Articles by Claire Meyer

Protecting SMB Investments with Electronic Access Control

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

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"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.
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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.
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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.
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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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How to Build Ownership of a Contracted Security Officer Program

As enterprises are forced to cut budgets and adapt to leaner times, proprietary security forces are often one of the first things to shrink.
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At Columbia College, a 16-building private liberal arts college in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Bob Koverman, the associate vice president of campus safety and security, says there is no silo or separation between the 70-75 contracted security officers and supervisors and the in-house security staff on campus.


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Top Rewards of Small Business Surveillance

When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.
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When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.


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How RFID and NFC Technology Enhances the Enterprise

RFID-based access control can build those consumer-friendly functions for enterprises while still streamlining the business for smoother operations and security.
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In the consumerization of IT, such as the Bring Your Own Device movement, employees and stakeholders want their services delivered according to their preferences, and more and more are demanding digital, high-tech solutions.


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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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August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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