Articles on how El Paso, Texas, stays safe; security trends; biodefense; security centralization; and responding to a kidnapping round out December's online edition of Security Management
♦ Associate Editor Matthew Harwood travels to El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, to find out why El Paso remains one of America's safest cities in this month's cover story "Bordering on Danger ."
♦ Editor-in-Chief Sherry Harowitz says standards and cloud computing are shaping security's future .
♦ Can venture capital bolster U.S. biodefenses ? Assistant Editor Joe Straws reports.
♦ Security professional Barry Gentry, CPP, explains the business virtues of "unification."
♦ Associate Editor John Wagley reports on one medical facility's love affair with virtual desktops and thin clients .
♦ An ex-FBI kidnap and ransom negotiator explains the three dimensions of consequence during a kidnapping in this month's online exclusive.