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Two-Factor Authentication

It’s somewhat odd how certain security technologies have very slow adoption rates where a great product, service, or technique can languish in obscurity for years before becoming popular and widespread. My own thought is IP Video followed this path, and PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) is in the throes of this reality right now.  But […]

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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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5 Months Later: Sandy Hook School Violence

20 schoolchildren and 6 adult staff members fatally shot.  It was nearly five months ago that horrific school violence struck Sandy Hook Elementary school in the northeastern United States. In the first days and few weeks after the shootings, the world embraced Sandy Hook, the grieving parents, the entire community, and all the surviving children […]

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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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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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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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