Articles by Diane Ritchey

Nation's Bridges in Need of Repairs

More than 26%, or one in four, of the nation’s bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. While some progress has been made in recent years to reduce the number of deficient and obsolete bridges in rural areas, the number in urban areas is rising.

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The Threat Picture

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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A Fun LUVing Attitude

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

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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All Encompassing Intercoms

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

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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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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In this June 2015 issue of SecurityIs the security director business’s new “corporate rock star?” Find out how CSOs can become the new leaders of their enterprises through mentorships, partnerships and creatively adding business value. Also, learn how security professionals are training employees in cyber security through games. And why are deterrence and detection so important when it comes to thwarting metal thieves? Find out in this issue.

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Body Cameras on Security Officers

Body cameras are being used increasingly by police in cities across the U.S. Will you arm your security officers with a body camera?
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Effective Security Management, 5th Edition

 Effective Security Management, 5e, teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. Charles Sennewald brings a time-tested blend of common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to workplace dynamics. 

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.