The Security Week That Was: A Recap - Aug. 5-11, 2006

SIW Editor Geoff Kohl gives a weekly surveillance of news shaping your profession

And maybe that points to a goal that all security managers should create -- a goal to create higher levels of security (and to educate the customers or employees as to why you're doing that) before the threat becomes real. In fact, to go back to the discussion with Boston Scientific CSO Lynn Mattice, the duty of a security director isn't just protection from risk, but to educate employees and customers so they don't put themselves at risk.

And once your employees and customers are educated about what security really is, they understand that they're not losing convenience, they're gaining the freedom to move about on airlines that won't blow up because a terrorist with liquid explosive made his way on board.