Articles by Dean C. Alexander

Accounting for Local Hospitals in Emergency Preparedness

Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS) are a component of security and emergency management that is often overlooked in many of the disaster plans in the United States.
March 1, 2014

Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.


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How Female Terrorists Use Preconceptions to their Advantage

Male terrorists tend to get most of the press, but terrorist cells are recruiting more women, often due to security forces considering them less suspicious.
September 1, 2013

 The May 2013 edition of the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist Listincluded its first woman – Joanne Chesimard, wanted for the 1973 killing of a New Jersey State Trooper.  


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Academic Studies at a Federal Homeland Security Intelligence Undergraduate Academy

July 1, 2009
In several recent articles in this magazine, we proposed the need to establish a federally run, full-time, resident, self-contained national academy—the U.S. Homeland Security Intelligence Academy (HSIA)—where students will be
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The Role of Universities in Preparing the Next Generation of Security Professionals

April 1, 2008
Students gain role models as they view security executives in the classroom. Guest speakers can break negative stereotypes relative to the background, training and activities of security professionals. University
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Secessionist Dangers in the United States?

May 29, 2007
The unabated sectarian violence in Iraq has rekindled suggestions that the country should be partitioned into autonomous regions along its principal religious (Sunni/Shiite) and ethnic (Kurd/Arab) factions. In areas where
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Homeland Security: A Day Without Terrorists

August 1, 2006
If that day without terrorists never comes – There’s always USAF Captain Clay "Mag" Percle from Clarksville, Tenn., a 1st Fighter Wing Raptor pilot. He recently flew a new 5th
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Anti-terror Calculations: What’s Next?

March 16, 2006
Homeland security executives feel that hotel and resort facilities such as Walt Disney World could be a terror target. Pictured is the meditation tea garden in a Disney World hotel.Last
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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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Security Magazine

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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