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FERC Rejects Security Proposal from Utilities Group

July 17, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected a proposal to improve electric grid security, sending the proposal back to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for revision. The group must strengthen its rules about how utilities should assess and protect power substations and systems, the ruling says.

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FBI Releases Figures for Top 10 States for Violent Crime

July 15, 2014

Tennessee topped the list of the FBI's rankings of states with violent crime, followed by Nevada and Alaska. While these rankings do not account for many different factors – grouping crime by state can be simplistic and ignore factors that influence crime, the FBI warns – many states with the highest and lowest rates have remained consistent for many years. 

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ASIS Announces Supply Chain Risk Management Standard

July 14, 2014

Supply chain risk management is vital for organizations that rely on extended operations, both internal and external, for their success. It involves the assessment and control of risk events at all points in an end-to-end supply chain, from sources of raw materials to end use by customers and consumers.

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Report Details Sources of Confusion During Navy Yard Shooting

July 14, 2014

A locked surveillance room, internal emergency call systems and a complex building layout led to initial confusion regarding the number and identity of perpetrators in the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C.

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ICE, Border Patrol Facing Budgetary Crises During Underage Immigration Movement

July 11, 2014

Both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Patrol departments of Homeland Security could run out of funding by the fall if emergency funds are not approved by Congress. 

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Survey: Critical Infrastructure Companies Woefully Unprepared for Security Breaches

July 10, 2014

Nearly 70 percent of critical infrastructure companies surveyed by Unisys and the Ponemon Institute suffered a security breach in the last year. According to the report, “Despite staggering statistics around the number of security breaches within these sectors, results showed that they gap between security concern and preparedness is overwhelming.”

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Chemical Facility, Border Security Bills Clear House

July 9, 2014

Legislation for chemical facility security standards, border preclearance, Homeland Security social media use and emergency communications passed with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 

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Jury Finds Dodgers Negligent in Giants Fan's Beating

July 9, 2014

A California jury  found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in a civil lawsuit related to the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow following a 2011 baseball game.

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Report: Dozens Shot in Chicago Over Fourth of July Weekend

July 7, 2014

Eleven people were reported dead and at least 50 others injured from shootings over the four-day Independence Day holiday. 

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Target Asks Customers to Leave Guns at Home

July 3, 2014

Target Corp. said it would "respectfully" ask customers to not bring guns into its stores, "even in communities where it is permitted by law." 

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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.


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

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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