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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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When Investigations Hit Home

Security Managers often find themselves addressing challenges.  Let’s face it, challenges are part and parcel of the job.  But, few challenges compare to incidents or investigations focused on the actions of security staff members.  When a member of the security staff is suspected of workplace theft, on-the-job drug use, data breaches, or worse, it can […]

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Retro Surveillance at the Purple Cow

Back in the early 80’s I worked for a large retailer with limited video surveillance technology from the 70’s.  I’m talking cameras with vacuum tubes in them.  Box cameras that really were the size of shoebox.  Invariably, they never worked.  Between age, little to no maintenance, and multiple points of failure—these cameras were practically useless […]

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