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Elevator Talk: Key Questions for Key People

Ray O’Hara, CPP believes in young professionals. In particular, he believes in the capabilities and the future potential of young security professionals. Growing that base and educating young professionals about security as a “first career” is one of his personal goals as 2011 President of the ASIS International Board of Directors.
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Security and the CFO: Show Me the Money

Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Finance Director, Corporate Treasurer…whatever the title may be, they control the money in an organization – where it’s spent, how much is spent, perhaps even why it’s spent.
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Biometrics – Getting Personal and Liking It

Beyond identity management, biometrics, integrated with access controls, now can more accurately and conveniently open a door, allow or block entrance to everything from a country to a port facility, permit admittance into a computer network or database, and even handle homeless individuals in a more caring manner.
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Vertical Sector: K-12 Education


Security issues exist at all grade levels; but diminished funding makes implementing the many available technology solutions a challenge.
The world of K-12 education brings to mind the archetypal images of playgrounds and lunchboxes, marching bands and football games. But clearly the “dear old golden rule days” of school have not been immune to pressures that are giving security directors greater concern and increased responsibility, even at the lower grade levels.
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Vertical Sector: K-12 Education

Schools Are Demanding, “Show Me the Money!”

With decreases in government spending and legislative bodies cutting budgets, those in the education market need help to find funding.
Security is a top priority for school systems. Nonetheless, it is a reality that funding which provides a safe, secure learning environment often must compete with traditional financing that pays for books and buildings. Fortunately, federal, state, private foundation and corporate grants are available to pay for security programs — if you know where to find them.
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Biometrics: Hands Down

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and for many high-risk areas, security remains a work in progress. A perfect example is all the hype that various airports are generating for using—or more to the point, how they are using—body scanning equipment.
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The Canary in the Mine

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

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

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!

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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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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Security Magazine

September 2014

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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