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Investigating Beyond FBI Fingerprinting

Massachusetts, the state recently started requiring FBI fingerprint-based criminal background searches for teachers and other school employees.

The extent to which each state reports records to the FBI varies widely. The federal government acknowledges that it’s possible to obtain more accurate information from professional background screeners.


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How Federal Background Checks Are Changing

The Snowden leaks, the Navy Yard shooting, and recent evidence that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s primary background check contractor all have forced the federal government to look at changing the way it does background checks.

The report from June 4, 2014, stated that one USIS employee turned in more than 15,000 investigations in one month, translating to about 21 screens every hour of every day during that month, which has raised red flags.


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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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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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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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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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