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Looking back at Security Management in 1992

Flashback to Security Management in 1992

September 1992 | VOL. 36, NO. 9

Competitive Intelligence

Information was the theme of the September 1992 issue of Security Management. Members wrote most of the articles in that issue; four of them focused on different aspects of information security: “Foiling the New Corporate Spy” by Marc Tanzer; “Counterespionage Techniques That Work” by Michael Hansen, CPP; “Clear the Air with TSCM” by James Calhoun; and “Who’s on the Line?” by Richard J. Heffernan, CPP.

In addition to those four feature articles were items on the risks of information systems, preventing computer viruses, and general protection of company hardware and software—all integral to good information security. In this July 2020 issue of Security Management, the magazine revisits the issue of information security. An article by Senior Editor Megan Gates examines the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, particularly in the global arena.

Special Events

Day-to-day security measures may be upended when people congregate for a special event. “A Homecoming to Remember” in the September 1992 issue of Security Management recounts how a small college homecoming celebration erupted into violence. Author K.C. Poulin examined what went wrong and offered advice for securing special events.

While that advice holds true today, the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is forcing security leaders to consider the health and safety of participants in a new way. Assistant Editor Sara Mosqueda interviews Cathy Lanier of the National Football League to learn how this premier sporting organization is reacting to the threat.

The 1992 article mentioned above linked insufficient training of security personnel to prolonged chaos and violence. This 2020 issue of Security Management offers an in-depth look at training that applies to daily security as well as event security.

The illustration from 1992 and the July 2020 cover illustration were created by the same artist, Steve McCracken, whose work continues to enhance the pages of Security Management.