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Articles by Diane Ritchey

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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Upgrading Security Using a Retrofit Approach

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

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

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

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

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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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.

Podcasts

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 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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