Archives: June, 2008

Doug Bedell — June 30, 2008, 6:11 pm

A Reprise of the 2008 Security Industry Summit

For security officers who weren’t able to attend the Security Industry Association’s 2008 Government Summit June 9-11 in Washington, Government Security provides a lengthy dispatch on what occurred there. Plenty. There was a presentation of trends in the fiscal 2009 Homeland Security appropriations bill (unchanged priorities), and others on hospital security, airport identity credentialing, and […]

Doug Bedell — June 24, 2008, 9:59 am

Why It’s Good for Security Guards Not to be Stationary

Here’s a news story from SecurityInfoWatch’s Security forum that indicates why it’s not a good idea for security guards to sit in their cars. This happened in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., up the Hudson River from New York City. A gas station was robbed of more than $3,000 while its security guard sat in his car […]

Doug Bedell — June 16, 2008, 11:25 am

Confusing Photographers With ‘Security Threats’

Bruce Schneier has an item on his June 15 Crypto-Gram about “The War on Photography” that makes a good point about how to think about security threats. Since 9/11, he notes, people have become aroused about photographers as security threats. “Photographers have been harassed, questioned, detained, arrested or worse, and declared to be unwelcome.” Folks […]

Doug Bedell — June 11, 2008, 11:27 am

Alertness to Federal Postings Yields Funding Clues

Credit Government Security News (GSN) with pointing out what can be gleaned from an “obscure” source of information like the Federal Register. GSN strings together three aviation-related postings in the Register into what might become new Homeland Security initiatives in aviation security, complete with funding. “Assembling a mosaic” GSN calls its technique for close reading […]

Doug Bedell — June 8, 2008, 11:30 am

A DOJ Manual on Securing Electronic Evidence

The U.S. Department of Justice has posted a revised manual on securing materials at electronic crime scenes – computers and other electronic devices that may be involved in suspected criminal activity. We note this because, obviously, the security of electronic systems is part of a facility’s overall security. And electronic systems can be especially challenging […]

Doug Bedell — June 4, 2008, 7:31 am

Specify Security Along With Architectural Grace

Considering an important new building, one that needs to be secure from its opening day? Work with the building contractor and specifiers – the engineers and architects – around security aims from the start. That’s the advice from Access Control & Security Systems on building security into the plans for a new building. Access Control […]