In larger companies, how does management know that business units are taking security concerns seriously? George Campbell’s Metrics for Success column in the September Security Technology Executive magazine provides some handy indicators for security managers to use. He suggests tracking them both on a Never, Occasionally, Frequently and Trending Up or Down basis: • Business […]
Archives: September, 2009
The nation’s terrorism alert system is still in force, but appears to be in temporary limbo in terms of its design elements. A task force appointed to advise Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on the alert system has recommended three, instead of five, levels, was divided on whether they should be color-coded and, in any […]
Here’s what Jeff Kohl, editor-in-chief of SecurityInfoWatch.com, has identified as top picks for seminar sessions at next week’s ASIS conference in Anaheim, CA. Be sure and stop by PRO Barrier’s booth 1066 as well. We’ll be featuring information on deployment of our K-12-certified Arrestor and our other vehicle access solutions.
Eight years after 9/11, Al Qaeda’s strength seems to be ebbing, but Bin Laden apparently is still out there. Here’s a timely report from Security Management.com, via The Guardian, on what’s known about Al Qaeda’s capacities and prospects at present. They’re harried but still a threat. Definitely no cause to become complacent about our security.
Pause for a moment today to honor the 9/11 victims.
Two sources of in-depth reading on disciplines related to security, thanks to Bruce Schneier. There’s Schneier’s own lengthy essay, “The Psychology of Security,” which draws on insights from behavioral economics, the psychology of decision-making, the psychology of risk and neuroscience. Next, Bruce has discovered Daniel Gardner’s book, The Science of Fear, published in July, 2008. […]
We recommend an upcoming webinar on school security to be presented by SecurityInfoWatch.com on September 17. It will feature Jeff Kohl, editor of SecurityInfoWatch, and Dewey Cornell from the University of Virginia and director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project. They’ll be looking at “how school violence can be prevented before it starts.” Whether or not […]