Articles by Diane Ritchey

How Four Young Professionals Chose Careers in Security

Beginning a career in security can be intimidating – what training did they need to achieve their goals?
August 1, 2013

 Two security end users, a security consultant and a security vendor: four young professionals who all chose security as their first career.  


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How Mass Notification Protects Schools and Reduces Stress in K-12

The problem with the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest in May was not necessarily a lack of mass notification.
July 1, 2013
The problem with the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest in May was not necessarily a lack of mass notification.
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How to Secure the Global Enterprise

Boeing’s Senior Manager for International Security Operations, has developed a global security policy that includes a proactive strategy and process for identifying and establishing security measures in other countries.
May 21, 2013

Boeing’s Senior Manager for International Security Operations, has developed a global security policy that includes a proactive strategy and process for identifying and standing up security measures in other countries.


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Port Authority’s New CSO Aims to Build Interagency Cooperation

April 1, 2013
Last year, Joe Dunne, a 32-year NYPD veteran, was appointed to the newly created position of chief security officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Specifically, he’s in charge of all the Port Authority’s security and public safety issues, including its 1,700-man police department. Now six months into his new role, what challenges has he faced in securing one of the most visible ports in the world?
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How to Mitigate the Risks of ATM Skimming

March 26, 2013
Nearly half (46 percent) of all card skimming reported by the FICO Card Alert Services occurred at bank-owned ATMs in 2012 – a vast jump over 2011, when 79 percent of skimming occurred at point-of-sale terminals.
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Backlash Grows Against TSA Decision to Allow Knives on Planes

March 12, 2013

Lawmakers and airline CEOs are strongly voicing their opposition against allowing small knives on commercial airplanes beginning in April, yet Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole is sticking to the decision.


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Forging a Stronger Partnership with Your CEO

March 1, 2013

When the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year in their hometown of Los Angeles and home ice rink, STAPLES Center, Lee Zeidman and David Born celebrated with them. Both men were not only proud that the LA Kings brought home a championship, but they celebrated the fact that during the series, the team, their families, fans and employees were safe and the facility was secure.


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Building Trust and Confidence through Partnerships

March 1, 2013
Phil Hopkins, Vice President Global Security for Western Union, has a successful background in the public and private sectors. To what does he attribute his success, and what are the qualities that make him successful, including his relationship with his CEO?
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Developing the Profession of Security

February 1, 2013
Grant Lecky is the National Chair of the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum (CSPF), which is an agile network made up of 19 Forum structures all across Canada, each of which are then made up of security-related associations, educators and other professionals who have come together to promote open communication and dialogue across all security and related fields.
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Partnering to Secure the Super Bowl

January 29, 2013

The San Francisco 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens this weekend in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, and the city’s police force is counting on support from law enforcement agencies to help secure the sport’s biggest game. Like winning the big game itself, keeping the peace during the Super Bowl will be a team effort.


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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.

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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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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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