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. 46, No. 5, May

All Applications Are Not Created Equal. (Tech Talk)
Many e-business applications are rife with basic design flaws that render them--and the networks they sit on--wide open to attack, according to a report by security consultant @stake. "The Security of Applications: Not All Are Created Equal" provides...
ASIS International
48TH ANNUAL SEMINAR & EXHIBITS September 10-13, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tradition Sparks Innovation Seminar Preview and Advance Registration Seminar Dates: September 10 - 13, 2002 (Tuesday - Friday) Exhibit Dates: September...
Congressional Legislation. (Legal Reporter)
Computer security. A bill (H.R. 3394) introduced by Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) that would establish grant programs for computer and network security research has been approved by the House of Representatives. The grants would be awarded for research...
Construction Industry to Exalt Security's Role. (News and Trends)
Security systems have long been an afterthought in new facility construction. Now the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is poised to welcome security to the table. Its executive committee recently approved a proposal that would raise life...
Detecting and Predicting Disease from Bioterror. (Tech Talk)
PHARS (public-health alert and response system) is bioterror alert software that, like a similar tool called LEADERS (see page 40), integrates data analysis and visualization technology. This application from illumitek, Inc., is still in the prototype...
Fear and Loathing on the Internet. (Tech Talk)
Racist or xenophobic material is anathema to most reasonable people, but it is grudgingly tolerated in the United States with a nod to the First Amendment Not so in many parts of Europe. And the global sweep of the Internet has complicated the issue....
Fighting Fire with Technology: When NEC Built Its New Corporate Center in Irving, Texas, Fire Protection for the 555,000-Square-Foot Complex Was a Top Priority. (Fire Safety)
AN ANCIENT CHINESE proverb proclaims, "Fierce fire reveals true gold." When technology-giant NEC America began to build its $100 million corporate center in Trying, Texas, the NEC fire safety team wanted a fire protection system that would shine...
Freight Group Launches Satellite Plan. (News and Trends)
About 200,000 tank trucks and rail cars full of chemicals or fuel are crisscrossing the United States at this moment, each of them at risk to be converted into a terrorist missile if stolen or hijacked. In light of that threat and the industry's...
Health Alerts to Fight Bioterror: New Web-Based Applications Collect Health-Related Data and Search for Patterns That Might Indicate That a Bioterror Attack Is Underway. (Tech Talk)
Less than a year ago, five Americans lost their lives to anthrax sent through the mail. While the disease was rapidly contained, the outbreak raised fears that future acts of bioterror would not be noticed until it was too late. Since then, several...
Home on the Page. (News and Trends)
www.securitymangement.com The post-9-u world has seen an unprecedented barrage of security studies, reports, proposals, white papers, and surveys. That flow could inundate anyone trying to keep on top of security issues. Let Security Management...
How Can Terrorism Risks Be Managed? Security Professionals Have a Role Not Only to Secure People and Assets but Also to Reassure People and Help Them Carry out Business as Usual. (Viewpoint)
A year or so ago I received a call from our manager in France. He was planning to go on holiday in Turkey and he wanted to know if it was "safe" to do so. Turkey is a big place, so I asked him where he intended to go. He planned to hire a car and...
International. (Legal Reporter)
Online hate speech. The Council of Europe has drafted a preliminary proposal that would prohibit online hate speech. The draft proposal would make it illegal to post or transmit racist or xenophobic material. Such material is defined as any written...
Judicial Decisions. (Legal Reporter)
Wrongful discharge. The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that, in an employment case, a hospital may fire an employee for failure to submit to a voice print analysis. In 1995, Bobbie Hartwig was working as a nurse at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo,...
Keep the Digital Jewels in the Vault: A Coordinated Information Protection Program Can Eliminate Vulnerabilities That Would Leave Digital Intellectual Property Unprotected
HOLLY, A NEW EMPLOYEE working in the lab of a high technology company, had just completed the orientation classes when she noticed something odd. A coworker with the same job she had was spending much of his day on the telephone speaking in another...
Kindling a Fire Safety Program: Southern Methodist University Decided to Extinguish Disorganization and Coordinate All Fire Safety Efforts under One Program. (Fire Safety)
FIRE-SAFETY EFFORTS AT Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas were not well coordinated in the mid-1990s. Several departments were responsible for different tasks, with no central goal of fire safety. The 13 residence halls had a program of...
Know Your Data. (Working Wise)
Regulations are a part of life for the banking industry. One regulation demanding attention from banks today is the "Know Your Customer" requirement, which says that banks must be able to identify patterns in transaction processing, to understand...
Letters
Bullets Flying David A. Brown's letter to the editor (March), entitled "Arming Alarming," is somewhat alarming itself I would like to respectfully disagree on several major points. First, the people who attempt to take control of an airplane...
Let the (Post) Games (Analysis) Begin. (News and Trends)
The collective exhale by security and law enforcement after a crisis-free Salt Lake City Winter Olympics probably could have melted the ice sheets at the curling venue. That the most distressing aspect of the games was a judging scandal in figure...
Make Theft a Non-Starter. (Investigations)
It all began nearly three years ago in June of 1999--or so we thought. In fact, as the investigation would ultimately reveal, the thefts had been going on for quite some time, but the full extent of the crime wave did not become clear until much...
Ports Vow to Run a Tight Ship. (News and Trends)
Since 9-11, Congress has had a consistent message for those who guard U.S. ports: shape up or ship out. Recently some of those at the leading edge of this effort assembled to brief the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism,...
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