Articles by Diane Ritchey

You Breach, You Pay?

August 1, 2011

There is no shortage of news stories dealing with cybercrime and data breaches. From Citigroup admitting that computer hackers breached the bank’s network and accessed the data of about 200,000 bank card holders in North America, to the huge data breach at Sony and its Playstation Network, it’s all over the news. 

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Security in Orlando

August 1, 2011

Next month, ASIS International will hold its 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The event, September 19-22 in Orlando, will include keynotes from Jeb Bush and Vicente Fox, in addition to education tracks about workplace violence, security leadership and more.

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On the Move: How Security Works by Air, Land and Sea

July 29, 2011

Security issues exist every day on our nation’s ports, terminals and roads, but funding challenges and regulations makes securing those areas difficult. What’s working, what’s not and what do security end users and integrators wish they had in their arsenal of tools? Security magazine editor Diane Ritchey andSDM magazine editor Laura Stepanek brought together end users and integrators from these critical infrastructure areas to discuss their challenges and successes.

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Game On!: How the Pros Secure Facilities, Manage Risk and Protect the Brand

July 1, 2011

In the world of sports, it’s all about reaching the next level: the World Cup in soccer, the Stanley Cup in hockey, the Masters in golf, the World Series in baseball, the Super Bowl in football and the U.S. Open in tennis, among others. Name the sport, there’s a championship to win. But first, the facilities – the stadiums, arenas, golf courses and other facilities in which the sports are played – have to be secure.

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What is a Leader?

June 6, 2011

One of my favorite quotes, hung prominently in my office, reads: “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” —Peter F. Drucker   But what are those “right things?” What makes a good leader?

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Mass Notification’s New Role

June 6, 2011

Four years after a student gunned down 32 people in a rampage, Virginia Tech University officials remain adamant that they did nothing wrong by waiting two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose. Virginia Tech says it acted reasonably based on standards in place at the time and doesn’t deserve the $55,000 fine that the U.S. Department of Education imposed on the school for violating federal law with its response the day of the shootings. As of press time, they had yet to decide on whether or not to appeal the fine.

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See It, Say It, Spread the Message in Las Vegas

June 6, 2011

It runs only 4.2 miles long, but it’s the economic engine of the entire state of Nevada. The Las Vegas Strip is arguably one of the most popular destinations for tourists world wide. Nineteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of more than 67,000 rooms.           

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Right on the Money

A conversation with banking and retail security professionals reveals how funding, PCI compliance, fraud and the recession make securing their banking, financial and retail facilities a challenge.
June 1, 2011

Money moves from bank to retailer and back to bank. Just as important, personal information accompanies any electronic transaction. Security magazine editor Diane Ritchey and SDM magazine editor Laura Stepanek brought together financial, banking and retail professionals and a security integrator to discuss how their industries are similar but yet have such differing security needs from other segments.

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Securing the Shuttle -- Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center

May 16, 2011

The shuttle Endeavour launched into space this morning with much fanfare. Behind the scenes, however, securing the shuttle, crew and the entire NASA operation, is not an easy task, yet it's done with much skill and grace under pressure.

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RFID Chips in Hotel Towels? What's Next?

May 15, 2011

Sticky fingers, beware! Some hotels are catching thieves who steal towels and linens using RFID.

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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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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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