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Guest Commentary: Liability issues that face today's security management

September 11, 2015Scott Starkey

First, let me admit, before my career path took me into the security sector, I used to be one of the “bad guys.”I was an attorney. I made my living by finding ways to sue corporations. One of the more lucrative avenues that I found was suing companies and utilities for negligent security. Negligent security falls under premise liability. (I will describe it, and ways to defend it, a little later here.)Let's face it, security is a “non-revenue generating expense.” When programs...

guest commentary, Scott Starkey


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Infrared cameras protect major water utility

June 3, 2015Amy Canfield

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–When you are the security director for your state's largest water utility, protecting reservoirs can be a challenge.For Scott Starkey, security director for the Birmingham Water Works Board, which serves more than 600,000 residents here, the solution came in the form of thermal cameras.“How do you protect a dam? Adverse impacts could have a catastrophic economic effect. It could be the biggest disaster in Alabama history,” Starkey told Security Systems News.Protecting...

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Critical infrastructure security leaders: 'bridging the gap' with integrators

February 7, 2014Leif Kothe

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Securing critical infrastructure is always a tall order, but add in the constraints of a tight budget and it becomes an even more daunting challenge.To get the most out of a security solution under such demands, end users often have to become more than just security directors—they have to become salesman.“You have to sell it as something that's of value to the community,” Thomas Komola, manager of the security and emergency management office, Massachusetts...

Bhavesh Patel, end user, Genzyme, MIT, physical security, Rob Hile, Scott Starkey, security integrator, SSN, SureView Systems


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'20 under 40' winners will talk tech at TechSec

February 12, 2013Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—Four honorees from Security Director News' “20 under 40” Class of 2013 will speak at TechSec 2013 next month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Representing the retail, hospitality, public utility and corporate sectors, these up-and-comers in the industry will discuss their experiences with new security technology as part of the panel, “Next Gen Security: Young Security Professionals Talk Tech.” This panel reprises an educational session that was highly rated by...

Adam Williams, Chad Pohle, Diebold, Ryan Knisley, Scott Starkey, Security Systems News, TechSec 2013


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