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. 47, No. 9, September

A Guide to the 2003 ASIS Exhibits September 15-18, 2003 New Orleans, Louisiana
SECURITY PROFESSIONALS FROM around the globe agree that the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits provides the best opportunity to see the latest technologies and services available. The ASIS 49th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in New Orleans is no exception....
ASIS Hosts Second "Security Policy Summit"
ASIS International invited the heads of major security associations to gather in Washington, D.C., on April 30 for a discussion of issues important to security professionals and to help develop strategies for pursuing common public policy objectives....
ASIS Meets with Joint Security Training Consortium
ASIS representatives were invited to attend the Joint Security Training Consortium (JSTC) conference held at the Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia. The JSTC, with $22 million in funding, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense and the...
Can Risk Assessments Be Fact-Based? Subjectivity Can Never Be Removed Completely from the Risk Assessment Process, but It Should Be Stripped from the Data-Gathering Phase
Risk assessment is an important first step in securing a company's assets. But the quantification of risk has traditionally involved considerable guesswork. Whether one is attempting to determine the inherent and operational values of an asset or collecting...
Computer Attack Losses Drop
The financial loss caused by significant computer attacks in 2002 declined by 56 percent from 2001, even though the number of attacks was roughly the same in both years, according to the latest Computer Crime and Security Survey. The survey, conducted...
Conventional Wisdom
Phrenology, which posited that one could tell a person's character by the shape of his head, was part of the conventional wisdom of the 19th century. Today we know that the theory was specious. Phrenology is just one example of how the widely accepted...
Documentation Makes the Difference: Consistent Policies on Employee Discipline and Meticulous Recordkeeping Can Help Keep a Company out of the Courtroom
Several years ago, a long-term employee of a large company sued his employer. The plaintiff argued that his termination in a work force reduction was due to his age, in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He testified at...
Enforcement, Not More Laws, Needed to Fight Spam
No fewer than 33 states have laws on the books prohibiting or restricting spam, and in Congress legislators continue to press for federal legislation that would outlaw this online pariah. Implicit in legislation is the assumption that enforcement will...
FCRA's Meaning Unveiled: Recent Court Cases Have Interpreted the Fair Credit Reporting Act in a Light Favorable to Employers, Leading to Hope for a More Reasonable Approach on the Horizon
In ancient times, the mysteries of the universe were said to be hidden behind seven veils. Penetrating the true meaning of government regulations can seem as daunting at times. That is especially true of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. First passed...
Guarded Optimism Greets Officer Guidelines
It's well known that standards for security officer training and screening vary wildly by jurisdiction. Florida, for example, mandates 24 hours of pre-hire training, 16 hours of post-hire training, and a federal background check; Missouri requires...
Hard Work in the Big Easy: New Orleans' Motto Is "Let the Good Times Roll," but Its Homeland Security Efforts since 9-11 Are Anything but Laissez Faire
New Orleans, famed for its Mardi Gras festival--which draws 1.5 million revelers--is also home to five major universities, nuclear power plants, petroleum facilities and refineries, chemical plants, and seaports, all of which require heightened security...
Home on the Page
@ www.securitymanagement.com When you walk the exhibit floor and attend educational sessions at this month's ASIS seminar and exhibits, consider the volume of information that you must sift through to keep current. Let Security Management Online...
Hospital Adopts a Hands-On Approach
Rex Healthcare--a private, not-for-profit organization--has met the healthcare needs of Wake County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas since 1894, when John Rex made a bequest to establish a hospital that would care for the sick regardless of their...
Louisiana's Homeland Security Strategy
Ten days after the terrorist attacks, Louisiana Governor Mike Foster signed an executive order establishing the Louisiana Domestic Terrorism Advisory Committee. Its 15 members (later increased to 24) ranged from the deputy secretary of the Department...
Many Happy Returns: The Most Significant Factor Managers Should Demonstrate When Attempting to Obtain Funding for Security Projects Is Return on Investment
Much has been written since 9-11 about how security has been given a higher priority in the boardroom, but business is still driven by the bottom line. Security managers who want to obtain funding for projects have to know how to explain their value...
Mum's the Word on These Passwords
Password management is a challenge for any IT administrator, and the greater the number of access points to data, the greater the potential for a vulnerability created by a password left in default mode. The problem is even bigger for organizations...
Museums, Libraries Get Updated Resources
Cultural institutions on both sides of the Atlantic will soon find it easier to decide what security measures are appropriate, thanks to new guidance coming out from two oversight bodies. In the United States, the ASIS Museum, Library, and Cultural...
Negligent Hiring
Maine's high court has ruled that a transport company could not be held liable when one of its truck drivers menaced a family while en route to deliver goods. On December 5, 1998, Frederick Linfield was driving east on Route 9 toward New Brunswick,...
Protecting Cityspace: The Terrorist Threat across the United States Is Challenging Cities to Find Ways to Balance Security and Openness
In about fifteen months, the United States will once again celebrate its democratic heritage, with the swearing in of the nations 44th president. As always, the event will include an inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, that route is littered...
School Security
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a jury may hear a case in which a student was assaulted by a classmate during class while a teacher was present. The sovereign immunity that applies to public schools can be waived, ruled the court, if the...
Taxing Security Problems
Despite some progress in improving information security controls in the past several years, ongoing computer control weaknesses at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) "threaten the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive systems and...
There Are 13,000 Private Security Firms. but There's Only One Guardsmark[R]
Guardsmark is not like any other security services firm. TIME magazine says we are the company that "many security experts consider the best national firm in the business." In Liberation Management (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), Tom Peters describes Guardsmark...
TSA under Further Scrutiny
In a hearing last June, Harold Rogers (R-KY), chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, skewered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for cursory background checks of applicants for screener jobs;...
Unawed by Fraud: New Techniques and Technologies Have Been Enlisted in the Fight against Online Fraud
On December 19, 2002, as a result of a lengthy investigation that spanned five countries and involved myriad law enforcement authorities, from U.S. postal inspectors to Customs agents, Pakistani police arrested 25-year-old Khurram Iftikhar. This operation...
Wardriving the Nation's Capital
Have you ever come home to discover that you left the door unlocked? A heart-stopping moment, indeed. Usually, however, you'll open the door to find everything untouched because burglars had no way of knowing that the house was an easy target that...
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