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  • Balancing free speech with security

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 5, 2012
    Ads recently placed on New York subways and potentially coming soon to several Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stations have ignited a firestorm of controversy and also raised potential security concerns. Paid for by the American...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Wild West frontier of cyberspace

    By Joel Griffin - Friday August 24, 2012
    It seems like everyday there is gloomy news for those security professionals charged with the responsibility of keeping their organization’s computer networks safe. Whether it’s a data breach involving the theft of personal information or some new...
  • Protecting against Mother Nature at sporting events

    By Joel Griffin - Friday August 10, 2012
    In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis placed on increasing security at sporting venues across the country. Whether it’s through the installation of security cameras or the use metal detectors, sports leagues want fans to know that they...
  • Is data more vulnerable in the cloud?

    By Joel Griffin - Wednesday August 8, 2012
    With ability to lighten data storage requirements on the network, more and more organizations in recent years have started using the cloud to store sensitive information. Cloud technology has been of particular interest for security professionals, given...
  • The proliferation of biometrics

    By Joel Griffin - Friday July 13, 2012
    Earlier this week, I wrote an article about trends in biometric security devices and when the technology could potentially reach the tipping point for the mass security market. Bojan Cukic, a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at...
  • Is 2G doomed?

    By Joel Griffin - Friday June 29, 2012
    While nearly everyone agrees that landline telephone service - or POTS (plain old telephone service) lines as many people in the industry like to refer to them as - have seen their heyday, getting dealers to make the transition from 2G-GSM cellular...
  • Battling the ORC epidemic

    By Joel Griffin - Friday June 8, 2012
    This week saw the release of two noteworthy surveys on retail crime, the results of which should be eye-opening to lawmakers and the American public. According to the 24th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by loss prevention and shrinkage control...
  • TrakLok helps bolster container security

    By Joel Griffin - Thursday May 31, 2012
    Though it’s not an issue that may grab many headlines around the United States or even the world, cargo theft has become a multi-billion-dollar problem for a myriad of organizations. Obviously, the retail industry has been among the hardest hit, but...