17Sep 2012

Security metrics come in a wide variety of flavors and few are applicable to all type of enterprises.  Security metrics in healthcare may not be suitable or useful for data centers or retailers.  However, the link below brings up some interesting metrics that may be applicable to most organizations.  Metrics in the link include: Cost […]

25Apr 2012

At the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety conference in May 2012, we are presenting “A Model for Predicting Average Numbers of Hospital Security Based On Statistically Validated Parameters.”  This is the culmination of a year and a half of effort by a small group to develop benchmarks for security staffing. The goal of […]

15Aug 2011

A recent article on Feedback Loops in Wired Magazine suggests that is we “provide people with information about their actions in real time (or something close to it), then give them an opportunity to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors.”  This concept is the backbone of Crime Analysis which creates a site-specific crime feedback […]

24Sep 2010

On the heals of a significant security breach or crime, organizations often beef up security by adding more security personnel, installing new security systems, increasing training frequency, or writing new policies.  While this is sometimes a reasonable option, more often, maximizing existing resources is a more sustainable option.  This process is called security optimization and […]

12Apr 2010

Organizations can obtain a measurable return on investment through cost savings on security personnel deployment, effective implementation of physical security measures, and reduced liability exposure.  Using data driven security, an organization can add to the bottom line in three ways: – Effective Selection and Deployment of Security Measures – Security measures are costly. Proper data […]

11Mar 2010

Data driven security is a concept utilized by organizations operating in a constantly changing environment to effectively manage the dynamic risks which challenge their organization. Security professionals operating in today’s increasingly competitive environments face the unique challenge of providing security that reduces crime and loss, is cost effective, and does not expose their organizations to […]

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