Security Newswire

NYC Security Up at Jewish Sites

March 20, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

In the wake of an attack on a Jewish school in France that left four dead, the New York Police Department is increasing security on Jewish sites within the city, according to an article from The Associated Press.

The NYPD dispatched extra patrols to more than 50 locations, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan, the Israeli Mission to the United Nations in midtown and the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side, the article says. 

The shooting Monday took place at a Jewish middle school and high school in the southwestern French city of Toulouse, north of the Pyrenees mountains. An armed man on a motorbike or dark-colored scooter drove up just before classes started and opened fire, killing a rabbi, his two sons (ages 3 and 6) and an 8-year-old schoolgirl. 

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said that although no specific threats had been made against New York, which has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel, the department is taking precautionary measures, the article says. 

"We have to be concerned about what happens overseas," Kelly said in the article. "We have a significant Jewish population in this city, and we have to take that into account."

He added: "We know that we're at the top of the terrorist target list, so we;re concerned about the so-called copy cat syndrome, where someone might see the events unfolding in Toulouse and take it upon themselves to act out."

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Security Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

Podcasts

Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

More Podcasts

Security Magazine

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Adopting New Technology

How long do you wait before adopting a new technology?
View Results Poll Archive

THE SECURITY STORE

comptiahighriseproductphoto
CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.  

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook 40px 2-12-13 Twitter logo 40px 2-12-13  YouTube  LinkedIn logo 40px 2-12-13Google+