Bernard J. “Ben” Scaglione

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Session: Designing Security Systems to Reduce the Potential for Violence

Bernard J. “Ben” Scaglione

Bernard J. (Ben) Scaglione, CPP, CHPA, CHSP, is Associate Principal at Cerami & Associates where he leads the security team in the design and consultation of security systems in various industries. He has served as a security director for more than 20 years in New York City area hospitals, including New York Presbyterian Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and Atlantic Health System.

Ben has a master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and has served in multiple capacities for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) including council member, committee chair, and member of the IAHSS Board of Directors. He is past Chairman of the ASIS International Healthcare Council, past President of the New York City Metropolitan Healthcare Safety and Security Directors Association.

Ben is currently chair of the ASIS Crime Prevention Council.

Ben was a contributing columnist for Security Magazine and is a frequent author to the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. He is a contributing author for the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management and is a past columnist for Security Magazine.

He has served as an instructor at the Pratt Institute, and New Jersey City University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at John Jay College teaching Healthcare Security.

Ben is the author of two books, “Security Management for Healthcare: Proactive Event Prevention and Effective Resolution” and co-author of “Healthcare Security: Solutions for Management, Operations and Administration.”

He also blogs and manages, “The Secure Hospital,” a blogging and resource management internet site at


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