05/15/2013 - Security guru Bruce Schneier has observed that incorrectly deployed cryptography is akin to putting a big flagpole in front of your facility and hoping that it will stop any attackers from breaking in. Of course, attackers will simply go around the flagpole rather than running into it.
05/15/2013 - Raymond Holcomb spent 23 years in the FBI, spanning the era of J. Edgar Hoover through 9-11 and its aftermath. He played a key role in the transformation of the organization’s primary focus from crime-fighting to national security.
04/23/2013 - Easy-to-read and often humorous, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty is highly relevant for security managers, notwithstanding its breezy style. Readers will come away with an understanding of the drivers of dishonesty and how to restructure the environment for better security.
03/27/2013 - This book contemplates defense and security from the perspective of the affected states (Canada, Russia, Denmark, Greenland, Norway, United States, Iceland, Sweden, and Finland) based on the foreseeable transition from an ice-bound region to an ice-free one.
03/27/2013 - Author Joel Brenner discusses lessons learned from his work in government intelligence positions, and asserts that government and corporations reside in a “glass house” in terms of transparency where secrecy and security are illusions.
03/26/2013 - Author Lisa Orloff uses case studies and anecdotes, along with other tools, to provide a practical guide for managing spontaneous volunteers following a disaster so that emergency responders can get the most out of those volunteers.