Articles by Diane Ritchey

CSO Roundtable Program: The Changing Ways of Business

April 17, 2012

In business, the only constant is change. To sustain and thrive, organizations must embrace change.

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The Threat Picture

April 1, 2012
Is a Threat Analyst a part of your team? It’s a large part of Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield services companies, with 55,000 employees, facilities in 72 countries and operations in more than 90 countries. Brian Hogan, regional security director (Latin America) & director, strategic analysis, leads the company’s threat analysis team.
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How Monitored Video Alarms Deliver Insurance Discounts

April 1, 2012
Monitoring makes a difference. Surveillance is not a monitored Video Intrusion Alarm. Security video and DVRs (whether on-site or the newer DVRs in the cloud) provide remote viewing and document what has happened – but their primary use isn’t catching burglars.
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A Fun LUVing Attitude

March 5, 2012
Southwest Airlines, the airline known for making it fun to fly, has a director of corporate security who has created a vision and who successfully communicates it to his team. “Each employee [at Southwest Airlines] is expected to demonstrate include, a Warrior Spirit, a Servants Heart and a Fun LUVing Attitude,” says Vance Toler, director of corporate security.
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How Security and Integrators Put the ‘I’ in Team

Plus, Six CSOs Share Their Needs and Wants
March 1, 2012

There’s no ‘I” in team…or is there? When it comes to the security director-integrator relationship, the “I” – the security integrator – can often help an enterprise’s security operations to achieve goals, maximize resources and create partnerships that have long-term benefits.

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Mobility Madness:Security and the Smartphone

March 1, 2012

Like it or not, we’re all connected, all the time. From cellphones to smart phones, tablets, iPads, “i-everything” – we are all mobile to one extent or another. Whether bound to a desk or constantly on the road, it’s convenient to use mobile devices to do work, while at work.

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All Encompassing Intercoms

March 1, 2012
At the University of Oregon, no stone is left unturned. Each evening, patrol officers from the university’s department of public safety go on a walk. They walk the campus to check buildings, the personal safety of students and staff and to maintain a presence on campus to deter crime.
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ASIS President: Agile Effectiveness

January 4, 2012
This month, Eduard Emde, CPP takes the reins as president of ASIS International President. He’s the first non-U.S. president of the organization and a consultant for BMKISS Europe, in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. “I am convinced that 2012 will continue to be dominated by all facets of cyber-related security risks,” Emde tells Security magazine.
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Beyond the Box: Security That Works

January 3, 2012
What do a global news and information company, a large utility, a Fortune 500 electronic commerce and payment processing provider, a diverse hospital and a local government have in common?
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Security in 2012: When Better Isn't Good Enough

December 1, 2011
As a general rule, forecasting is a bit of guessing. Even economists, whose job it is to make sense of hardcore data and then give solid analysis, often are reduced to intelligent guessing. But security leaders know better. They know what they’ll likely face in 2012, namely terrorism, workplace violence, fraud, cybercrime, regulatory compliance, natural disasters, theft, intellectual property, brand protection, budget concerns and more – the same trends identified in Security magazine’s 2011 Security 500 report.
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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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Security Magazine

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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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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

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