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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Putting the Small Town in Security

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday July 3, 2012
    About to join such critically-acclaimed shows as The Walking Dead , Mad Men , Breaking Bad , The Killing , and Hell on Wheels is a new original series on AMC called Small Town Security . The show focuses on a small, family-owned private security...
  • Megapixel on Steroids

    By Paul Rothman - Thursday June 21, 2012
    If you have been to a security tradeshow lately, you may have been wowed by Arecont Vision's 20 Megapixel Camera or blown away by the images on Avigilon's 29 MP camera. Well, researchers at Duke University have a message: You ain't seen nothing yet...
  • It's Business Continuity Season

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday June 20, 2012
    From the east coast to the west, security executives should be aware that it's "natural disaster season" -- as two of nature's biggest threats -- hurricanes and wildfires -- pose a serious risk to business continuity. According to...
  • London is serious about Olympic security

    By Paul Rothman - Friday June 15, 2012
    Nothing says "I'm very serious" quite like surface-to-air missiles. And that's just what Britain's Ministry of Defense wants anyone intent on disrupting the coming London Olympic Games to know -- they are really, really serious. And all indications are...
  • May issue bonus: Retail Security background checks

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday May 22, 2012
    Following up on STE’s cover section coverage of retail security , here is some more news for employers in this sector: The federal government has updated the law regarding how certain employers can use criminal background checks in hiring...
  • When an FBI Warning is not enough...

    By Paul Rothman - Wednesday May 16, 2012
    I have nothing against the government's efforts to curb piracy, but seriously, one warning is enough -- and the "real" targets aren't even being protected.   According to a recent report from Wired , the Department of Homeland Security AND the...
  • Surveillance video "re-digitized" in Trayvon Martin case

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday April 3, 2012
    I used to scoff when I would watch security-oriented fictional TV shows like 24 and Law & order and they would take a grainy surveillance video and somehow, magically "focus" it so you could make out fine details. These days, fiction has a way of...