Archives: September, 2012

Doug Bedell — September 26, 2012, 2:18 pm

Risk Management, According to LEGO Systems

It never hurts for security people to take a broader view of risk than what occurs at the front gate or around the perimeter. In fact, it’s a good idea to do so. Like what occurred at LEGO Systems in Denmark in 2006. Yes, LEGO, every kid’s favorite (or nearly so) building toy. As Denmark’s […]

Doug Bedell — September 24, 2012, 9:08 am

‘Gee, I Had a (Gun) Permit’

It’s good to know that airport security checkpoint people are being alert, but there’s a couple of puzzling aspects to a story on how one of them intercepted a gun at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday. A loaded .38 Smith and Wesson Airweight revolver was found in the purse of a Republic Airlines flight attendant. So […]

Doug Bedell — September 21, 2012, 11:10 am

Passwords Becoming Problematic

On his Schneier on Security blog, Bruce Schneier discusses how “password crackers are getting better, and therefore passwords are getting weaker.” “It’s not just computing speed;” Schneier continues, “we now have many databases of actual passwords we can use to create dictionaries of common passwords, or common password-generation techniques. (Example: dictionary word plus a single digit.)” […]

Doug Bedell — September 19, 2012, 6:57 pm

A Security Premonition for the Years Ahead

“Rich” on the Securosis blog (presumably Rich Mogull, Securosis’ CEO) has a premonition about the next 10 years in security terms, principally information/IT security, but that can overlap with physical security. “I believe,” he writes, “that we are now deep in the early age of a major inflection point in security. Not one based merely […]

Doug Bedell — September 18, 2012, 10:10 am

Paper Available on U.S.-Mexican Border Security

The security of the U.S.-Mexican border is an impacted subject not easy to master. Here, the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security provides an emerging paper on the nation’s southern border. “Concerns about global terrorism, potential threats posed by those entering the United States illegally, and fears that skyrocketing violence in Mexico […]

Doug Bedell — September 13, 2012, 11:45 am

Recognize Social Media as Emergency Listening Posts

Social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have become legitimate listening posts for emergency response. Security personnel ought to be familiar with them, if not regularly listening in for posts on upsets in the neighborhood of their own facilities. There won’t be many, fortunately, but timely awareness never hurts. On American City & County’s […]

Doug Bedell — September 11, 2012, 9:11 am

Do Your Vehicle Barriers Meet All Your Expectations?

Do your vehicle barriers meet all of your expectations? The success of site security depends upon its reliability. While PRO Barrier Engineering is distinguished for our design aesthetics, we have gained even greater credibility for the simplicity, as well as the dependability, of our comprehensive systems. Our customers consistently compliment the high quality of our […]

Doug Bedell — September 9, 2012, 7:57 am

A Company of ‘Firsts’

PRO Barrier Engineering LLC is passionate about developing customized solutions to protect people and facilities. Rather than mimic the “standard” barrier with a massive steel structure that produces high impact forces, PRO Barrier was the first to develop a lightweight hybrid design offering greater flexibility, literally and figuratively, than  our competitors can match. Using energy-absorbing […]

Doug Bedell — September 7, 2012, 10:52 am

Vehicle Barrier Solutions to Meet Your Needs

As a partner to government, military, industrial, and commercial markets, PRO Barrier Engineering LLC is passionate about developing customized solutions to protect people and facilities. Whether for routine vehicle access control, or for stopping vehicle-based terror attacks, or both, we believe that a subjective approach to barrier design results in more tangible benefits for each […]

Doug Bedell — September 5, 2012, 9:19 am

The Key Requirement: Dependable Vehicle Access Control Over Time

Vehicle access control and personnel entrance control – one leads to the other. Both are subject to the same basic cost principles, as discussed by Mike McGovern on a Government Security News blog post: It’s the total cost, short and longer-term, that really matters. “The danger…is that competitive bid situations actually can lead to higher […]