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Creating a Safe and Secure Workplace Environment Using a Culture of Openness

by Brent O’Bryan | October 1, 2013 | sourcesecurity.com

“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down” is an old Japanese saying that took hold in our post World War II corporate America culture. This phrase encourages an unspoken rule of conformity combined with an authoritarian hierarchical structure. Today it is important for business leaders to consider the impact this has in American workplaces. Brent O’Bryan, SPHR at AlliedBarton Security Services explains that a winning formula for both the organization and an individual is a culture actively exhibiting healthy behaviors and practices, combined with a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate or troubling behaviors.

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Caught on Camera: How Video Surveillance Can Protect Your Business

by Karine Heyden | August 28, 2013 | yahoo.com

Security protection of your business premises is, in itself, big business. But did you know that apart from the obvious benefits of safeguarding your business premises against in general intruders, vandalism and theft once you’ve locked up for the night, there are several other ways in which video surveillance particularly can help to protect your business during those hours of work?

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Smile for entry

by Amy Canfield | August 27, 2013 | securitydirectornews.com/

NEW YORK—Many of the 4,000 residents of the historic Knickerbocker Village apartments in Manhattan have tossed out their access cards. Soon all of them will, because the only thing they’ll need to enter the 12-building, 1,600-unit complex is their face. No more keys, no more access codes.

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Data Security Begins With the Traveler

by Joe Sharkey | September 2, 2013 | nytimes.com

MY wife looked up from her iPad, where she was routinely reviewing a credit card statement.

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Senior management do not understand security metrics as it is too technical

by SC Staff | July 11, 2013 | scmagazineuk.com

Half of IT professionals do not believe that their metrics adequately convey the effectiveness of security risk management efforts to senior executives.

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How CIOs Should Talk to the Board About Security

by Deloitte | July 24, 2013 | wsj.com

The surge in high-profile data breaches and cyberattacks that have occurred over the past five years has prompted many corporate boards to begin asking pointed questions about their companies’ information security practices. They want to know: What are the odds our company will experience a damaging security breach, and what are we doing to prevent that from happening?

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Physical Security Experts Must Understand Cybersecurity

by Colin Bodbyl | July 28, 2013 | ifsecglobal.com

Most physical security experts have not known much about cybersecurity. However, as physical security continues to merge with the IP world, cybersecurity training should be on the agenda for each and every one of us.

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Employee Theft On the Rise and Expected to Get Worse

by Chad Brooks | June 19, 2013 | businessnewsdaily.com

Poor pre-employment screening and a decline in supervision are contributing to the rise in employee theft incidents, new research shows.

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