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. 41, No. 3, March

Confessions of a Hard Drive
Even when the crime committed is as old fashioned as counterfeiting or simple theft, today's criminal is likely to be cyber-savvy, using all of the modem office tools to communicate with fellow felons. In response, today's investigator must develop high-tech...
Delivering Power Presentations
Public speaking can be one of the most intimidating experiences in life, but successful managers learn to overcome their fears and communicate like the pros. With a little practice, preparation, and commitment, anyone can give a polished presentation....
Drug Programs That Test Positive
To handle an upsurge in production demand, a plastics manufacturing plant in the Midwest decided to change the normal work shift for employees from eight hours to twelve hours. In response, some employees began taking stimulants to stay alert for the...
Finding the Right Stuff
From 1992 to 1995, John was a model contract security officer, doing an outstanding job at a prestigious downtown suite of business offices. He seemed the perfect candidate for a management position, and when a supervisory opportunity arose, John was...
It's a Lock
Hospitals may get the most media attention when gang warfare breaks out in an emergency room or an infant abduction occurs, but more common crimes are the theft of expensive equipment and dangerous drugs from hospital operating rooms (ORs). The aggressive...
Lessons in Leaving
The headquarters of an office supply retailer in the South employed just over thirty employees, most of whom had worked there several years. Although all visitors and guests were required to sign in at the front desk, security officers - having become...
One for the Road
Hotels and restaurants put themselves at risk each time they serve a customer beer, wine, or liquor. An intoxicated patron can slip and fall, get into a car accident, injure another guest, or get involved in any number of altercations that could lead...
Powerhouse Security
The Southern California Edison (SCE) Company in Redlands, California, is the nation's second largest electric utility, with a 50,000-square-mile service territory incorporating 4.3 million customers in the central and southern regions of the state. With...
Rooting out Drug Abuse
Drug testing has become routine practice among some of the country's largest employers. According to figures published by the American Management Association, more than 81 percent of major U.S. companies use drug testing. But the most common method -...
Safeguarding Trade Secrets
Gordon Employment, Inc., a temporary employment agency in Minnesota, had always considered its client list a valuable asset. When a former manager started her own employment agency by using the company's customer lists, Gordon did not hesitate to sue...
Security with a Light Touch
There is little doubt that good lighting makes employees, customers, and the general public feel more secure when working at a factory, walking across a shopping center's parking lot, or taking an evening stroll through a park. But developing an effective...
Sex, Lies and Liability
After working for two years as a systems analyst, Christine was excited when she was transferred to the company's marketing division, a position she had been hoping to get for several months. Within a few weeks, though, the excitement wore off, and Christine...
System Maintenance That Sings
Such practices as inspecting cable terminations, checking door hardware, and cleaning card-reader heads have long been routine for the security manager as part of a preventive maintenance strategy. However, a security system can still be at risk even...
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