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  • Security firm offers training for zombies

    By Joel Griffin - Friday September 21, 2012
    As comprehensive as most enterprise risk management plans are, I seriously doubt many, if any, Fortune 500 security directors have had tabletop exercises or other training on how do deal with a potential onslaught of zombies. As laughable as it sounds...
  • Cameras watching...more cameras?

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday September 19, 2012
    In a move sure to make George Orwell look like Nostradamus, officials in Prince George's County, Maryland, announced last week that they would be using video cameras to monitor....you guessed it, other video cameras!   In this case, the cameras...
  • It takes more than one medium

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Monday September 17, 2012
    Recent research has it that social media may be losing its initial luster. It takes time to build a presence and keep these avenues of communication fresh with new content. While I may not agree with this fully; I feel social media will play an even...
  • Libya consulate attack and the power of social media

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 14, 2012
    It’s a pretty poor movie. In fact, it’s decidedly amateurish. The acting is terrible, the effects are ill-accomplished, and the script is disjointed. Worse than that, it’s clear that it has voice-overs injected that don’t match the audio or line...
  • Four very cool video surveillance technologies at ASIS 2012

    By Geoff Kohl - Tuesday September 11, 2012
    Video surveillance technology companies seem to get all the buzz in the security industry, and rightfully so. These companies are making forward jumps of leaps and bounds, and after a day combing the aisles of the 2012 ASIS International Tradeshow in...
  • 8 keys to starting a trade secret protection plan

    By Paul Rothman - Monday September 10, 2012
    Caught a great educational session at ASIS today on proecting trade secrets....some really good stuff from former Dupont security chief Ray Mislock Jr., now with Pamir Consulting. Expect an in-depth article in early 2013 in STE outlining a strategic...
  • The business playing field for security dealers must be level

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday September 7, 2012
    The Electronic Security Association (ESA)  alerted the security industry of a court case occurring right now in Massachusetts that could be a watershed case for the industry. The issue is licensing and whether companies like Comcast and Verizon are...
  • Social media and mobile apps add to the mass notification arsenal

    By Paul Rothman - Thursday September 6, 2012
    Every September is National Preparedness month, a nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. STE's recent special report, Crisis on Campus , actually gives...
  • 7 Years after Katrina: Making Progress in Continuity

    By Geoff Kohl - Friday August 31, 2012
    Those of you who know me may well recall how I devoted this column seven years ago to Hurricane Katrina and my personal experience of being on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (site of the tidal surge that destroyed most coastal towns) approximately 24...
  • The changing landscape of home security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday August 31, 2012
    With the exception of a subtle change here or there, the residential security market was relatively simple and straightforward for decades. A home owner looking to secure their property with an alarm system would call a dealer for an estimate. That dealer...