Articles by Diane Ritchey

Little Buildings for Big Security

October 1, 2009
This steel security building from Porta-King Building Systems includes a pitched roof that blends in with the architecture of the surrounding buildings. How guardhouses have changed. In the 18th century,
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Card Printers Make IDs On Site and On Demand

October 1, 2009
The ability to quickly print and distribute ID badges helps security operations at Navistar International Corp., a $12+ billion manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, midsized trucks, school buses, diesel engines and
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Fake IDs, Real Risks

September 1, 2009
With ISA’s CCSS software, a visitor to a school enters his name and other information, then clicks a button to have his photo take and receive a visitor’s badge. The
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Upgrading Security Using a Retrofit Approach

September 1, 2009
John Doude, airport operations supervisor at the Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport, tests the airport’s new access control system. Facility security, especially at airports, can be very costly. However, Brownsville
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SecurityXchange: Making Meetings Matter

September 1, 2009
Imagine the opportunity to meet face to face with your manufacturers and vendors and asking them exactly what you want to know. Imagine the same scenario, without interruptions from phone
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Mass Communication Systems Notify the Masses

September 1, 2009
Time is of the essence when disaster looms. Weather-related tragedies and terrorist activities of the past decade have created increased demand from public and private stakeholders for a reliable means
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Preventing Copper and Coal Thefts with Video

August 1, 2009
Installation of the MotionViewer remote sentry, a solar powered trailer with megapixel PTZ cameras mounted on a high mast, helped to catch thieves at a coal mine in the central
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Biometrics and Travel Go Hand in Hand

August 1, 2009
Travelers flying Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) use a biometric fingerprint check-in system to board airline flights. Biometrics have been in the marketplace for more than two decades, protecting facilities that are
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Access Control for Smaller Facilities

July 1, 2009
Small retail stores, offices, universities and school districts and small manufacturers need access control just as larger facilities do, but sometimes, can be limited with smaller budgets and other obstacles.
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Best Security Systems Mean Better HealthCare

July 1, 2009
From the control room at Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children’s Hospital, operators can access any of the more than 160 video surveillance cameras installed in the new tower. A healthcare
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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

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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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
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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