Security Executives Columns & Features Archive

  • Sage Conversations: Leading and managing change

    The core competency of 'The Next Generation Leader'

    Article • September 4th, 2013

  • Keeping Agency Information Secure in an Era of New Computing and Risks

    The cloud computing evolution is well entrenched, and has made significant changes to how organizations share, sync, edit, create and collaborate-on content. However, this computing revolution is a double-edged sword. There are benefits—increased...

    Article • September 4th, 2013

  • Collaboration Gets the MBTA into Security's Fast Lane

    The history of mass transportation around the Boston and eastern Massachusetts area goes back more than four centuries. They lay claim to the first working subway system in the North America and one of the earliest motorized bus transit authorities in the...

    Article • September 3rd, 2013

  • On Top of the World

    Social and economic realities are transforming security requirements around the globe, and nowhere is that trend more apparent than among global enterprises. With locations all over the world, these organizations are challenged by the need to operate in a...

    Article • September 3rd, 2013

  • My Point of View Running in Place

    The physical therapist had me jogging on a small trampoline in a hot hallway just off the main therapy room. She apologized that they were backed up because of staffing issues and asked if I minded working on my banged up ankle outside the main workout...

    Article • September 3rd, 2013

  • Multi-Facility Security Standardization

    Inside Yale-New Haven Hospital’s access control and video upgrade

    Article • September 3rd, 2013

  • Success Story: Greenville Health System

    Upgrading the video surveillance and physical security system of a multi-building, multi-campus medical facility takes more than simply adding or changing equipment — it takes ingenuity and perseverance from the client, combined with experienced...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Get With IT Keeping Resilient

    Just when you think everything is humming along nicely in your environment, it hits. That dreaded disaster that you have been thinking about, had only affected other people so far. Well, be it a natural disaster impacting the region or a local power...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Tech Trends SNMP Primer

    For many of us in security, SNMP this could literally mean “Security – Not My Protocol” for all the use we are getting out of it. What SNMP officially stands for is Simple Network Management Protocol — you may have seen it on a configuration...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • IP Access Down to the Wire

    Intelligent single-door controllers have recently increased their presence in the market, as more users opt to connect these networked-enabled, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices directly to a network. The approach provides simplicity and adds value but...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • The Revolution’s Here

    The past couple of recessions have mandated organizations to be more effective with fewer resources. Such requirements have served as key ingredients to fuel a “perfect storm” — where corporate IT’s focus has gone away from just keeping the wheels...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Analog to IP: Making the Change

    The wave of security system migrations to network-based communications is riding high with manufacturers and resellers of Internet Protocol (IP) security devices announcing record volumes. However, considerable planning and coordination is required when...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Making Sense of Alphabet Soup

    The need for regulatory compliance is impacting the practice of security more than ever before. The ongoing development of new laws and standards requires security directors to maintain a high level of education and knowledge simply to remain ahead of the...

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Could robots replace human guards?

    British researchers developing robotic technology that will be tested at security site

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Convergence Q&A: Backup Power for Video

    A primer on uninterruptible power and orderly shutdown procedures

    Article • August 30th, 2013