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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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5 "Hot Spots" for Business Travel Security

Determining the “hot spots” and travel trends for 2014 and beyond requires a reflection on past years.

Travel risk mitigation plans should protect all employees, including travelers, expatriates and emerging market employees, and there should be a focus on Duty of Care. The plans should include clear and comprehensive policies governing business travel as well as the ability to locate and communicate with travelers within minutes of a significant event.


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Tracking Employees On-the-Go with Smartphone Apps

More than a quarter of U.S. households have ditched their landline phones and gone 100-percent mobile

The youngest households are abandoning landlines in droves. About two-thirds of households led by people ages 15 to 29 relied only on cellphones in 2011, compared with 28 percent for the broader population.


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Building Security's Brand for Better Buy-in

In a wired world that is also full of risk, an enterprise’s reputation can be destroyed in hours.

We share threat information throughout all areas of the organization, we coordinate response events, mitigating controls and we also report to our executive staff and regulatory group on incidents and events. My organization was formed to reduce reputational, financial, operational, and compliance related risks.”


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Adopting Wireless Video to Tackle Covert Surveillance Operations

Crime and vandalism are down with wireless video.

The results have been amazing: over the course of six months, more than 100 arrests have been made for outstanding warrants, gun violations, underage drinking, drug possession and robbery. Crime and vandalism are down; hikers and bikers feel safe again visiting the area.


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How to Make Unreliable Video Reliable

At any given time, 30 percent of an IP video network does not work properly.

Viakoo detects and alerts customers to anything that threatens, degrades or stops a video stream from the camera across the network to the recording disks; every 20- minutes. It also points to the probable cause and what corrective action should be taken


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Future-Proofing with Smart Card Investments

The buzz around the Vanderbilt University Medical Center was that proximity cards were the next step in hospital security and data protection

While the system is indeed better protecting patient information, enabling students to access dormitories and laundry rooms, and even presents the possibility of connecting with point of sale systems across both the university and hospital campuses, one measurable impact of swapping technologies is the reduction in maintenance. 


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9 Strategies to Protect Privacy in Cyber Space

Privacy issues have long been a big concern when it comes to cybersecurity, but with major security breaches like the one Target experienced in December 2013

In the event of a breach, you need to have a written plan to take immediate steps and know who is going to analyze the problem, who will notify the people impacted by the breach, and who you can call for help, among other things.


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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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This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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