On Guard: A Security Protocol Can Prevent Crime, From Bank Robberies to Kidnappings

BY TRACY SCHOENBERG, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR CAROL DODGEN STARTED HER company, Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC, in 1998, and since that time has spent many years researching cases of robbery and work­place violence. “I have been fortunate enough to sit down with individuals who have survived such incidents to try to learn from their experiences,” she explains. “I have also interviewed several
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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: Protecting and Defending America

BY MARTIN DAKS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR SPANNING 42,000 CONTIGUOUS acres across Burlington and Ocean counties, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL) is the nation’s only tri-service joint base—home to active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and the Coast Guard. With more than a $6.9 billion economic impact in the region, the base is
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The Jersey Shore is Open for Business and Vacations

BY MARTIN DAKS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR IT’S SUMMER IN NEW JERSEY, when America celebrates its July Fourth birthday. For the Jersey Shore counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May, this translated into more than $21 billion of tourism spending during 2018, according to a study released earlier this year by the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. Many summer
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Cyberspace: Protecting Data is Serious Business

COMPILED BY JOHN JOSEPH PARKER, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR CYBERCRIME IS ON THE RISE, draining about $500 billion a year from businesses worldwide. In fact, bad actors—both foreign and domestic—make cyberspace one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, and yet security precautions remain inade­quate to the risks that we now face. The answers to this challenge include creating a cybersecurity defense; soft­ware and
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