• Expert: Don't overlook Cyber Monday risks

    By Joel Griffin - Tuesday November 26, 2013
    Looking to avoid much of the well-publicized mayhem that seems to erupt each year at brick-and-mortar stores around the nation during Black Friday sales, more and more people are now turning to the Internet to do their shopping. In what has become...
  • Could smartcards reduce healthcare fraud?

    By Joel Griffin - Wednesday November 20, 2013
    No matter what your political leanings may be, nearly everyone can agree that the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, has been a complete boondoggle. Whether it’s the government’s inability to keep the online...
  • Make working with the government work for you

    By Paul Rothman - Monday October 28, 2013
    Considering all the news lately, if you think working with the government is akin to trying to complete one of those wacky obstacle courses on that silly show Wipeout, it would probably be an understatement. The quest of some Congressional leaders to...
  • Emergency managers face uphill battle in improving public awareness of ECS

    By Joel Griffin - Friday October 25, 2013
    After three years of examining the public’s attitudes towards emergency communications systems (ECS), life safety systems manufacturer Federal Signal decided this year to take a look at some of the challenges currently facing emergency managers...
  • Secured Cities brings all stakeholders together

    By Steve Lasky - Thursday October 24, 2013
    We are now more than three weeks away from Secured Cities. I'm thrilled by the response we have seen so far from our sponsors -- more than 50 strong. We are also anticipating our best attended event to date as well. There is still time to register. So...
  • ASIS Report: Vendors Embrace Mobile Apps

    By Paul Rothman - Friday October 4, 2013
    Fresh off an exhausting ASIS show, here's a sneak preview of my column in the October issue of SD&I. It should be available soon at www.securityinfowatch.com/magazine.secu. It is always interesting to roam around the show floor at September’s ASIS...
  • Galaxy Controls' history of success revolves around innovation, customer satisfaction

    By Steve Lasky - Wednesday September 25, 2013
    When I first began attending the ASIS conferences more than 25 years ago, the show floor was still populated by entrepreneurial companies run by bright-eyed engineers. These were independent and primarily United States based technology companies that...
  • Building a winning project team for physical security installations

    By Darnell Washington, CISSP - Monday September 23, 2013
    In building a winning project team for physical security installations, lead project managers must carefully assess the skills of the project team to insure that proper representation of stakeholders is present, with a clear delineation of the roles and...
  • As the security industry evolves, the same principles exist

    By Rob Phillips - Tuesday September 17, 2013
    A recent comprehensive study by ASIS International and the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) shows a booming market for security. It’s $350 billion, to be exact, according to "The United States Security Industry: Size and Scope, Insights...
  • Where is America 12 years after the 9-11 attacks?

    By Steve Lasky - Friday September 13, 2013
    It has been an interesting week when you consider that a majority of the headlines are still being shaped by events that occurred 12 years ago. Of course I’m referring to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 when our country was invaded by cowardly...