Addressing risks in real time: A convergence example

Ray Bernard shares his technology insights from ASIS 2009

The remainder of the work is setting up Enterprise Security Manager and its Threat Response Manager to recognize threats and vulnerabilities (i.e. risk conditions) and define appropriate responses. Planning what to do (i.e. the operational security responses) takes most of the time. After an introduction to the Threat Response Manager, setting up the rules and defining the responses is straightforward.

This is technology that puts you — the security practitioner — in the driver’s seat, with regard to a converged approach to real-time risk detection and response.

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Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. Mr. Bernard, a member of the Subject Matter Expert Faculty of the Security Executive Council, is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter ( For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS go to or call 949-831-6788.