Articles by Diane Ritchey

Elevator Talk: Key Questions for Key People

February 1, 2011
Ray O’Hara, CPP believes in young professionals. In particular, he believes in the capabilities and the future potential of young security professionals. Growing that base and educating young professionals about security as a “first career” is one of his personal goals as 2011 President of the ASIS International Board of Directors.
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Vertical Sector: K-12 Education


Security issues exist at all grade levels; but diminished funding makes implementing the many available technology solutions a challenge.
February 1, 2011
The world of K-12 education brings to mind the archetypal images of playgrounds and lunchboxes, marching bands and football games. But clearly the “dear old golden rule days” of school have not been immune to pressures that are giving security directors greater concern and increased responsibility, even at the lower grade levels.
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The Challenges of Multiples

January 26, 2011

Think about securing one facility – and multiply it. Times eight. Times 100. Times 250.

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A Disability Notification Card from the TSA: Solution or Failure?

January 5, 2011

In response to public outcries and almost daily news reports about blunders in airport security, TSA says it's got a new way for passengers with disabilities to go through airport security.

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Going Global

January 1, 2011
Security incidents can happen anywhere in the world at any time, as evidenced by last year’s Mumbai terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, tourists killed in Mexico and of course, the events of 9/11.
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What is the Great Conversation?

December 29, 2010
What is the â??Great Conversationâ?? about physical security? The ASG Security Summit & Expo Returns to Seattle on March 8, 2011, celebrating its 10th year preparing security leaders to address top security concerns by engaging in a â??Great Conversation.â??
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Is the World Actually Getting Safer? One Study Says So...

December 21, 2010
The news may be full of violence and strife, but a new statistical analysis, the Human Security Report, says conflicts are becoming less deadly.
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Most Influential People in Security

December 1, 2010
Each year, Security magazine honors top security executives who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and their peers. They change the security landscape for the better.
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Here’s Looking at You

November 29, 2010
New Jersey motorists are already used to dealing with aggressive and quick-tempered drivers on their morning commutes, but have never had to worry about getting cut off by an airplane – until now.
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Getting ‘Bang’ for the Security Buck

November 1, 2010
The city of Albuquerque is using PSIM software to provide a common operating picture across all video sources within the city. The software’s open architecture allows the city to add
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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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