Articles by Diane Ritchey

Tracking Critical Assets

Minutes after an armed bank robbery in suburban Chicago last month, the three suspects were caught at one of their homes. How did the police track them down so quickly?
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Retransferring Thinking to Retransfer Printing

Retransfer printing technology can produce superior print quality. It is ideal for the personalization of long-lasting smart cards, and for applications which require offset-like printing quality.Retransfer printing, whose adoption by
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Threats Vary from Vandals to Terrorists

The GVEC is securing its electrical substations with fiber optic cable, fence security, passive infrared sensor and outdoor motion sensor products from Smarter Security Systems.   American public utilities are chartered
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Mass Notification: From Everyone to Just One

This WEBS LED Tower from Talk-A-Phone has LED illuminated signs that can display critical information relayed to it. Once the emergency call button is pushed, the text automatically changes on
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Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security

They are mentors to those who work with them and for those who may be contemplating a career with the security industry. They are pioneers in their own right, as
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Making an Entrance

The problem with our employees,” jokes Deborah Mordeau, director, Corporate Security & Safety for UNUM Corp., “is that they are too nice. They let people in behind them without thinking
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IP Makes Smart Intercom Talk

Gone are the days of pushing a button on an intercom and hoping that someone on the other side will eventually hear you. Thanks to Internet protocol-based (IP-based) technology, intercoms
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Little Buildings for Big Security

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

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

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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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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2014 November cover of Security Magazine

2014 November

Don't miss our 2014 Security 500 issue, with rankings, data on sectors, and other security benchmarkings, all contained within this November 2014 edition of Security magazine. Also, (re)learn the basics of lobby security and how to make the highest impact retrofit for your budget.
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Travel & the Ebola Risk

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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.