John Mesenbrink

John Mesenbrink is managing editor for SECURITY Magazine. He can be reached at 630-694-4026


Securing the Cup

February 13, 2004
Tim Christine, director of security for NASCAR, faces an enormous challange of securing each race on the Nextel Cup circuit.The Super Bowl, the World Series, the Daytona 500 – all
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VIDEO Surveillance: IP Video Caters to Restaurants

February 1, 2004
Internet Protocol or IP video surveillance can hit the spot for some restaurants.For example, a group of Seattle-based restaurant owners needed advanced remote monitoring systems for their restaurants and bars.
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Securing the Cup

February 1, 2004
Tim Christine, director of security for NASCAR, faces an enormous challange of securing each race on the Nextel Cup circuit.Fan and driver security is Christine's top priority.The Super Bowl, the
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Untangling Twisted Pair

January 16, 2004
Which method of video transmission is right for you? From coax to fiber optic to wireless, end users have a choice based on the needs of the application. But don’t
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The Wireless Frontier

November 11, 2003
The wireless age is upon us. Remember the golden era when television sets began to saturate the residential landscape? Then came personal computers. Now it’s the cell phone’s turn. And
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Being There Through Software

October 20, 2003
SECURITY magazine continues to cover the industry dialogue on remote video monitoring and its software. The experts involved here are: Jam Paydavousi, product line manager, American Dynamics, San Diego; Brian
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Going Mobile

August 14, 2003
It could catch a bad guy. It could prevent property damage. It could ultimately save a life. It is a mobile video recording system. These systems help transit systems –
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On Location, Virtually

August 14, 2003
The advent of IP-addressable cameras and networkable surveillance gives security managers the flexibility of monitoring their facilities from virtually anywhere in the world. Time, effort and money are saved by
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Beyond the Camera

June 11, 2003
There are certain technology breakthroughs in the security industry that are considered era benchmarks. To iterate that digital is one of these benchmarks would be an understatement. Functionality at the
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Reaching the Top in Access

May 7, 2003
Since September 11th, access control has been one of the leading categories of products purchased, or a top priority for security personnel looking to bolster their facility security. Depending on
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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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July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for 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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