Claire Meyer

Claire Meyer is an associate editor for Security magazine.


Highlights from ASIS 2013 – Chicago

October 8, 2013
Two weeks ago, ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits arrived in Chicago, bringing plenty of flash in its opening ceremonies, as well as plenty of possible security solutions on the show floor, as manufacturers seek to help enterprise security leaders get more from their existing investments in analog systems.
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How New Technology Enables Safer Travel – Six Mass Transit Success Stories

Thirty-five million times every weekday, people rely on public transportation to get to work, school, play and home again every day across the United States.
August 12, 2013
Thirty-five million times every weekday, people rely on public transportation to get to work, school, play and home again every day across the United States.
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How to Detect and Thwart Recent Fraud Trends

Internal Controls Improve; Collusion Schemes Increase
May 14, 2013
As fraud controls get stronger, criminal elements start teaming up to beat the system. But, as Jason Lelio points out, collusions schemes get harder and harder when faced with stringent internal controls.
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Getting Smart about Smartphone Security

One-hundred and thirteen smartphones are stolen or lost every minute in the U.S.
May 9, 2013

One-hundred and thirteen smartphones are stolen or lost every minute in the U.S. How much data is that?

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Getting Buy-In for Remote Access

April 1, 2013
What do a small, private college in New England and a multi-airport department in Florida have in common? Remote Access Control.
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How to Use Social Media for Better #Security

March 1, 2013
Picture this – in 20 minutes, one enterprising hacker at the 2012 Defcon conference in Las Vegas learned one Wal-Mart store’s physical logistics – from the janitorial contractor to where employees go to lunch – key details about the make and version numbers of the Wal-Mart manager’s PC, browser and anti-virus software, and got the manager to upload the address of an external website into his browser – no questions asked.
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The Benefits of Trading Keys for Cards

March 1, 2013
How many key cards does it take to open a door in Hennepin County, Minnesota? Thanks to Kirk Simmons, just one.
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Improving Communication with New Intelligent Intercom Systems

February 1, 2013
The Bandos Island Resort and Spa had a communications problem – the Maldives Islands resort needed a direct connection between the two control centers over an eight-mile distance without spending more money on a legacy audio system.
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Learning How to Manage Investigations

February 1, 2013
Conducting investigations within a security organization is very different than an episode of Miami Vice– from the timeframe to the interviews to, probably, the color of the investigator’s blazer. The process isn’t as thrilling as TV makes it out to be, but, as ACFE President and CEO James Ratley knows, that perception can work in your favor
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How Dumpsters Cause Data Breaches

January 10, 2013
After a laptop breaks, where does it go? Your old work laptop, perhaps too slow to keep up with the growing pace of the Internet, is retired to the IT department, which issues you a nice, shiny new one. But what about all of your old files? Your data? Your client information?
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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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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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