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The Canary in the Mine

By Phil Aronson
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Canaries can have a short but significant life in a coal mine. Significant because, in their traditional role, they were used to identify the dangerous and costly fumes known as methane and carbon monoxide which could cause the loss of the business of the mine, the brand of the mine owners, and the skilled human assets of their workers.
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Vertical Sector: K-12 Education

Technology at Work: K-12 Education

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As one of the easiest and most economical ways for a school to dramatically improve overall visitor security, a professional visitor management system from EasyLobby is a good safeguard. This includes Watch Lists such as each states’ registered sex offender database that will alert lobby attendants and administrators when someone on this list tries to check into the building. EasyLobby can display results within seconds when a match occurs.
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Vertical Sector: Education: K-12

News and Resources - K-12 Education

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Seemingly every day, there is an incident at the grammar, middle or high school which calls for quick action from a school or district security official as well as clear, fast, accurate communications to the appropriate stakeholders ranging from parents, students, and teachers to law enforcement and the media.
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Bandwidth, Switches and VLANs – Oh My!

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In IP video surveillance understanding the relationship and interdependencies between bandwidth (any/all cameras and storage playback), the network switches and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Also, how does this relate to the operational and business needs and goals of the physical security organization?
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Securing the Small Lobby

By Sue Marquette Poremba
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You don’t want to just know who is in the building but why they are there, how they got in and even details of packages that are delivered. Old-fashioned methods of paper log books and have a security person check ID badges don’t work any longer.
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Bust Those Myths, Unless They’re the Truth

By Bill Zalud
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What about America as a violent, high-crime society? All facts and statistics show that most crime peaked per capita in 1993.
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Training Wheels: From New Tech to Old-Fashion Service

By Bill Zalud
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With the increasing introduction of more powerful security systems, is ease of use easy to believe?
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The Next Generation Security Leader

By Francis D'Addario
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In the October 2009 issue of Security, leadership columnist Lance Wright reminded us of several key leadership attributes that are universally sought by successful organizations in all sectors.
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Biometrics Redefined

By Ronald Hawkins
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At many buildings and installations, biometric technology is a key component of the security system.
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‘Mega’ Hit? More than More Pixels

By Bill Zalud
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Bigger isn’t always better and less can beat more. Important keys to the video kingdom now include aspect ratio, actual resolution, frame rate and color rendition. Standards are essential except when they are not.
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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.


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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2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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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.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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