Articles by Claire Meyer

How to Assess Surveillance in K-12 Schools

Start the conversation with administrators and parents about how surveillance can boost safety, district efficiency and investigation success.
September 1, 2013

On December 14, 2012, 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were killed, sparking a media storm and a nationwide conversation about the amount of security in U.S. schools.

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How to Build a Strategic Defense with IT Integration

The security industry’s defenses against cyber attacks have not evolved much over the last decade, but threat actors’ methods expand daily.
September 1, 2013

Right now, the bad guys are winning." It’s a bleak statement from Dave Frymier, the CISO for Unisys Corp., but one that many enterprise security executives need to hear.

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Why CSOs Lose Their Influence and Get Fired

Your path to a pink slip might have started on day one – it’s failure in the soft skills that gets enterprise security executives fired.
September 1, 2013

You might already be on your way to a pink slip – according to industry experts, the termination process might begin before a CSO even starts work at a new enterprise.

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How the Latest Insurance Trends Help in Disaster Planning

Is your enterprise insured for global travel, pandemics and cyber risks?
August 1, 2013

Storm, Hurricane. Workplace Violence, Terrorism. Missing Person, Kidnapping. A name is just a name, right? Not in insurance, it isn’t. 

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Trading Up on Surveillance at Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority

How a Mid-Sized Housing Authority Took the Leap into 21st Century Surveillance to Reduce Crime and Improve Quality of Life
July 2, 2013

In Pittsburgh, Pa., residents of housing authority properties were afraid, and their quality of life was suffering. Shootings often went unreported, a lack of usable evidence kept criminal elements on the streets, and residents were being victimized.

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How Business Intelligence Becomes an Eco-Research Tool

Scientists in Australia's Rainforests and California's Beaches Use Business Analysis to Collect Data and Save the Ecosystem
June 3, 2013

As environmental regulations increase, industrialization’s effects stretch further and ecological scientists grasp for new ways to collect vital data, some parties are all reaching for the same thing: business intelligence. 

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How Cloud Computing and Storage Improves Forensics and Investigations

Cloud computing has been the buzzword of the security industry for half a decade, but how much do we understand about it, and how much is just hype?
June 1, 2013

Cloud computing has been the buzzword of the security industry for half a decade, but how much do we understand about it, and how much is just hype?

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SIA Subcommittee Seeks to Overcome Perimeter Security Language Barriers

May 1, 2013

A new SIA subcommittee seeks to educate end users on perimeter security requirements and best practices, especially for video detection. 

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Security in Chicago: Remembering NATO 2012

April 23, 2013

NATO came to Chicago in May 2012, and security officials just can't help themselves talking about how well it went off. 

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Security in Chicago: Balancing Life Safety, Business and Tourism

April 23, 2013

Chicago's long, arduous history with fire has culminated in one of the strictest fire codes in the U.S., but many Second City establishments don't settle for the bare minimum of training and procedure. 

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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

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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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