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. 50, No. 10, October

2006-07 ASIS International Professional Development 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....
A Lock on Student Safety: Though St. Lawrence Is One of the Oldest Schools in New York, There's Nothing Old-Fashioned about the Locks on Its New Dorms
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, located in the St. Lawrence River Valley in Canton, New York, is one of the oldest educational institutions in the state. Established in 1856, the university has continued to update its campus to meet the needs of its growing...
ASIS Certification Program Wins SAFETY Act Designation
ASIS International has been issued the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act of 2002 Designation for its certification program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is the first program of its kind to receive...
ASIS International
ASIS International regularly provides the status of guideline projects so that members and others can access completed guidelines, review draft guidelines and provide comments, or learn the status of guidelines. Listed below are the guideline projects...
Building Designs Cope with Threats
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CHANGES to high-rise buildings sparked by the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah Federal Building are slowly finding their way into commercial buildings and government facilities. ...
Criminals Cash in on Stale Checks
ADMIT IT. You've received a check in the mail and then forgotten about it. Maybe you rediscovered it after it went "stale"--too late for a bank to honor it, you thought. Now ever-enterprising thieves have discovered that stale-dated checks issued by...
Following Standard Is Not Standard Practice
ONLY ONE IN FIVE of the top 200 merchants is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard more than a year after the standard went into effect to improve security among merchants and credit card processors. [ILLUSTRATION...
Is the CIA Too Cautious? Former CIA Agent Robert Baer Weighs in on the State of the U.S. Intelligence Community and Offers Suggestions for Improvement
ROBERT BAER SPENT 21 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA's) Directorate of Operations, serving mostly as an on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East. His first-person recounting of that experience in See No Evil: The True...
Laptop Lessons Learned?
AFTER A SPATE OF WELL-PUBLICIZED thefts of government laptops earlier this year, Clay Johnson III, deputy director for management with the Office of Management and Budget, sent a memorandum to department heads urging them to take action to safeguard...
Negligence
NEGLIGENCE. A federal appeals court has ruled that a man who was beaten by a security officer may pursue his lawsuit against the officer's employer. The court disagreed with a lower court, which ruled that the company could not be held liable because...
Paul A. Fann
Paul A. Fann, CPP, PSP, PCI, can quickly sum up his motivation for pursuing the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP) and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) credentials administered by ASIS International....
Security's Input on Outsourcing: Security Directors Can Help Their Companies Assess the Reliability of Third Parties before They Hire Them to Handle Vital Services
WHEN YOUR COMPANY starts to consider the outsourcing option for a particular function, does the security department get involved in helping management make the right decision? For many security professionals, the answer is that they have no role in...
Sizing Up IP Video Systems
LIKE TELEPHONES and access control systems, surveillance technology has evolved to where video can be sent across a company's data network, allowing the video feed to be accessed from anywhere the company decides, from inside a security director's...
State Perspective
Tim Manning's career has run the gamut of unusual public service geared towards security. He served as a volunteer firefighter for five years before heading up a mountain rescue team based in Albuquerque. After stints as a hydrogeologist and hazardous...
The Derby's Unbridled Security: More Than 150,000 Spectators Watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Security Is There to Weed out the Pickpockets, Purse-Snatchers, and Unruly among Them-And to Be Ready for Any More Serious Problems That Could Disrupt the Race
Several hours before a dark bay colt named Barbaro smoked the field by six-and-a-half lengths at the 2006 Kentucky Derby, Saundra Spaulding was working the Churchill Downs telephone switchboard. At one point, as she tried to focus on the callers, she...
Tips for Background Checks
TWO CASINOS, the Las Vegas-based Imperial Palace and the Biloxi-based Imperial Palace of Mississippi, asked job applicants to sign a release form authorizing the companies to obtain the applicants' credit reports, then reviewed each credit report and...
Top 10 Performing Security Stocks for July
Top 10 Performing Security Stocks for July Company/ % Stock Symbol Increase Price Arotech 50% $3.45 ARTX LocatePLUS 22% $1.50 LPHC.OB Internet Security 19% $22.49 ISSX Geo Group...
Trick and Treat
A few months ago I wrote about our dwindling privacy protections and a reader wrote in disagreement, saying that only those who talk to terrorists have anything to fear from wiretaps (see "Letters" page 16). On reading it, I thought I'd counter that...
Where Copyright Meets the Internet: The Internet's Freewheeling Environment Can Lead to Lax Attitudes about Stealing Copyrighted Materials. Companies Need a Policy to Protect Their Rights
WHEN ABBIE HOFFMAN wrote Steal This Book in 1970, authors of original works may have objected to the advice, but they at least could take comfort in the fact that someone actually had to go to the bookstore and physically grab the book off the shelf...
Whistleblowers
WHISTLEBLOWERS. The Texas Supreme Court decided that an employee cannot sue his employer for wrongful termination under a state whistleblower statute. The court ruled that the employee, who was fired when he tried to find out whether a crime had occurred...
Who Owns the Net?
IF THE ELECTRICITY GOES OUT after a major storm, power companies have a clear chain of command to ensure that repairs are made and service is restored in the shortest possible time. But if there should be a disruption to the Internet as a result of...
You Be the Judge: Courthouse Security Gets Spotlighted by the Media after an Incident Occurs, but Are Courts Making Sure That Security Shines Even When Reporters Aren't Looking?
IMAGINE THIS: A courthouse security control room is staffed by two officers, one of whom is also an emergency medical technician (EMT). One morning, an altercation occurs in another part of the courthouse, and a prisoner is injured. Sheriff's deputies...