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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Podcasts

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 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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