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. 36, No. 10, October

Criminal Interrogation Techniques on Trial
THE INTERROGATION OF CRIMINAL suspects is essential to the investigation process, and in a large percentage of solved cases, a confession played a vital part. Nevertheless, when a confession is presented as evidence at a criminal trial, it is often...
Disconnecting Phone Fraud
New phone company programs are helping businesses pull the plug on phone fraud scams. Sprint has led the way. WHAT WOULD YOUR COMPANY do if it received a phone bill with $430,000 in fraudulent calls? Would it pay the charges? Is it legally obligated...
Effective Screening for Airport Checkpoints
WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES detection at airports continues to be a top priority, yet the majority of X-ray systems at airport carry-on checkpoints use older technology. Budget constraints and a lack of certainty about the best new technological advances...
Kohler Counterplot Catches Criminals
A dash of legal savvy, a pinch of patience, and a dot of technology--actually, a microdot of technology--allowed Kohler Company of Kohler, WI, to cook up a skillful sting operation aimed at snaring the perpetrators of an alleged internal theft enterprise....
On the Road Again
A COMPREHENSIVE EXECUTIVE PROTECTION program encompasses many disciplines, and advance work is a critical component of any plan. It is during this stage that security professionals can spot potentially dangerous situations. Advance work is a difficult...
Physical Education for Campus Security
THE FIRST GOAL OF A PHYSICAL SEcurity program at an educational institution is to assess the physical and geographical characteristics of the campus. For example, an institution located in a rural environment does not need the same loss prevention measures...
Protecting Disney's Wonderful World
It takes more than magic to keep Mickey and the gang safe. Security hosts are the stars of the show when it comes to securing The Walt Disney Studios. MICKEY MOUSE IS EVerywhere. He is on pens, ties, desks, and dishes. Even the bushes are trimmed in...
Recognizing the Risks of Employee Reductions
COMPANY-WIDE STAFF CUTS have become commonplace in today's economic environment, but the experience is in no way routine for the individuals affected. The emotionally charged nature of downsizing makes it essential that security and human resources personnel...
Risk Management for Small Business
WHEN NEW OWNERS BOUGHT Heartland Moving and Storage Co. last August, one of their first actions was to ask their insurance agent to put together a risk management program. "At that time, there were no safety measures to prevent accidents," says Bob Jackson,...
Security Goes Underwater
THE OPENING OF THE CHANNEL TUNNEL HAS BEEN postponed from June 15, 1993, until late summer. This delay may not be bad, as it will give more time to consider the security aspects of this unique venture. Other long-distance, underwater tunnels have been...
Sex, Lies, and Computer Animation
Alexander Jason, CPP, a forensic animation specialist and ballistics consultant with ANITE Group of Pinole, CA, made courtroom history last February when he testified at the murder trial of Jim Mitchell. It was the first time three-dimensional computer...
Terrorist Attacks or Anxiety Attacks?
The United States has not been the fertile ground for international terrorist attacks that it was predicted to be after the Persian Gulf War and after the US indictment of two Libyan nationals suspected of bombing Pan Am Flight 103. Was all the angst...
The Art of Customs Clearance
SECURITY PROFESSIONALS ARE often called on to travel to foreign countries on business. But the problems that accompany carrying commercial equipment abroad can make the journey more of an adventure than a business trip. Business travelers must declare...
The Downside of Downsizing
Downsizing has become a common theme among companies seeking enhanced profitability, yet a poorly orchestrated reduction can actually do more harm than good. The potential problems go beyond downsizing's destructive effects on displaced workers. The...
The Right Look Can Open Doors
INCREASING INTEREST IN USING BIOmetric technology to enhance physical and information access control applications is being shown by commercial organizations as well as government agencies and the military. Biometrics use physiological and behavioral...
The Violent Crime Gender Gap
IN RECENT YEARS, TWO NATIONAL crime patterns seem to be converging to create a disturbing trend in which American women may be increasingly at risk of attack by strangers. The first pattern is that violent crime victimization rates for women are rising...
Trial and Error: Learning from L.A.'S Riot
WHEN LARGE-SCALE civil disobedience struck the Los Angeles area following the Rodney King verdict on April 30, 1992, thousands of people within the community lost their businesses, jobs, homes, and in some cases, their lives to the violence and wanton...
Unifying Europe's Security Standards
EUROPEAN SECURITY PROFESSIONALS ARE AHEAD OF their American counterparts in their demands for the latest technology and in their willingness to pay for it. The development of common security equipment standards throughout Europe and the Scandinavian...
Votre Secrets, Monsieur?
AS THE 20TH CENTURY DRAWS TO A CLOSE, A COUNtry's economic power has become more essential to its survival than its military prowess. This increased emphasis on market dominance means the world's intelligence services are refocusing their efforts from...

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