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. 49, No. 9, September

ASIS Joins Identity Protection Program Coalition
ASIS International has joined with three leading security associations to form a coalition to advocate a Six Point Identity Protection Program that will help prevent identity theft without hampering the ability of private investigators to support the...
Building Blocks for Future Intelligence
WHEN MARYLAND State Police pulled over Ziad S. Jarrah for a traffic stop two days before he and 18 other terrorists commandeered and crashed four aircraft on September 11, 2001, tragically the officer on the scene had no way of knowing that Jarrah...
Containing Cargo Risk: Find out How the Government and Private Industry Are Working to Reduce the Possibility of a Terrorist Using Cargo to Send a Weapon of Mass Destruction into the United States
A U.S. company that imported high-tech goods from China recently conducted a security audit on its cargo operation. It found a significant vulnerability in an unlikely place. The problem was that although all of the company's goods were searched and...
Cramming for an IT Exam
EVERY 12 TO 18 MONTHS, a financial institution must be prepared to have its systems audited by the appropriate regulatory agency. Financial institutions must be prepared to pass these detailed IT exams, not only to avoid penalties from regulators but...
Defending Networks against Targeted Trojans
PROTECTING NETWORKS against worms and viruses is a trying task. Protecting against a threat targeted specifically at your network is even tougher. That's a lesson that several Israeli companies learned earlier this year when they discovered that customized...
DHS Change Creates Challenges: Plans for a Major Realignment of Agencies Will Run Up against Old Cultural Divides
SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF'S proposal for restructuring the Department of Homeland Security with a greater emphasis on strategic planning has been generally well received, but even if it gets the congressional approval and funding needed, it will be...
DHS Still Struggling with Cybersecurity
THE DEPARTMENT of Homeland Security (DHS) has "a lot of work ahead" before it fully addresses its cybersecurity-related responsibilities, according to a recent report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
Distinguishing Tourists from Terrorists: Should Companies in Landmark Buildings Accommodate Amateur Photographers in an Era of Heightened Security?
SECURITY PROFESSIONALS at sensitive or high-profile sites clearly have a legitimate interest in determining who is photographing or videotaping their facilities. But online bulletin boards dedicated to photography have been abuzz with complaints by...
Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee, CPP, recalls what first led to his interest in a security career: More than 12 years ago, he says, "I was attracted to the industry by the opportunity to make key decisions that, if made correctly, could make significant changes in individuals'...
NC4's Real-Time, 24/7 Situational Awareness Service for Your Facilities
Corporate Security executives are typically responsible for prevention, risk mitigation and elements of response and recovery. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In today's world of natural disasters, terrorist threats or infrastructure problems, corporate...
New Direction for Drug Fight
NANCY REAGAN famously urged Americans to "Just Say No" to drugs. Today, analysts at the RAND Corporation are saying "Just Say No" to scattershot national drug strategies, and a new paper explains their thinking. Careful to tiptoe around the most...
Nothing Succeeds like Succession Planning
DECIDING WHO WILL OCCUPY vacant leadership positions in an organization is one of the most important functions of a company's senior leadership team. Yet, it's not unusual for companies to give succession planning little thought or attention until...
PROTECT Smoke Cannon[TM] Completes Circle of Protection against Burglaries
Now, for the first time, PROTECT's globally proven products are available in America. PROTECT is the world's leading company in the fast-growing global security smoke industry. The Denmark-based company is represented exclusively in the Americas by...
Quarterbacking the Super Bowl
With almost a billion viewers, the Super Bowl is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. It is also one of the most attended, with thousands of fans typically there to see the action live. This year's Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville,...
Redesigned with Readers in Mind
Welcome to your new Security Management. All of the expertise that you have come to expect from Security Management is still here--the detailed case-study feature articles and the popular departments (though with updated names). However, from the new...
Sexual Harassment
SEXUAL HARASSMENT. The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that a restaurant is liable for the sexual harassment of a cocktail waitress by her supervisor. According to the court, the restaurant owners had no sexual-harassment policy, failed to separate...
Situational Awareness in the US Military Situational Readiness in Corporate Security
In the military and in corporate security, Situational Awareness is the general concept of knowing what events are occurring in and around your facilities, with your personnel, as well as knowing about current events and/or incidents which could have...
Supporting Staff Development: Staff Morale and Productivity Will Improve with Programs That Support, Mentor, and Reward Top Performers
EARLY IN WORLD WAR II, Winston Churchill sent this message to Franklin D. Roosevelt: "Give us the tools and we will finish the job." This imperative holds true in business as well as combat. Employees at all levels need resources to do their jobs well....
Terrorism Insurance Called Inadequate
WITHOUT LEGISLATION to extend it, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of the year. That may not be a bad thing, according to the Treasury Department, which told Congress that "continuation of the program in its current...
The Dr. Who Conundrum: Find out Why Placing Too Much Faith in Technology Leads to Failure
Dr. Who, the eponymous hero of the BBC's long-running cult-favorite television series, put high technology to good use but was never naive about its limitations. In one episode, for example, he used a hairpin to quickly open a high-tech lock placed...
The Security Consultant
Q: I'm responsible for protecting a high-risk facility. How can I stop nighttime intruders at the perimeter, before they get a chance to do damage? A: For high-risk facilities, deterrence and prevention are not enough. You need to detect and respond...
The Security Consultant
Q: My security team is expected to stop would-be intruders before they can do damage. How can we detect intruders earlier to improve our response time? A: First and foremost, you need to include at least one type of perimeter security measure. Traditionally,...
The Time for Urgency Is now[SM]
War, terrorism, workplace violence, sabotage, theft ... the list of security-related worries preoccupying today's executive seems to grow each year. Who can predict what looms on the horizon? It's easy to pretend that corporations cannot shield themselves...
This Facade Isn't Just a Pretty Face
WHEN SENIOR MANAGERS for a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles decided to redesign the company's headquarters, they recognized that the project offered them an opportunity to build security into the design. Though the company had not experienced...
Traveling with Intelligence
ONE OF 3M'S PLANES carrying high-level employees had just taken off when the corporate security department received information that the plane would encounter a deadly threat if it touched down at its destination, which was in an unstable region of...
Will Driver's Licenses Have Real Security?
A NEW LAW intended to keep driver's licenses from being issued to terrorists and illegal immigrants is creating concerns about costs and compliance among the officials at the state level who will have to implement the new congressional mandates. ...
Worth a Look: A Firewall for Road Warriors
WORKING FROM HOME, you can set up your computer so that it is protected by a layer of defenses. For example, I have a firewall on my wireless router as well as a firewall running on the computer itself. But when the average user travels, there are...
Wrongful Termination
WRONGFUL TERMINATION. In a recent decision, a federal appeals court found that a company did not violate labor laws when it fired an employee who caused property damage in a string of accidents. The court ruled that, despite the employee's union-organizing...

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