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Verizon Data Breach Report Offers Decade-Long View of Cyber Crime

April 22, 2014

Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, obtained early by FedScoop, identified nine overall threat patterns by collating 10 years of data, and Verizon researchers have now mapped those specific threat patterns to specific industries.


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TSA Aims to Improve Performance with Human Behavioral Studies

April 21, 2014

How can a federal transportation security officer’s thought process influence baggage screening decisions? The Transportation Security Administration and Sandia Research Laboratories are investigating the impacts on threat detection when officers are asked to switch between TSA Pre-Check and standard passenger lanes.


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President Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

April 21, 2014

The measure was passed in response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi, who allegedly participated in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, as its next Ambassador to the U.N.


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San Jose Councilman Proposes Voluntary Home Security Video Database

April 18, 2014

Under the proposal, homeowners can voluntarily register their security cameras for a new police department database, which would theoretically help police solve more crimes promptly. Through the system, police would remotely gain access into participating homeowners’ digital camera feeds.


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Teens Now Tweeting Bomb-Threat Jokes to American Airlines

April 16, 2014

Spurred on by the arrest of a Dutch teenager identified as “Sarah” in Rotterdam on Monday, who tweeted “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye," dozens of teens are now tweeting bomb-threat jokes to American Airlines.


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'Kill Switch' Standard on U.S. Phones in 2015

April 16, 2014

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015.


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New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program

April 15, 2014

The New York Police Department has disbanded a special unit that tried to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance.


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Survey says People Want Connected Cars but Also Fear Them

April 13, 2014

A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy.


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Federal Energy Regulators "Scrubbing All Databases" to Protect Power Grid

April 11, 2014

After several officials let slip some sensitive documents revealing specific physical threats to the U.S. power grid, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking steps to clamp down on the flow of information out of the organization. 


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PG&E Offers $250K Reward for Substation Attack Leads

April 11, 2014

In the latest development since the targeted attack on a southern California Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation last April, PG&E is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the attack.


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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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April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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