Bernard Scaglione

Bernard J. Scaglione, CPP, CHPA, CHSP is the Director of Healthcare Security Services for G4S Secure Solutions. He has 30 years of experience in the healthcare security field including a Master’s Degree from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice in New Jersey. Ben currently serves on the Board of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). He served on IAHSS Education Council from 2005 until 2011. Ben is past Chairman of the ASIS International Healthcare Council and the Past President of the New York City Metropolitan Healthcare Safety and Security Directors Association. He has been a columnist for Security Magazine and contributing author for the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. Ben was an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute in New York teaching engineers and architects in physical security. He taught at Interboro Institute in New York and at New Jersey City University. He was also an instructor at John Jay College Peace Officer Academy.

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Hospital Security Lapses in 2013 Turn Spotlight on Security Officer Training

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On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th.
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How GTRI Practices Could Protect Schools from Violence

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As all security experts know, one of the basic principles utilized in securing buildings or institutions is controlling access onto the property and into building by using basic security measures such as security officers, fencing, bars on windows or electronic access control systems.
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Assessing Access Control Standards

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Door hardware plays such a significant role in access control and identification. A door that does not close properly provides no access control. The alignment of the door: the door hinges, return and handle hardware all combine with an electronic access device or a key to secure a room, building or facility. It is the quality of door hardware that makes for an operational physical barrier or controlled access point.
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Managing Modern Risks in Access Control and Identification

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As evidenced in this year’s Security 500 report, today’s leading organizations have understood that they cannot operate without Security’s participation. They see the security program as a value advantage. And security leaders, in turn, are creating value across the entire organization and “taming their risk tiger.”
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How to Fight Back Against Hackers

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In the beginning of September, a group of computer hackers calling themselves AntiSec announced that they had stolen a file containing unique identification data for 12,367,232 Apple iOS devices. They claimed the database was stolen from the compromised laptop of an FBI agent. Simultaneous to AntiSec’s release, the FBI denied the claim. To substantiate their claim, AntiSec released one million of the unique identifiers minus the personal data embedded in the stolen file.
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How Cities Use Mesh Networks for Surveillance

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In the past five years, city surveillance has become one of the largest vertical markets in the network surveillance industry. Throughout North America, cities of all sizes are deploying city-wide surveillance solutions. Even cities with populations as small as 10,000 are deploying systems.
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Eliminating Unauthorized Fire Door Access

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Two topics that I can never discuss enough are the reduction of violence and the use of access control and identification as a major component utilized to reduce violence. A few months ago there was another devastating shooting in the U.S.: the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting that killed 12 people and injured more than 50.
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Preventing Healthcare Crime With Access Control and ID

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In August 2010, the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) published a survey of healthcare security executives which revealed an increase in violent crimes within the reporting hospitals.
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Censoring Social Media to Reduce Risk

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With the advent of social media, personal and professional identities are beginning to blend together. I am linked, I tweet and am face booked. I have my own space; I can Skype and even FaceTime. By accessing all these sites, my professional and personal lives seem to be getting in the way of each other. In fact, my personal and professional identities are melding.
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Metrics: The Evaluation of Access Control and Identification

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Using metrics provides a quantifiable way to measure the effectiveness of security programs and processes. As the popularity of metrics has increased over the past few years so has the number and type of metrics that are used to evaluate efficiencies. However, without proper vetting, metrics may not effectively evaluate the process or program that is being measured.
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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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In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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