Articles by Diane Ritchey

Getting ‘Bang’ for the Security Buck

The city of Albuquerque is using PSIM software to provide a common operating picture across all video sources within the city. The software’s open architecture allows the city to add
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Navigating the Great Outdoors

A plane flies over the Copenhagen Airport at night. The airport is using thermal imaging to protect its perimeters. Have you ever wondered how people get away with filling their car’s
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Trouble Times Three: Theft, Assets and Your Company’s Brand

Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy, has learned to catch the bad guys and reduce energy theft. “You hear the clichés about working harder and smarter, but we focus on the stuff that makes a difference – we don’t follow the hot thing of the month, we try to keep it simple and hold people accountable,” says Dave Abramson, manager of loss prevention for Hallmark Cards, Inc.
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The Power of Connectivity

Jeff Woodward wanted to do it right the first time. After all, you might only have one chance in your career to build a security system from the ground up. 
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Government Security: No Politics, Just Solutions

Diane Ritchey: What is your primary mission and what are the unique needs specific to this sector versus your counterparts in the private sector?    Ronald (Red) Robidas: One of
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People Tracking: Who, What and Where Are You?

These days, if you don’t want to be found, or even if you do, there’s a great likelihood that someone will find you.  For Jeff Schoepf, CPP, security director for
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The Chemical Safety Train

The Dow Chemical Company has a commitment to the security and safety of its sites, products and communities. In 2006, for example, Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris announced the
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Workplace Violence: It’s Security’s Business

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”

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

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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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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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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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

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.