Susan Feinberg

Freelance Writer

Susan Feinberg is a Florida-based veteran journalist with more than 20 years business writing experience. She may be reached at

Articles by Susan Feinberg

February 2008
There has been dramatic change in the role that technology plays in ensuring safety on college campuses. “I heard Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security chief, say that our budgets won’t allow us to triple or quadruple the number of people responsible for safety,” said Ted Collins, president and chief operating officer of InterAct Public Safety Systems, a company headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C. READ MORE
December 2007
As retailers continue to invest in new programs and technology to combat crime in their stores—such as inventory tracking and security systems—dollar losses from fraud and theft have reached an all-time high. READ MORE
December 2007
More than 530,000 shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended, and more than $116 million was recovered from those thieves by just 23 major retailers in 2006, according to the 19th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, a loss prevention and inventory shrinkage control consulting firm based in Fruitland Park, Fla. READ MORE
December 2007
Identity theft is a serious problem that can damage consumers’ financial history and personal reputation, and it can take years to unravel. The number of U.S. adult victims of identity fraud decreased from 10.1 million in 2003 to 8.4 million in 2007, according to the 2007 Identity Fraud Survey Report released by Javelin Strategy and Research. READ MORE
October 2007
The casino industry is one of the most protected entertainment venues with security personnel and video surveillance on virtually every inch of the property, but in a business enterprise dominated by transactions involving currency and paper and plastic instruments with cash value, casinos are vulnerable to criminal activity. READ MORE
October 2007
Hotel owners and managers are becoming increasingly concerned about enhancing their security and protecting their guests; according to a 2006 survey of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, based in Washington, DC, 93 percent of hotels are using electronic locking systems, compared to 62 percent reported in the organization’s 1998 survey. READ MORE
October 2007
There is growing concern that U.S. food and agriculture systems are vulnerable to potential attack and deliberate contamination. The Department of Homeland Security has identified the food and agriculture industries on the list of critical infrastructure sectors that need protection. READ MORE
August 2007
The first new art museum in Bostonin nearly 100 years opened its doors in December 2006. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) building boldly redefines the Boston waterfront with its contemporary, asymmetrical glass architecture. It has triple the space of the museum’s former facility and will house its first permanent collection. READ MORE
April 2007
When it came time to construct its world headquarters building, biotech firm Genzyme wanted it to be innovative and environmentally responsible; “We wanted a building that really represented who we are as a company and to integrate all of the important aspects of our culture,” said Erin Emlock, company spokesperson. READ MORE