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Security Leadership and Management

Measuring U.S. Security Perceptions

ACCORDING TO THE 2014 Unisys Security Index, the top three individual concerns in the U.S. are identity theft, bankcard fraud and national security in relation to war or terrorism.

On the Internet security side, 37 percent of Americans are seriously concerned about the security of shopping or banking online.


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Who is Facilitating Insider Threats?

Are enterprises in an impossible situation when it comes to dealing with insider threats?

While legislators have passed a multitude of statutes to aid in the protection of our economic interests pertaining to data systems – non-physical assets and privacy – frequently any course of action is still determined by the concept of monetary loss and treated as if someone was stealing or damaging physical assets, or as in the case of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), creating a statue that has been described as dense and confusing to even legal scholars.


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Managing Security for a Growing Corporate Campus

The Cox Enterprises campus went from having one employee entrance to three, in addition to a visitor entrance.

While the police and fire department response times are good in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in medical emergencies, security officers are often the first on the scene. The G4S officers are trained in first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) devices.


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How Atlanta Increased Security by Sharing Surveillance

Atlanta’s Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC) started with a mere 17 city-funded cameras three years ago.

Through the VIC, private-sector enterprises can join the program for a small licensing fee, and tie their exterior surveillance cameras into the VIC network. Or, if they prefer, enterprises (especially small businesses or residential complexes) can lease a camera from the police department or another proprietary business.


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Dow Corning Battles Counterfeiters of its Silicone Sealants

 As part of an ongoing effort by government authorities across China to crack down on counterfeiting, law enforcement authorities in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, broke up a counterfeiting ring selling fake Dow Corning silicone sealant. 


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The Future of DHS Partnerships with Frank Taylor

In its recent Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the Department of Homeland Security outlined its strategies for becoming a more integrated and agile agency

Ultimately, with a public-private partnership, what you put in is what you get out, says Wesley Bull, Senior Director/Head of Global Protective Services at NVIDIA, a company that invented the GPU – the engine of modern visual computing.


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Extending Dignity and Respect to Security Officer Contracts

Virtually every company will have a statement of some kind extolling the senior leadership’s commitment to treating people with dignity and respect.

Another thing to consider is that cleaning crews and security officers generally have unfettered after-hours access in most companies and are doing their work when virtually no one from the company is around to oversee them.


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Why America Needs a CSO

The loss of intellectual property due to theft by China costs the U.S. more than $300 billion annually and translated into 2.1 million fewer jobs in this country.

The office of U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma found that 25 percent of approved disability claims should have never been approved and another 20 percent are highly questionable.


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WMATA Sued Over Criminal Background Check Policy

Nine plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority aleging that WMATA's "comprehensive" criminal background check policy.


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Gartner: 2015 Will See Development of Digital Risk Officer Role

More than half of Chief Executive Officers will have a senior digital leader role in their staff by the end of 2015. However, the duties of a Digital Risk Officer would be very different than a chief information security officer (CISO). 


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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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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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