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News Events & Security Marketing: Caution

The bombings at the Boston Marathon tripped up many a security manufacturer, integrator, pundit, and marketing staffer in the days and weeks since.  Sadly, many of these so-called security professionals remain unaware (or maybe aware, but unfazed) of their tumble. A tragedy like Boston is not the time to market your product, with all its […]

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Filtering Security Opinions

You don’t have to work in the security industry for very long to realize there are many opinions on best practices, management approaches, security strategy, and more.  Some are proponents of proactive, low-profile risk-based security programs focused on intellectual property and adding value to the business.  Other programs are high-profile, protective programs complete with armed […]

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Peers vs. Promotion: Professional Awards

Awards to individuals in the security profession are plentiful.  But which are truly meaningful and which hold a hidden agenda? This week it was an announcement from a trade magazine that caught my eye.  The title was “Do you know the most influential person in the security industry?”  It was calling for nominations and outlined […]

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Security in Depth: Knowledge Transfer

Yesterday, in my “What’s Next?” article, I offered my own thought that “Knowledge Transfer” within the security industry is a pressing need.   Not wanting my thoughts to be a distraction in yesterday’s piece—where the goal was to solicit reader feedback–I intentionally didn’t elaborate on whyI feel “Knowledge Transfer” needs to be our “What’s Next?” I […]

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What’s Next?

When Security Professionals let their minds explore the future of the industry, I’m curious.  Curious about what YOU see as the “next big thing”in security or how you would complete the phrase “wouldn’t it be great if we could….” relative to the industry. I realize perspectives vary based on where one is at in their […]

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Security Professionals and Communications

Security Professionals must practice solid communication skills.  While that might seem like a “statement of the obvious,” daily work within the security industry reveals there is much room for improvement on the communication front. In today’s world of seemingly non-stop information flow, communication challenges certainly are not the struggles of Security Professionals alone.  Were we […]

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When They Walk, They Talk

Looking to gain a better sense of what your staff, co-workers, or even security supervisors are thinking?  Want to make it easier for them to open up with you?  Working in a mentoring relationship with a Young Professional? Consider going for a walk with them. That’s right!  Instead of sitting in the security office and […]

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Do we need a Wall of Shame?

Recently the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey drew attention to their top toll offenders.  Those who failed to pay so many tolls at bridges and tunnels within their system that the top offenders were each cheating them out of tens of thousands of dollars.  Their solution?  They published an online list of […]

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