May 2018 Contributing Authors

Security by Industry
May 2018 Contributing Authors


Security Administrator
City of Newport News, Virginia

Yan Byalik, CPP, has worked in the security industry since 2001, when he became a uniformed security officer. Byalik obtained his Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) security officer registration, his armed endorsement, and his private investigator registration.

As contract security manager at a community college, he participated in the final review group of the DCJS's campus security officer registration, eventually becoming an instructor and developing 12 hours of in-service training programs for Virginia campus security officers. In 2014, Byalik became security administrator for the City of Newport News. An active member of ASIS, he serves as assistant regional vice president for Region 5A and is a member of InfraGard. 


Principal Security Consultant

Ben Rothke has more than 15 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy. His areas of expertise are risk management and mitigation, security and privacy regulatory issues, design and implementation of systems security, encryption, cryptography, and security policy development.

Rothke is the author of Computer Security: 20 Things Every Employee Should Know. He writes security and privacy book reviews for Security Management and Slashdot and is a former columnist for Information Security, Solutions Integrator, and Unix Review magazines.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences such as RSA and MISTI, he is a member of the Society of Payment Security Professionals and InfraGard. He holds eight certifications in cybersecurity and IT subjects. ​


Senior Strategist
Bruce Power

Dan McArthur has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear industry in the areas of emergency management, training, communications, radiation protection, health, safety, and environment. As senior strategist at Bruce Power, he focuses on regulatory and government affairs pertaining to emergency management policy. He maintains and leads emergency preparedness projects and has worked to enhance public alerting in the region.

McArthur has participated as the Canadian nuclear industry representative for the International Atomic Energy Agency, and he is currently chairperson for the CANDU Owners Group Emergency Preparedness and Response Peer Group. He is an active member of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance e-Crime Cyber Advisory Council, the Conference Board of Canada Council on Emergency Management, and the Canadian Standards Association.


Researcher and Writer
Security Studies

Mark Beaudry has been a member of ASIS International since 1982 and a Certified Protection Professional® (CPP) since 1996. He is a frequent researcher and author in security studies, police education and performance, criminology, and the history of the Middle East.

In addition to reviewing books, Beaudry provides book proposal reviews and peer reviews for varied publishers and journals. A retired intelligence chief, area studies analyst, Marine Security Guard, and certified antiterrorism instructor for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he holds a Ph.D. in Human Services/Criminal Justice.​


Senior Partner
Dr. Steve Albrecht, CPP

Steve Albrecht, CPP, is a leading expert on work and school violence prevention and on dealing with high-risk employees, customers, and taxpayers. His Colorado Springs-based training and consulting firm specializes in threat assessments, site security surveys, and employee coaching.

He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration, plus degrees in Security Management, Psychology, and English. A member of ASIS for 22 years, he is board-certified in human resources, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment. He spent 15 years at the San Diego Police Department as a full-time officer and later as a reserve sergeant and a domestic violence investigator.

Albrecht has written 18 books on business, security, and law enforcement subjects, including Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence