Articles by Diane Ritchey

Backlash Grows Against TSA Decision to Allow Knives on Planes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Changing the Classroom Climate for Proactive Security

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There are five basic tenets that can mitigate risk in K-12 schools across the U.S., says David Esquith, Director, Office of Safe and Healthy Students for the U.S. Department of Education


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Updating Enterprise Resilience Strategy in 2013

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Her name was Sandy, and after a brief visit, the lights were out, thousands homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and emergency planning programs were put to the test.
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How Security Can Add Value and Mitigate Risk in 2013

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Here’s a sure-bet, good news 2013 prediction: No more political ads on TV, at least for a while. Still, next year will hold plenty of ups and downs for enterprise security leaders, which include innovations that will help you to reduce enterprise risk. The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno and CEO Gary Shapiro know. Researcher Michela Menting and economist Bart van Ark have their perspectives on the near future as does Gartner Fellow David Cearley.
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Evaluating the Need for Private Security Accreditation

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How would you like to develop a security operation that can be benchmarked and based on reliable standards reduces liability, improves professionalism and makes a positive impression on the C suite. Wouldn’t it be nice if a blueprint for such an organization existed?
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Effecting Change in Security

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Get to know Shelley Stewart, Executive Director, Global Security for Cummins, Inc. The company is a Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines, power generation systems and related products and technologies.
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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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August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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