John McClurg

John McClurg

John McClurg, VP, Chief Security Officer, Dell Global Security and 2011 OSAC Co-Chair


On the Track of OSAC: New Delhi, 17th Annual General Meeting, India Chapter

Ten years after the inaugural launch of OSAC in Washington D.C. its India Country Council commenced gatherings.

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On the Trail of OSAC: Philadelphia, Annual ASIS International Seminar

This week members of the OSAC leadership and RISC teams again found themselves on the road.  They converged on Philadelphia together with thousands other security-focused professionals for the 58th Annual ASIS International Seminar.  David Schnorbus, Executive Director; Peter Ford, Deputy-Executive Director; Anna Rapp, Jennifer Hardwick, and Jacqueline Schools of our  RISC team – and I – greeted interested attendees who passed by our OSAC booth.  

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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, London

Leaving Moscow behind we shifted our focus to a venue of more imminent concern: London…the site of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place here in just over two months on 27th of July to the 12th of August 2012. The OSAC London County Council is well-established and is prepped and already very much engaged in the Pre-Olympic planning.
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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, Moscow

In February of 2002, I made my way to Salt Lake City, the site of the XIX Winter Olympic Games, where as the Head of Security of one of the Corporate sponsors I had been invited by Mitt Romney to “lock shields” with him and Federal assets in protecting the Olympic games, the first since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The lingering threat posture meant a higher level of security than ever before provided for the Games.
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On the Track of OSAC: 15th Annual Regional Security Conference, Singapore

Resuming our blogs, initiated last year from around the globe, members of the OSAC Council have convened here in Singapore for the 15th Annual Regional Security Conference.
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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, Seattle, Washington

I can think of no more an appropriate way to cap our three-country survey of Asia than with the Pan-Asia Regional Council (PARC) meeting, graciously hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation--nor any more appealing venue than their beautiful new, (extremely "green") offices located in the shadow of the "Space Needle" here in Seattle.
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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, Seoul, Korea

Korea is said by some to be more than 5,000 years old. It's in the heart of that antiquity that our delegation convened in Seoul where we continued a cyber-focused theme in our discussions of the particular security challenges faced here in Korea. While not my first time in this ancient country—the only nation in the world that yet remains divided—it is my first visit since having joined the ranks of the private sector.

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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, Shanghai, China

We're here in Shanghai, considered by many as "the Paris of the East", where the stage is set for our next chapter of the Country Council Chronicles.
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On the Track of OSAC: The Country Council Chronicles, Tokyo, Japan

Seven months after a 9.0 earthquake and devastating Tsunami hit Japan, claiming at least 15, 821 lives and causing what some estimate could exceed over $300 billion dollars in damages, the last of this year's joint Public/Private OSAC delegations arrived in Tokyo, the first of three key stops in Asia: Tokyo, Shanghai, and Seoul. As one makes their way from Narita International Airport, one sees no visible signs of any lingering effects of those horrific days (although I'm told that apparently the Tokyo Tower is still slightly bent). Most of those effects are yet being dealt with much further to the north.
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On the Track of OSAC: ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida

We're here in beautiful Orlando, Florida, guests of ASIS at the ASIS International 57th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Former Acting-Executive Director, Peter Ford, and OSAC analysts--Aiste Ray, Jennifer Hardwick--and I accepted a gracious invitation to attend this year's event and the opportunity to host an informational booth to educate the participants on OSAC and its services.
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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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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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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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