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Articles by Diane Ritchey

Developing the Profession of Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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How Cloud Computing Changes Risk Management

It wasn’t long ago that “cloud computing” was a marketing term being thrown around. And now? There’s been a marked shift towards cloud-based services. Research firm Gartner recently predicted that the market will grow 19.6 percent to $109 billion by the end of this year.


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Managing Risk on the Global Stage

Bart Szafnicki follows the news every day. Mainly, it’s because his colleagues will be racing towards the action to break or report on a story. Szafnicki is Vice President Corporate Security for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), which has brands and businesses all over the world, including CNN.
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Making a Difference in Fraud Detection

Get to know Charles E. Andrews, Director of Security for the TeleCheck business at First Data, a payment processing company that provides merchant transaction processing services: credit, debit, private-label, gift, payroll and other prepaid card offerings; fraud protection and authentication solutions; electronic check acceptance services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile payment solutions.


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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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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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