Articles by Ajay Jain

To Build or To Buy: Solutions to Access Management Software Dilemmas

March 25, 2014
To build or to buy is a question that must be answered when an enterprise contemplates new technology to gain efficiency, improve productivity, bring down the cost of operation or improve their strategic advantage.
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How to Converge PSIM and PIAM for Total Situational Awareness

May 14, 2013
As companies grow, security becomes both a bigger challenge and a more urgent concern. Companies typically add new security systems as they grow, often resulting in an assortment of disparate systems that lack centralized management.
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Addressing Airport Security’s Inside Threats

March 12, 2013
Airline and airport workers (and vendors) require access to sensitive and restricted areas during the normal course of their required duties.
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Controlling Credentials, Identity and Access on Campus

January 29, 2013
While conventional credentials such as visitor passes and access devices enable physical access, the underlying issue is to verify, validate and track the individuals holding these credentials. The ability to effectively manage identities campus-wide improves security to best protect people, property and assets.
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Four Risks in Manual Identity Enrollment

November 13, 2012
Manual processes are the weakest link in an automated system. As corporations strive to be more lean and efficient, employees are often tasked with extra duties and stresses that can aggravate the problem.
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Three Characteristics of Successful Visitor Management Programs

September 9, 2012
Visitors can present a potential risk to any organization, and managing that risk is an important component of security.
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Five Ways to Streamline Credentials for Accuracy

August 14, 2012
Proper credentialing is a critical element of identity management. In some organizations, however, credentialing may not be automated or integrated into an enterprise-wide identity management system.
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7 Ways Automated Identity Management Solves CFATS, RBPS Standards

July 10, 2012
It has been five years since the Department of Homeland Security introduced the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a program designed to secure the nation's chemical infrastructure by identifying high risk chemical facilities and requiring them to implement risk-based performance standards.
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Software Changes Unify Identity and Access Management

February 28, 2012
The current state of the access control infrastructure at many enterprise companies might best be described as fractured. Multiple disparate physical and logical access control systems and cumbersome manual processes are all too common. While standardizing on a single system corporate-wide might address one symptom of the problem, it would require a huge capital outlay to rip and replace multiple systems.
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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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Security Magazine

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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