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Articles by Claire Meyer

Future-Proofing with Smart Card Investments

The buzz around the Vanderbilt University Medical Center was that proximity cards were the next step in hospital security and data protection

While the system is indeed better protecting patient information, enabling students to access dormitories and laundry rooms, and even presents the possibility of connecting with point of sale systems across both the university and hospital campuses, one measurable impact of swapping technologies is the reduction in maintenance. 


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How to Plan for Emergency Response Success

Just because a natural, man-made or other type of disaster has never happened within your enterprise doesn’t mean it never will

The Indiana University System is currently undergoing FEMA’s Disaster Resistant University process, which helps higher education institutions identify specific campus risks, develop a risk assessment and build a platform for an all-hazards preparedness program.


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Monitoring Operations from a Distance for Safer Operations

What are other ways that you can communicate use cases and savings to get buy-in from other departments?

Using cameras can provide a viable alternative, when combined with analytics, to bypass other infrastructure-heavy tools, such as adding fiberoptic cable to perimeter fencing to detect intruders or trenching for driveway sensors or barricades, giving Taminco and the security system an overall smaller footprint.


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Protecting SMB Investments with Electronic Access Control

Keys can be copied, codes can be shared, and investments can be lost

With programmable automatic locking from RS2 and local integrator Kendell Doors, however, Shanks can program the building’s doors to lock and unlock during various community or extracurricular events on the campus.


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Adding Function, Lowering Cost with Video Management

It’s an ongoing and inevitable conundrum for security systems managers: not all end users are experts.

The Town of Addison, Texas, is also seeing a return on its surveillance investment through easier-to-manage VMS. After a routine camera filter-and-replace, the Town’s IT department replaced cameras at three locations throughout the community: a 150,000 square-foot Athletic Club , a 44,000 square-foot Conference and Theatre Centre , and the 20-acre Addison Circle Park.


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Facilitating Better Healing with Visitor-Friendly Security

Being near family, surrounded by familiar and caring people, can help patients heal better and faster.

Badges are constructed to meet HIPAA, privacy and civil rights concerns – visitors’ last names are not included on badges, and generic room numbers are used as destination markers instead of departments (for example, badges declaring a destination of the “infectious disease” department).


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How Does the "Heartbleed" Vulnerability Affect You?

"Heartbleed" is a catchy name for a cyber vulnerability, but how exactly does it work, and how can you (and your enterprise's employees) be better protected against it?


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Mitigating Retail Shrink with Better Monitoring

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world retail theft is a cost of doing business.

Retail theft may be a cost of doing business, but intelligent surveillance strategies can help mitigate risks, improve insurance premiums and monitor employees.


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How Thermal Cameras Protect Critical Infrastructure

Thermal cameras have been a staple of popular culture media for decades, and it is now even available via smartphone.

But while the smartphone case, debuted at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, is marketed primarily for personal use, including identifying wildlife, detecting home energy loss or a variety of other practical and creative uses, thermal cameras remain a valuable investment for enterprise security leaders, even though you can’t fit them in your pocket.


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How to Secure Temporary events Post-Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.


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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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September 2014

2014 September

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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