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. 48, No. 12, December

ASIS Foundation Supports Research
In the Society's fiftieth anniversary year, the ASIS Foundation's Board of Trustees announced that it will participate in several new partnerships to produce research of benefit to the security industry as a whole. Details on the partnerships were...
ASIS Guidelines Update
ASIS International regularly provides the status of draft guideline projects so that members and others can access completed guidelines, review draft guidelines and provide comments, or learn the status of guidelines that are in development. Listed...
Attendees Celebrate the Past and Future
It was a true celebration, as more than 19,000 security professionals from all world sectors gathered in Dallas to begin the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of ASIS International. The speed of change in the past half century was evident in the...
Attendees Flock to Preseminar Workshops
Hundreds of security professionals arrived on the weekend before the official start of the ASIS International 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits to attend various preseminar programs. The one-day workshops covered security specifics for banking, campuses,...
Awards Bestowed on Worthy Recipients
At various ceremonies throughout the week, members paused to recognize the significant contributions of fellow ASIS International members. The individuals were honored not only for their volunteer efforts in ASIS but also for their influence on and...
Awesome Exhibits Dazzle Attendees
In the 1950s, it was bells and whistles. In 2004, it was biometrics and WANs. The speed of change in the security industry was more apparent than ever in the products and services on display during the ASIS International 50th Annual Seminar and...
Celebrating and Starting Traditions
The ASIS International 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits kicked off the Society's official celebration of its Golden Anniversary, which will continue through December 2005. Numerous events throughout the week focused on security, past and present, and...
Certification Embraces Change
Persons who aspired to attain or had received one or more of the ASIS certifications were in store for both instruction and surprises at the ASIS International 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. From the weekend before the official start to the last...
Congressional Wrap-Up
The 108th Congress will have ended by the time readers get this issue, though at press time the House and Senate were still due to return for a brief "lame duck" session in which they would address appropriations and perhaps come to an agreement on...
Demand for Security Spans the Globe
The increased need for security technologies and services, fostered by the events of 9-11, is not limited to the United States alone. Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for example, in response to terrorist attacks on expatriates and nationals,...
Diagnosis Prognosis More Positive
If a victim walks into a hospital ER with symptoms from exposure to a biological agent, will anyone notice? The question has nothing to do with the chaos often associated with ER waiting rooms. It pertains to whether hospital staff will recognize symptoms...
Dynamiting Phishers
A financial services research organization has launched a new initiative to address the phishing problems that have been plaguing the sector. The three-phase project, to be conducted with the collaboration of other industry groups, will first look...
Explore the Speed of Change
ASIS International began its Golden Anniversary year with a blockbuster lineup of 135 sessions at its 50th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. The founding fathers would be astonished to peruse the topics to be covered by speakers lined up for the four days...
Foundation Report Examines the Security Industry
Thirty-five percent of companies located in the United States expect to invest more money in security over the upcoming year, and 34 percent plan to expand an existing security program, according to a preliminary report based on the first of a series...
FTC Fights Spam with Carrot and Stick
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been at the forefront of efforts to contain the onslaught of spam that still plagues e-mail in-boxes across the world. Most of its efforts have relied on using legal action as a stick. Now it's trying the carrot...
Function over Form: Many Crimes Blur the Distinction between the Physical and the Data Worlds. Security Departments Need to Do Likewise
In the quiet predawn hours of a Saturday morning, my team and I broke into a building in an industrial park south of Los Angeles that housed several companies providing credit card and bounced-check processing services. But the motive of this break-in...
Groups Cater to Special Interests
Throughout its 50-year history, the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits has become a focal point for security professionals with a plethora of interests. Many groups representing the ASIS leadership plan meetings in conjunction with the...
Home on the Page @ WWW.Securitymanagement.Com
Every month, readers from all over the world send Security Management Online words of thanks for the quality and quantity of security information on the site, calling it an unmatched resource. If you have not experienced the wonders of this Web site...
Illuminating Parking Protection: With Attention to Design Elements Such as Lighting, Parking Lots Can Be Both Convenient and Safe
Parking lots can be dangerous places. Many are plagued by poor lighting, blind corners, and floor plans that do nothing to prevent cars from speeding. However, if carefully designed with adequate lighting, well-thought-out access controls, and effective...
Is Homeland Security Strategically Focused? Although 9-11 Is Said to Have Changed Everything, the United States Hasn't Sufficiently Changed the Way It Fights Terrorism
It has been said that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changed everything. Three years later, however, there has not been as much change in government as is needed. If we as a nation are to succeed in the war on terrorism, the federal government...
Picture This: Image Files Are Latest Security Hole
The Internet has more than four billion Web sites, each of which probably has at least five images on it, for a total of more than 20 billion image files. That now means 20 billion new ways to get a virus. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] That's because...
Schools Graded on Crisis Preparedness
Education officials have long bemoaned the low level of learning and accomplishment at U.S. public schools. Now the America Prepared Campaign, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to terrorism preparedness, has handed out grades to the 20 largest school...
Sessions Focus on Homeland Security
Recognizing that perhaps no other issue is as relevant to the security profession as homeland security, fully one-third of the 135 educational sessions were geared specifically to the needs and interests of those professionals responsible for homeland...
The Earnings Factor: The ASIS International 2004 U.S. Employment Survey Reveals the Latest Trends in Salaries, Budgets, and Education for Security Professionals in the United States
The median salary for security professionals in the U.S. rose 8.3 percent from 2002 to 2003, according to the ASIS International 2004 U.S. Employment Survey. Security professionals employed by publicly traded companies and managing facilities in more...
The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study
The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study. By James F. Pastor; published by McFarland and Company; available from ASIS International, Item #1577, 703/519-6200 (phone), www.asisonline.org (Web); 344 pages; $35 (ASIS members),...
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