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Sneak Peek: ASIS 2014 Security Technology

Take a look at the product preview for ASIS 2014.

Take a look at products from Honeywell, Axis Communications, HID Global and more.


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Special Report: Cyber Risk and Security

The word of the year, so far, with regards to cybersecurity, seems to be “data breach.”

When asked specifically about the underlying technologies of a credit or debit card, Americans responded favorably, with 69 percent stating that EMV chip cards are making their debit and credit card transactions more secure, with only five percent feeling chip cards make their transactions less secure.


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Securing Parking Lots with Infrastructure and Lighting

More than 110,000 property crimes occurred every year in commercial parking lots and garages between 2004 and 2008, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The key to gaining the full benefits of your security system is getting in early, Moreno says. If security can introduce plans for parking security technology before construction starts on a structure, the department can save up to 40 percent on infrastructure.


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Boosting Detection with Video Analytics

Can a high-tech, high-cost video surveillance system be wasted on its monitors?

According to Royce Jeffries, the VP of Security Risk Management for Cornhusker Bank, the area had been affected by “lane gang crimes” – thieves break into vehicles or homes to take wallets and checkbooks. Then they drive to the bank with a check and the account holder’s ID, go to the furthest drive-through lane, often in disguise, and try to cash checks.


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Investigating Beyond FBI Fingerprinting

Massachusetts, the state recently started requiring FBI fingerprint-based criminal background searches for teachers and other school employees.

The extent to which each state reports records to the FBI varies widely. The federal government acknowledges that it’s possible to obtain more accurate information from professional background screeners.


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How Federal Background Checks Are Changing

The Snowden leaks, the Navy Yard shooting, and recent evidence that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s primary background check contractor all have forced the federal government to look at changing the way it does background checks.

The report from June 4, 2014, stated that one USIS employee turned in more than 15,000 investigations in one month, translating to about 21 screens every hour of every day during that month, which has raised red flags.


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Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Entertaining the public is a unique animal.

All major sporting event organizers face great challenges in the development and enhancement of effective emergency management capabilities.


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Maintaining Awareness with Day/Night Cameras

River Islands has been advertised as the ideal place to raise a family because of extensive surveillance technology, security checkpoints and other policing strategies.

Violent crime has either steadily declined or increased, depending upon the part of the country, although consistent budget cuts are one reason that lawmakers in some municipalities have been forced to hire fewer police officers when new camera equipment will do.


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Adapting Surveillance and Video Analytics for High-Stakes Ports

Surveillance and ports seem to go hand in hand

According to Greg DeCanio, the Chief of Law Enforcement at LIMA, the new video management system provides airport security personnel with “the ability to access video at our computers, making us more efficient and letting us monitor activity for security and law enforcement purposes at the touch of a button.”


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7 Free Cybersecurity Planning Resources for SMEs

Cybersecurity is now a primary concern of senior executives within both the Fortune 500 and, perhaps more importantly, the “SME 28.”

The Federal Communications Commission developed “Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0” by teaming with members of the public and private sector, including the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Chamber of Commerce.


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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.

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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? 

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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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