Two-Factor Authentication

It’s somewhat odd how certain security technologies have very slow adoption rates where a great ...

Mandated Video Surveillance?

In Michigan, a recent gas station abduction case has stirred national attention.  Newspapers and national morning news shows have focused on the case of missing gas station attendant Jessica Heeringa, asking viewers to be watching for a suspect outlined in a police sketch and to contact authorities with any information in the case. The case […]

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Q & A: Michele Freadman, CPP

Aviation Security Executives saw their role change dramatically after 9/11.  No airport was more affected than Boston Logan International from where two of the 9/11 hi-jacked airliners originated.  Over a decade later, Michele Freadman, CPP, is the Security Executive charged with coordinating aviation security at Boston Logan—a part of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).  In […]

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Stand-Up Security Meetings

I’m a huge advocate of “Stand-Up” meetings.  That’s right, gathering a security staff together and having a discussion while standing up. On the face of it, the idea can sound silly.  Many might wonder how it’s any different than your team sitting around a conference room table and meeting. Others may think the whole idea […]

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We’re All Marketers

Often when we think of Security Marketing, we think of the manufacturers cranking out product press releases or planning for their next trade show.  Sometimes we think of Integrators and their efforts to influence and win new security accounts and projects for their business.  But what about the Marketing being done by the Security or […]

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Q & A: Eduard Emde, CPP

With 38,000 members worldwide, Eduard Emde is the first non-US member within ASIS International to be elected to the Presidency.  Making his home in the Netherlands, Eduard has been traveling the world extensively to promote ASIS and the Security Industry since taking office in January of this year.  Throughout his travels, Voice of Security has […]

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A Not So Great Conversation

I am a huge advocate of reviewing and discussing the future of the security industry.  Doing so will help our industry navigate a path forward—a path where security is a valued, relevant, and a vital player in corporate leadership.   Failing to consider and discuss the future of the security industry insures stagnation and relegation to […]

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Thank You: Original Thought

I find it rare these days to see original thought on the subject of security.  The fundamental foundations of the security industry are frequently considered to be set in stone.  And, all too often, it appears that a very small group of security “movers and shakers” (be they individuals, authors, speakers, or associations) are setting […]

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Of Background Checks & Reputation Protection

ESPN has had a bit of an “unfortunate incident” revealed in just the last few days, which—as of my writing this piece—doesn’t appear to be widely reported.  The security angle and ramifications are what caught my eye and why I thought readers might learn a bit from the story. In a nutshell, a columnist writing […]

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