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. 34, No. 1, January

A Headache for the Host
A HEADACHE FOR THE HOST CERTAIN COMPUTER SOFTWARE packages now contain methods for keeping hackers out of the personal computer (PC) domain or at least detecting infiltrations and removing them before any harm is done. Because of these software packages...
A Tale of Two Countries
A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES AFTER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN military and civilian law enforcement in the United Kingdom as well as in various management positions with Pinkerton's in the United States, I thought I had seen or heard it all. Then I was transferred...
Crimes of the Vault
CRIMES OF THE VAULT BANK FRAUD IS A TERM USED to describe a large and varied list of offenses, ranging from simple check forgeries to complex wire transfer schemes. But all these frauds have the same objective - to steal money from a financial institution....
Eschew Obfuscation!
Eschew Obfuscation! Three hundred years ago Francis Bacon observed that "reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man." This is no less true today than it was three centuries ago. However, in this information age most...
In Pursuit of the Paperless Workplace
IN PURSUIT OF THE PAPERLESS WORKPLACE NOTHING IN INDUStrial security can turn hair prematurely gray as swiftly as classified document control. A document unaccounted for can cause many unpleasant hours, first attempting to locate it, then investigating...
It's 1990 - Do You Know How Liable You Are?
IT'S 1990 - DO YOU KNOW HOW LIABLE YOU ARE? THE THREAT OF PREMISES LIAbility for inadequate security is fast becoming a legitimate business concern. Rising violence and increased third party litigation has forced business managers to reassess loss...
Keeping Watch over Mass Transit
Keeping Watch Over MASS TRANSIT TRANSIT SYSTEM SECUrity conjures up thoughts of the Bernhard Goetz subway shooting incident along with visions of grafitti-covered New York subway cars. The public perceives the transit system to be rampant with crime....
Mattel - Where Security Isn't Child's Play
MATTEL - WHERE SECURITY ISN'T CHILD'S PLAY IN 1959, THE FIRST BARBIE doll took the toy market by storm. Since then more than 500 million dolls have been sold. That's a lot of Barbies. That's a lot of money. That's a lot of security. Mattel Inc.,...
Paving the Way into the '90S
PAVING THE WAY INTO THE '90s I DON'T THINK ANYone comes on the board without the question in the back of his or her mind, `Gee, I wonder if I'll ever be selected to be president.' But that was not foremost in my mind," says Lawrence J. (Larry) Howe,...
Reinvestigations - Are They Really Necessary?
Reinvestigations - Are They Really Necessary? In early September 1960, an ambitious Cornell University engineering graduate student was hired by a major West Coast aerospace firm. Soon after he began his new job, he learned he needed a security clearance...
Renaissance Manager
RENAISSANCE MANAGER A RECENT OP-ED ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST NOTED THAT SCHOLARS and think-tank types at the Brookings and Hoover institutions, the Heritage Foundation, and the Institute for Policy Studies are making their predictions for the...
Who's the Fairest of Them All?
WHO'S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL? ALMOST EVERYONE is familiar with the fairy-tale words "Mirror, mirror on the wall" and their ability to give the viewer the answer to a question. After 18 years in the security field, I am approaching what is most likely...
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