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. 51, No. 6, June

2007 ASIS International Educational Programs: Experience, Dedication, and Leadership in Security Education
New advancements. New technologies. New challenges. So much to stay on top of. One thing is certain, professional development in the security industry is a must. Rely on the experienced, dedicated leader in security education--ASIS International....
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Assessing Chlorine Gas Bombs: A Chlorine Gas Attack Requires Perfect Conditions and a Poor Emergency Response If It Is to Result in a High Death Toll
CHLORINE GAS has added a new twist to bombs being detonated by insurgents in Iraq. The question now is whether that tactic will be adopted by terrorists elsewhere. Chlorine gas is an indiscriminate weapon. Heavier than air, it hugs the ground and...
Avoiding Violent Outcomes: Companies Can Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence by Training Staff to Recognize Warning Signs and Having Procedures for Prevention and Response
WHEN A NEW PLANT MANAGER began working at a small Midwestern manufacturing company, he was focused on productivity and sales, not on workplace violence training. However, all that changed several months into the job. A supervisor had decided to fire...
Blowing the Whistle in Asia
WHISTLEBLOWING CAN WORK IN ASIA as well as any other part of the world, but there are some obstacles that make getting to the bottom of internal problems more difficult, according to delegates at the recent ASIS International Asia Pacific Security...
Coupon Crime Costing a Pretty Penny
COUPON FRAUD wasn't such a big deal when manufacturers were just being nickeled and dimed by overzealous consumers. The problem has mushroomed, however, as legitimate coupons that zip around the Internet are used improperly by consumers, and as computers...
Crude Oil and Corruption
DEEP IN THE BUSH OF THE NIGER DELTA is the small community of Ibaa. It is reached by packed reddish-dirt tracks that wind through the scrub and palm trees covering the low-lying alluvial plain. Ibaa is the site of a manifold--a connector for intersecting...
Deterring Terrorists, Not Shoppers: Two Studies Suggest That Malls Could Decrease Vulnerability by Implementing Relatively Inexpensive Security Measures
FIVE PEOPLE WERE SHOT dead at the Trolley Square shopping center in Salt Lake City on Valentine's Day by an 18-year-old who had, according to CBS News, "a bandolier of shotgun shells under his trenchcoat." Had he not been stopped by an off-duty policeman,...
Emergency Planning
***** Emergency Planning. By Ronald W. Perry and Michael K. Lindell; published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., www.wiley.com (Web); 552 pages; $51.95. Now more than ever, the public appreciates the critical value of emergency management, yet few...
Great Plains, Great Plans
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (WSU), home to a student body of approximately 14,300, and situated within the largest city in Kansas, faces security issues endemic to both a university and an urban environment. In 2004, the university's sports arena was...
Here We Go Again
There's a saying: The more things change, the more they remain the same. It's one of those cliches that sound like gibberish and yet are absolutely true. So what makes that saying so apt today? Well, I was just reading a piece about how the "best brains"...
Keep Communications in a Crisis
RELIABLE COMMUNICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT to business operations at any time, but keeping them up and running is especially challenging and crucial when a disaster disrupts normal operations. Despite the clear lessons of 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina about...
Malware's Evolving Threat
MALICIOUS SOFTWARE, or malware, continues to evolve, challenging information security professionals to adapt their defenses. Problems include more powerful bots and targeted attacks, says Patrik Runald, senior security specialist with F-Secure Corporation...
One for the Books: Crime Novels Are among the Miles of Books Sold at Strand Book Store, Where Real Crimes Are Now Easier to Solve with the New IP-Surveillance
THREE CENTURIES AGO, English essayist and poet Joseph Addison wrote, "Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind." The Strand Book Store is dedicated to helping the public obtain copies of such legacies for their own libraries. With...
Piracy on the High Seas: Though the Number of Piracy Incidents Decreased in 2006, Those That Did Occur Were More Likely to Be Violent
JUTTING OUT FROM PALAWAN BEACH on Singapore's Sentosa Island is a small T-shaped piece of land landscaped by rocks and palm trees. Reached by rope bridge, the promontory is the southernmost point on the continent of Asia. Two lookout towers on either...
Platforms, Pipelines, and Pirates
PUNDITS HAVE REFERRED TO the heightened state of security awareness and response that companies in America are operating under post 9-11 as the "new normal." With respect to the domestic energy sector, it is perhaps more accurate to say that we are...
Premises Liability
PREMISES LIABILITY. A federal appeals court has ruled that a hotel is not liable for the rape of a guest by another guest. According to the ruling, there was little the hotel could have done to prevent the assault. Miranda Shadday was a guest at...
Protecting Phone Records: Congress Considers a Bill, While the FCC Tightens Regulatory Requirements on Telecoms to Better Safeguard Personal Data
PRIVATE PHONE RECORDS often end up in the hands of data brokers, and phone companies face few consequences for not protecting the information. Some members of Congress want to raise the bar by passing the Prevention of Fraudulent Access to Phone Records...
Retaliation
RETALIATION. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that an employee who says that a company's adverse action occurred in retaliation for a discrimination claim must prove that his complaint was made in good faith and not just to set up a charge that...
Roger Pida, CPP
By his own admission, Roger Pida, CPP, believes that you can teach an old dog a new trick. He says that he proved it to himself by attaining his Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credential a year ago, some 43 years into his career. [ILLUSTRATION...
Security in the Saddle
ANTHONY CHARTEAU, a sylph like racer sponsored by French bank Credit Agricole, won the 12th edition of the annual Le Tour de Langkawi bicycle race in Malaysia in February this year with a time of roughly 32.5 hours, besting a field of 137 riders. After...
Selective Screening Recommended for Rails
A NEW REPORT from the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University advocates the selective screening of rail passengers to increase security. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The report authors, Brian Michael Jenkins and Bruce R. Butterworth,...
Singapore Security Conference a Success
ASIS International hosted its Asia-Pacific Security Conference in Singapore in early February. Three hundred and fifteen attendees convened to explore security risks and opportunities within the region. With ample time to attend the education sessions...
Solutions Start Here. ASIS 2007: The Leading Event for Security Professionals Worldwide
SEMINAR PREVIEW AND ADVANCE REGISTRATION SECURITY SOLUTIONS AWAIT YOU AT ASIS 2007 REGISTER TODAY! Get Ready ... 53RD ANNUAL SEMINAR AND EXHIBITS ASIS INTERNATIONAL 2007 SEPTEMBER 24-27, 2007 * LAS VEGAS, NV www.asisonline.org/asis2007...
State Perspective-Michigan: Interview with Capt. Eddie L. Washington, Jr
As head of the Michigan State Police Emergency Management & Homeland Security Division, Capt. Eddie L. Washington, Jr., has been operational commander of all statewide programs since 2006. He began his career with the state police in 1984, and...
Top 10 Performing Security Stocks for March
Company/ % Stock Symbol Increase Pricd Analysis ABSOLUTE 31% $17.20 Toronto-based Absolute Software now SOFTWARE delivers computer theft recovery, ABT.TO mobile...
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