Articles by Claire Meyer

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
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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
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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?
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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

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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

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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

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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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Security in Chicago: Fostering Ownership with Contract Security

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It’s important for security professionals to understand their ownership of the facility they protect, and this could be difficult to foster in contracted security officials. However, several Chicago establishments have gone a long way to build that sense in some of the city’s landmark facilities. 


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Security in Chicago: Public-Private Partnerships and the Reality of Boston

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The bombing at the Boston marathon may have shaken the nation to its core, but it has strengthened the resolve of security professionals to perform to the best of their abilities, as well as to supplement their own strength through public-private partnerships. 


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Intuition, Business Intelligence Reign at ISC West

Walking the Show Floor at ISC West 2013
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What new innovations were unveiled this year? How will they fit into your business strategy? We walk the show floor so you don't have to -- Get the scoop from Security magazine.


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Solving the BYOD Puzzle by Controlling Data and Devices

A Security Magazine Online Exclusive
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BYOD is a growing sensation in the business world, but the trend often leaves security as an afterthought. Three BYOD experts share their advice and experience on how mobile workers, home offices and BYOD can improve business while still managing data security. 


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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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