03Jun 2010

The Center for Biosecurity at UPMC recently released a  Preparedness Report that proposes the following key elements of a national strategy for healthcare preparedness and response: Definition and vision of a U.S. healthcare system prepared to handle the response to a spectrum of mass casualty events that vary in size and severity from common medical […]

09May 2010

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author. Described by The Economist as a “security guru,” he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. Click here to read Why Aren’t There More Terrorist Attacks?  on Schneier on Security

03May 2010

What are the most commonly mixed up security terms? Threat, vulnerability, and risk. While it might be unreasonable to expect those outside the security industry to understand the differences, more often than not, many in the business use these terms incorrectly or interchangeably. Maybe some definitions (from Strategic Security Management) might help…. Asset – People, […]

30Apr 2010

In most cases, there is a fairly obvious answer to this question. Typically, security personnel are deployed in the protection of people and property. In some environments, however, the assets in need of protection are not so obvious. Take a high tech environment, for example, where the assets may be design features of equipment. Or […]

16Apr 2010

Vulnerabilities are opportunities, opportunities for crime, opportunities for rule breaking violations, opportunities for loss.  By definition, a vulnerability is a weakness or gap in a security program that can be exploited by threats to gain unauthorized access to an asset.  Vulnerabilities include structural, procedural, electronic, human and other elements which provide opportunities to attack assets.[1] […]