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ISC West 2014: New Technology Showcase

ISC West is fast approaching – April 2-4 – so while you’re booking your travel to the show, take a few moments to scope out what innovations you want to see for yourself.
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Even if you can’t make it to Las Vegas for this year's show, there’s no reason you have to miss out on this year’s technology. Get a sneak peek of what will be shown and debuted at ISC West 2014.


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Addressing Cyber and Physical Risks in Modern Utility Security

In early January, residents of Charleston, W. Va., found that their tap water had a licorice smell and a strong aftertaste, and it resulted in a number of people reporting a variety of ailments.
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In early January, residents of Charleston, W. Va., found that their tap water had a licorice smell and a strong aftertaste, and it resulted in a number of people reporting a variety of ailments.


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How Thermal Cameras Protect Critical Infrastructure

Thermal cameras have been a staple of popular culture media for decades, and it is now even available via smartphone.
By Claire Meyer
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But while the smartphone case, debuted at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, is marketed primarily for personal use, including identifying wildlife, detecting home energy loss or a variety of other practical and creative uses, thermal cameras remain a valuable investment for enterprise security leaders, even though you can’t fit them in your pocket.


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Adding Badges to Save Budgets in Local Governments

Badging several thousand employees in several hundred different facilities can prove to be very complex.
By Diane Ritchey
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Like every public administration, managing ID/access badges in municipal security comes with significant challenges that include organizational changes, continually shifting economic factors, regulatory compliance and emerging technologies and best practices.


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Preparing for Litigation with Good Documentation

Security planning, regardless of business sector, is a company’s best effort to provide a proactive system to protect property and lives.
By Patrick Murphy
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Despite robust planning, a security director’s worst nightmare is a serious injury or death occurring on company property due to a violent criminal act.


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Why Not to Hire an Ethical Hacker

When it comes to hacking, it’s black or white.
By Brent Conran
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There are white hat hackers, black hat hackers and those who live in-between, in the grey area. White hat hackers are ethical computer hackers or security experts who specialize in penetration testing to make sure a system is truly secure.


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How Video Surveillance Prevents Crime in Dover, Delaware

Law enforcement agencies are tasked with the difficult job of keeping communities safe, a responsibility that never goes away.
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Advancements in security technology, however, are giving law enforcement agencies an advantage in the fight against crime. Video surveillance has long been used as a deterrent and tool for capturing incidents as they occur, but recent innovations in IP-based cameras and wireless networks have made it even more practical for law enforcement applications.


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How Boston Hotels Are Adopting Twitter for Emergency Communication

Twitter allowed Boston’s hotels to communicate reliable information to their guests and employees.
By Michael J. Soper
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The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.


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Changing Security with Big Data, the Internet of Things and Social Media

In some sense, our security systems don’t really give us very much information
By Steve Van Till
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Recently, there was a mall shooting in which three people died about five miles from my home in Columbia, MD. My wife and I were to have been there getting her phone fixed in the exact part of the mall where the killings took place.


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Better Guarding Programs with a Team Approach

What does it take to build a solid security program for a major university?
By Diane Ritchey
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For Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, it’s a neighborhood initiative program that looks beyond traditional campus security and that integrates university special police officers with AlliedBarton security officers. The result: recognition in the Higher Education sector in the 2013 Security 500 report.


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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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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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