Security Management

Security Management is a magazine covering loss prevention and security. Since it was founded in 1957, it is published monthly. The magazine is published by ASIS International.Subjects for Security Management include building management and maintenance. The editor-in-chief is Sherry Harowitz.

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 12, December

Assessments Target Third Parties: When Evaluating Their Data Security Programs, Companies Must Consider the Safety of Outsourced Information
WHEN IT COMES TO assessing the security of their data, companies typically look for their weakest link. And increasingly, they're concerned that it lies with third party business partners. Firms have increasingly entrusted their data to third parties...
Better Controls for Contractors: Before Contract Employees Can Enter the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, They Must Be Fingerprinted and Pass a Rigorous Screening Process
THE U.S. COAST GUARD headquarters in Washington D.C. is a busy place. About 65,000 people enter its doors every month About 9,000 of these people work for outside contractors, as well as for the subcontractors they have hired, and each of them needs...
Caring for Patients' Records
THE BRODY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE at East Carolina University (ECU), like other institutions covered by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), has to make sure that anyone handling electronic patient records is properly trained...
Corporate Boards Adopt Secure Portals
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AROUND THE TIME of the dot com boom, several companies tried to launch secure online portals that would be used for deals such as mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. Bankers, attorneys, and company executives...
Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
****# Critical Infrastructure: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. By Robert Radvanovsky; published by CRC Press, www.crcpress.com (Web); 336 pages; $89.95. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This work offers a compendium of U.S. government guidelines...
Disaster Preparedness 2.0
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SECURITY PROFESSIONALS may think that the latest Web site capabilities, such as social networking, blogging, and "wikiness" (more on this later) are just for teens or for recreational use, but they actually have serious implications...
Electronic Security Systems: A Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions
****# Electronic Security Systems: A Manager's Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions. By Robert Pearson; Published by Butterworth-Heinemann available from ASIS, item # 1726, 703/519-6200 (phone), www.asisonline.org (Web); 384 pages; $50.00...
Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Identification
****# Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Identification. By Nigel Iyer and Martin Samociuk; published by Gower Publishing Co., www.gowerpub.com (Web); 220 pages; $114.95. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The various corporate fraud and corruption scandals...
Games Aid Emergency Management: New Game-Based Training Simulations Are Designed to Reduce the Cost and Increase the Effectiveness of Disaster Planning
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT is a training-intensive business. For security professionals, civilian administrators, and senior first responders, that usually means daylong, meeting-based tabletop exercises to drill on procedure and decision making. Less often,...
Integrated Security Systems Design
***** Integrated Security Systems Design. By Thomas Norman, CPP, PSP, CSC; published by Butterworth-Heinemann, www.elsevier.com (Web); 472 pages; $49.95. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In recent months I had to read numerous books on security integration...
Interstate Interoperability
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] IT DIDN'T TAKE an incident of national significance for city officials in Danville, Virginia, to understand the importance of interoperable communications. Danville sits in Pittsylvania County in Virginia's southern edge,...
No More Corporate Cash for Militias: U.S. Companies Must Be Cautious in Dealing with Foreign Militia Groups as the Government Cracks Down on Payment Schemes
WHEN WE THINK OF the war on terror, we think of American business as an ally of the U.S. government, but when it comes to doing business in a conflict zone like Colombia or Nigeria, some companies have straddled the line--paying off or otherwise supporting...
Nuclear Power Plants Connect to State Agencies
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE PENNSYLVANIA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) now have a real-time view of monitors at Exelon Corp.'s three Pennsylvania nuclear power plants, including Three Mile Island...
Nurturing Workplace Expertise: Companies Must Analyze Critical Jobs and Understand How to Nurture the Expertise Workers Need to Perform Those Tasks
WORKPLACE EXPERTISE is the fuel of an organization. Experts are good problem solvers in their field because they have a high level of training, skill, knowledge, and judgment concerning a specialized domain. Successful companies know this, and they...
Ovation for Innovation
It can be depressing to work in security, with its focus on the dark side of human nature. But at the ASIS International seminar and exhibits each year, I see evidence of our better nature--camouflaged amid the flashing lights and flashy sales pitches...
Security Solutions
A RECORD-SETTING 23,708 PEOPLE gathered in Las Vegas in September to attend the ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Keynote speakers both informed and inspired attendees with presentations on management trends and U.S. foreign policy....
Shining Light on Nonlethal Weapons: A New Device That Uses Light to Incapacitate Suspects Is the Latest Tool in Law Enforcement's Nonlethal Arsenal
IMAGINE A FLASHLIGHT that temporarily blinds people and makes them nauseous, thus incapacitating them without using damaging lasers or causing long-term harm. It sounds like magic, but it's actually a new entry in the non lethal weapon category. ...
Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A. Q. Kahn Network
***** Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A. Q. Kahn Network. By Gordon Corera; published by Oxford University Press, USA www.oup.com/us (Web); 288 pages; $28. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When...
Show No Fear
THE IMPORTANCE OF A MEASURED RESPONSE to threats or violence in the workplace has never been higher, both in terms of potential liability for an employer who doesn't take the appropriate steps to safeguard staff and, of course, for the person actually...
State Perspective-Massachusetts Interview with Juliette N. Kayyem
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Juliette N. Kayyem is Massachusetts' undersecretary of public safety for homeland security, serving since the post's creation in January of this year. She began her career in public service as a lawyer for the U.S. Justice...
Steuer Wins Criscuoli Award
At the ASIS International 53rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits held in Las Vegas in September, Michael A. Steuer, CPP, was honored as the 2007 recipient of the ASIS International E.J. Criscuoli, Jr., CPP, Volunteer Leadership Award. With 24 years of service...
TechTalk from Microsoft: Removing Malware
This is the second in a series of four pieces that will highlight resources available from Microsoft. ASIS International is partnering with Microsoft to help raise IT awareness among its membership. Malware continues to present a serious threat...
Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Second Edition
***** Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Second Edition. By Michael R. Ronczkowski; published by CRC Press, www.crcpress.com (Web); 392 pages; $89.95. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the years...
Top 10 Performing Security Industry Stocks for September
Top 10 Performing Security Industry Stocks for September Company/ % Stock Symbol Increase Price Allied Defense Group 75% $7.88 ADG Law Enforcement Assoc. 33% $1.08 AID 3COM ...
Top 10 Security Industry Private Investments for September
Top 10 Security Industry Private Investments for September Company Investment Lead $ US (mil) Investor Scitor Corp $500 Leonard Green Time Domain Corp. $25 Pharos Capital ...
Tracking Dangerous Cargo
A TRAIN OF TANK CARS loaded with chlorine, lye, and other chemicals rolled into rural Graniteville, South Carolina, early on the morning of January 6, 2005. Hours earlier, a crew had parked another of the Norfolk Southern trains on a local track siding,...
U.S. Federal Legislation
FIRE SAFETY. Two bills (S. 1615 and H.R. 2882) introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-NY), respectively, currently pending in Congress would require that all nursing homes install automatic fire sprinkler systems. ...
U.S. Judicial Decisions
DATA SECURITY. A federal appeals court has ruled that customers cannot sue a bank for future damages that might occur due to lax data security. The court determined that the customers had no grounds to sue because they had not yet suffered any damages....
WHO Is Preparing for the Inevitable Pandemic
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) says that only "collective international public health action" will stem the spread of a future infectious disease pandemic. WHO, a United Nations agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, says...