regulations for cargo on passenger planes.Tighter access
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Tracking and Compliance at a Seaside Port

April 1, 2010
The Virginia Port Authority is the third largest East Coast port. It employs 343,000 people, is responsible for $41 billion in total revenues throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and handles
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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

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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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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