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How to Secure Temporary events Post-Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.
By Claire Meyer
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On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.


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How to Build Ownership of a Contracted Security Officer Program

As enterprises are forced to cut budgets and adapt to leaner times, proprietary security forces are often one of the first things to shrink.
By Claire Meyer
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At Columbia College, a 16-building private liberal arts college in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Bob Koverman, the associate vice president of campus safety and security, says there is no silo or separation between the 70-75 contracted security officers and supervisors and the in-house security staff on campus.


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Why You Need Cybersecurity Risk Management

Governments and corporations are facing considerable risk to their data
By Steven Chabinsky
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Governments and corporations are facing considerable risk to their data, their underlying networks and the reliability of their products because of a confluence of three factors.


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Special Report: Cyber Risk and Security

From Facebook to The Washington Post to Target – 2013 showed us that no matter what, personal data is at risk, more so than ever before.
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As the number of cyber attacks increase, the cost, frequency and time to resolve them increases as well. Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP Enterprise Security Products, the 2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study found that the average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $11.56 million, representing a 78-percent increase since the initial study was conducted four years ago.


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Measuring the CISO's Evolving Sphere of Influence

They are the executives who control information security issues in an enterprise and are responsible for securing anything related to data.
By Diane Ritchey
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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) not only protects IT systems with special hardware, software and secure business processes, but he or she also creates, implements and communicates the organization’s digital information security policies and procedures.


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Training Security Officers for Better Access Management

There is a human factor of access control, and a correct way to train your enterprise’s security officers to perform this vital task.
By Ami Toben
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To most people, the term “access control” refers to beeping key-card readers, little lights turning from red to green, doors unlocking and turnstiles opening, but access control also happens to be one of the most important duties that a security officer is tasked with.


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Top Rewards of Small Business Surveillance

When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.
By Claire Meyer
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When it comes to surveillance, making an investment to protect the small business’s assets is a must, and it can help business owners reap unexpected rewards.


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How RFID and NFC Technology Enhances the Enterprise

RFID-based access control can build those consumer-friendly functions for enterprises while still streamlining the business for smoother operations and security.
By Claire Meyer
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In the consumerization of IT, such as the Bring Your Own Device movement, employees and stakeholders want their services delivered according to their preferences, and more and more are demanding digital, high-tech solutions.


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Balancing Technology and the Human Side of School Security

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.
By Claire Meyer
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Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.


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How Large Jury Settlements Affect Enterprise Security

Regardless of a jury settlement outcome, lawsuits and their resulting publicity leave a stigma and often result in loss of business, not to mention difficulty finding insurance coverage
By Tory Brownyard
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A security executive’s primary strategy should be to prevent lawsuits from happening, so hiring practices and vetting of security firm partners are the first defense. All security officers must be subjected to criminal background and employment history checks.


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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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