Archives: November, 2009

Doug Bedell — November 28, 2009, 12:27 pm

Step-by-Step, Security is an Unrelenting Process

A stark reminder that security involves an unrelenting commitment to process comes in the photo of President Obama shaking hands with an uninvited gate-crashing couple at a White House state dinner for the prime minister of India. Michaele and Tareq Salahi are shown in a photo released by the White House being greeted by the […]

Doug Bedell — November 24, 2009, 11:41 am

‘Bio-Sensors’ Coming to Aid Security Pros

We don’t usually delve into the future, but are encouraged to think that would-be terrorists might be concerned about the impact of DNA sensors that are expected to be available in a few years at “far less” cost than today’s detection devices. Bio-sensors will likely be able to sniff out readily purchasable substances that, in combination, […]

Doug Bedell — November 19, 2009, 10:34 am

Protecting the Great Pyramids of Giza

Here’s a perimeter security system that many would take as a daunting challenge. When you see photos of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, you don’t picture them as being protected by a security system – the thought doesn’t occur, for haven’t they stood nobly in the desert for eons? Yes, truly, but the pyramids […]

Doug Bedell — November 16, 2009, 11:57 am

Security Requires Awareness Communication

Here’s a good statement of what’s involved in creating security awareness at corporate or non-profit locations. It’s in the context of IT security, coming as it does from a data base management site, but it applies to all locations with security concerns. John Sawyer, of the DarkReading site, starts by quoting from a draft publication […]

Doug Bedell — November 9, 2009, 12:41 pm

Leading Means Pulling More Than Pushing

In the security world, as elsewhere, there are misconceptions about leadership. A key one is that “getting behind something” means that management is moving it forward. That’s known as “push” management. In trying times, however, getting in front of an organization – “pull” management – is far more desirable. Writing in Security Technology Executive magazine, […]

Doug Bedell — November 6, 2009, 9:36 am

Risks of Identity Theft on Social Media

To the extent that social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are used in workplaces, security officials there need to be aware of risks to the individuals using them, at least so they can advise them of them. One such risk, reports NextGov, is identity theft. “The amount of personal information posted on social […]