Security Executives Columns & Features

  • 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

  • Industry Consolidation is on the Horizon

    When comparing the video surveillance landscape to other technology markets, it becomes clear: Change is inevitable

    Article • August 30th, 2013

  • Securing today’s schools takes more than locks and metal detectors

    Using the human element through design provides enhanced safety and happier students

    Article • August 23rd, 2013

  • Experts: More security awareness training needed in schools

    Active shooter incident at Ga. elementary school proves more needs to be done to improve security

    Article • August 22nd, 2013

  • K-12 Security: Resources- ESA’s School Security Guideline

    A Q&A with David Koenig

    Article • August 21st, 2013

  • Gazing into the crystal ball: Video surveillance in 2020

    A look at what the future holds for the development, implementation of video systems

    Article • August 20th, 2013

  • U.S. nuclear plants vulnerable to terrorists

    NRC-licensed facilities found to be susceptible to theft of nuclear material, acts of sabotage

    Article • August 16th, 2013

  • The four pillars of campus security

    A look at basic areas that need to be addressed as college students, faculty members head back to school

    Article • August 15th, 2013

  • Tracking social media to improve public safety

    Law enforcement has yet to realize the true potential of social media monitoring

    Article • August 14th, 2013