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Articles by Claire Meyer

Join the Conversation: Security and Perception Post-9/11

Today, as we remember the terrible events of the morning of September 11, 2001, the staff of Security magazine is considering how far we have come, and how far we have left to go.


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How to Adjust Security for Hazardous Locations

Many enterprises are looking beyond the U.S. shores to expand into emerging markets.

Employees traveling abroad often want to spend off-hours and weekends sightseeing, but that doesn’t mean that enterprises can lose track of them during that time.


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ASIS 2014: Technology to Equip Enterprises for Success

Noteworthy Security Products from ASIS 2014

Get a sneak peek at the security products to be showcased at ASIS 2014.


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Managing Security for a Growing Corporate Campus

The Cox Enterprises campus went from having one employee entrance to three, in addition to a visitor entrance.

While the police and fire department response times are good in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in medical emergencies, security officers are often the first on the scene. The G4S officers are trained in first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) devices.


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How Atlanta Increased Security by Sharing Surveillance

Atlanta’s Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC) started with a mere 17 city-funded cameras three years ago.

Through the VIC, private-sector enterprises can join the program for a small licensing fee, and tie their exterior surveillance cameras into the VIC network. Or, if they prefer, enterprises (especially small businesses or residential complexes) can lease a camera from the police department or another proprietary business.


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How Enterprise Situational Awareness Builds Metrics

It’s a common phrase in the security field: “There is no silver bullet to prevent incidents.”

By combining video surveillance and big data gathered throughout the enterprise, he and his team can look for red flags, such as one particular bartender who has low revenue, a high number of voids and no-sales.


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Sneak Peek: ASIS 2014 Security Technology

Take a look at the product preview for ASIS 2014.

Take a look at products from Honeywell, Axis Communications, HID Global and more.


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Securing Parking Lots with Infrastructure and Lighting

More than 110,000 property crimes occurred every year in commercial parking lots and garages between 2004 and 2008, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The key to gaining the full benefits of your security system is getting in early, Moreno says. If security can introduce plans for parking security technology before construction starts on a structure, the department can save up to 40 percent on infrastructure.


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Boosting Detection with Video Analytics

Can a high-tech, high-cost video surveillance system be wasted on its monitors?

According to Royce Jeffries, the VP of Security Risk Management for Cornhusker Bank, the area had been affected by “lane gang crimes” – thieves break into vehicles or homes to take wallets and checkbooks. Then they drive to the bank with a check and the account holder’s ID, go to the furthest drive-through lane, often in disguise, and try to cash checks.


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Adapting Surveillance and Video Analytics for High-Stakes Ports

Surveillance and ports seem to go hand in hand

According to Greg DeCanio, the Chief of Law Enforcement at LIMA, the new video management system provides airport security personnel with “the ability to access video at our computers, making us more efficient and letting us monitor activity for security and law enforcement purposes at the touch of a button.”


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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 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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