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Picturing the Perfect Picker

- Cherry-picking a badge system for harvesters, and keeping a thumb on evidence.

Nurturing Workplace Expertise

- Companies must analyze critical jobs and understand how to nurture the expertise workers need to perform those tasks.

The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study

- An attorney and former police officer, the author is particularly strong on legal issues. He raises questions about the applicability of constitutional rights when private security personnel take action, an opportune inquiry at a time when the government looks to the private sector as a major homeland security resource.

Problems Passé in Passaic Valle

- Stickers that say, "Hello my name is..." may be fine for modern mingling. They are not, however, a firm framework for access control. But for the guards at the Passaic Valley Water Commission, in Northeast, New Jersey, such stickers had become a quick and easy option for registering the more than 50 visitors and temporary contractors entering the treatment facility on a daily basis.

GPS Tracks Journey

- When Journey Security Services security guards witnessed a car accident while on patrol, they didn't have time to verify their coordinates and call 911. Instead the guards made a phone call to their supervisor, who tracked their precise location in seconds using the GPS tracking device in one guard's cell phone. The supervisor was able to call for an ambulance while the guards focused on helping the victims.

Did You Know That?

- A national response plan that establishes a comprehensive all-hazards approach to domestic incidents has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security. The plan was developed with private industry help and incorporates best practices and procedures from incident management disciplines. @ Get it via SM Online.

Keys to Learning

- A Long Island school system updates access control lock, stock, and barrel.

CCTV Lowers the Stakes

- A casino in upstate New York bets on digital video.

Quick Bytes: IT best practices

-  The Information Security Forum (ISF), a U.K.-based nonprofit group of more than 260 international corporate members from Adobe Systems to Zurich Financial Services, has released an updated version of The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security. This comprehensive standard allows organizations to measure the effectiveness of their security posture against an international benchmark. The latest version has added guidance on patch management and on mitigating threats posed by instant messaging. It has significantly updated sections on outsourcing, virus protection, and Web server security. Unlike most of ISF’s 200 or so publications, which are available only to members, The Standard of Good Practice is available to the public for free. Get it via SM Online.

Untangling Web of Wasted Time

- Westex Group, Inc., a trading and export management group in Washington, D.C., does not have a large staff. So Joju Sebastian, a technology consultant with the company, wondered why the company’s T-1 connection was being “bogged down big time” by persistent Internet use. He decided that it was time to track how the company’s 13 employees were using—and perhaps abusing—the Web. Sebastian brought the issue to the attention of the CEO, who agreed that the situation should be monitored.

Builders Contstruct Better Security

- Homebuilders fight construction site theft and a company fights personal Web surfing at work.

It best practices

- The Information Security Forum (ISF), a U.K.-based nonprofit group of more than 260 international corporate members from Adobe Systems to Zurich Financial Services, has released an updated version of The Standard of Good Practice for Information Security. This comprehensive standard allows organizations to measure the effectiveness of their security posture against an international benchmark. The latest version has added guidance on patch management and on mitigating threats posed by instant messaging. It has significantly updated sections on outsourcing, virus protection, and Web server security. Unlike most of ISF's 200 or so publications, which are available only to members, @ The Standard of Good Practice is available to the public for free.

Vaulting into Digital Video

- How a company made the move to a PC-based digital CCTV solution that made viewing and storing images easier tasks.
 




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