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FBI's 2014 Preliminary Crime Statistics Show Drop in Violent Crime

All offenses in the violent crime category, including murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery, showed decreases in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, the FBI report says. 


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More College Campuses Arming Police

Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Bureau of Justice Statistics report.


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Americans' Satisfaction With Security From Terrorism Drops

Although a majority of Americans remain satisfied with the nation's security from terrorism, this measure has dropped 10 percentage points since last year, from 69% to 59%, and is now back where it was in 2008.


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Sandy Hook Families Sue Newtown, Schools for Lax Security

Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing the town of Newtown, Conn., and its board of education, for inadequate school security. 


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Obama Calls for Data Breach Notification Law

Barack Obama will push Congress to pass a law requiring companies that are victims of data breaches to notify affected consumers within 30 days.


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White House to Hold Global Security Summit

The White House will invite allies to a Feb. 18 security summit in Washington to try and prevent violent extremism. 


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Study Shows Employee Theft Involves Money and is Rarely Reported

A study of 314 small business owners in Cincinnati found that 40 percent of thefts in small businesses are of money.


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U.S. Senate Votes to Renew Terrorism Insurance Bill

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to extend a federal terrorism program for six years. Lawmakers failed to extend the program before it expired last year, and it was quickly reauthorized in a 93 to 4 vote.


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Morgan Stanley Investigating Insider Theft of Client Data

Account information for approximately 900 Morgan Stanley clients was, briefly, available online. One employee has been fired so far in the incident, and an investigation is ongoing. 


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Retailers Estimate Holiday Return Fraud Will Cost Them $3.6 Billion

Grocery, department, discount, specialty and small retailers will lose an estimated $10.9 billion to return fraud this year.


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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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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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