The Basics of Computer Forensics

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In recent years, shows like CSI and others have made the general public aware of the concept of forensics – the use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law (Source: www.dictionary.com). However, based on storytelling time constraints imposed on television shows and movies, certain processes and procedures are often oversimplified, enhanced, and …

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Be Prepared to Stand Alone: Planning for Weather Related Emergencies

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No one can control the weather, and weather can only be predicted accurately for a day or so into the future. With regard to specific locations, severe weather that can create extreme conditions and pose threats to life and property can only be predicted a few hours or a few minutes in advance. Within this parameter, weather emergencies may occur …

Preparing for the Ordinary Means Protection for the Extraordinary

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Although this article was originally written for electrical utilities, the concepts apply to other companies and organizations. Darren Nix of Risk Management Associates authored this article originally published in Security Products Magazine. Increased security at Electrical Utility companies for the prevention of ordinary events also provides protection for the extraordinary events. There has been a tremendous focus on protecting our …

Preparing for a Pandemic

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When planning for a pandemic, masks and gloves are the last thing you need. When considering a response to a pandemic, most employers immediately think of personal protective equipment (PPE), which are less effective measures used to protect employees and the public. Work practice, engineering controls, and administrative controls are far more effective but generally take more advanced time and …

How to Choose an Integrator

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A key component to choosing an appropriate security system is a vulnerability assessment or a security threat analysis of a facility. Once an organization’s security needs have been determined, an appropriate security system can be designed to meet those needs. Critically important to the success of these projects is the choice of a qualified systems integrator to install the necessary …

Creating a Master Plan

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The process of developing a Master Security Plan begins with and has its foundation in the information, outcomes and recommendations of the assessment activities. Creating an integrated security plan to guide a security program is rooted in the existing organization, policies and procedures, culture and characteristics of the population. Each of these is surveyed and determined during the security survey/vulnerability …

Beware of Warnings, or Check before You Forward

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Have you received an email like this? Police Warning (Send to Everyone): A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car…Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch …

There is no substitute for a site visit

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We recently were asked to evaluate the security of a facility where a nighttime injury occurred in a parking deck. Upon preliminary review after receiving the information and photos, no real problems were noted. The facility looked well-kept, and reports were that their security was reasonable and up-to-date. The client was advised that a “long-distance’” review would frequently overlook critical …

What is Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design?

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We recently had the opportunity to create a guide and reference for property owners and community stakeholders to use as an aid in understanding the concepts and strategies that can be used to improve security and the quality of life in their neighborhoods. During that process, we researched the concept of CPTED, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, an approach that …