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Physical Security

Does Enterprise Physical Security Count as a ‘Real’ Field?

We define physical security as measures taken to protect tangible physical assets from harm.

There are a wide range of available metrics, meaningful standards, licenses and certifications, rigor, ongoing debates and controversies, critical thinking and creativity. Snake oil, product hype, misleading claims and charlatanism, while unavoidably present, tend to get weeded out fairly reliably. Committees, groupthink and linear/concrete thinkers don’t dominate the field.


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Managing Security for Emergency Departments with High-Risk Patients

Hospital Emergency Departments are a truly unique environment.

Due to a number of complex issues which often include a lack of available dedicated psychiatric department beds, a growing population of persons with behavioral disorders and a decreased availability of treatment options due to budget reductions, boarding times of psychiatric or behavioral health patients has skyrocketed in recent years.


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Chicago Creates Violent Crimes Unit

Chicago will step up its efforts to diminish violent crime in the city, in the form of a specialized new unit that will use federal law as a crime-fighting weapon.


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Miami Dolphins Name New Head of Security

The Miami Dolphins appointed Joe Cicini to oversee the organization’s security efforts.

 


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/21/4072369/miami-dolphins-add-security-chief.html#storylink=cpy

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4 States Building United Front Against Copper Theft

Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana legislators are working to crack down on copper thieves, devising similar legislation so someone will not be able to steal copper from one state and try to sell it in another.


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Chicago Police Underreported Number Of 2012 Assaults

About one-quarter of victims of aggravated assault and battery failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a city Office of the Inspector General report.


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Brazil Security Forces Raid Rio Slum Before World Cup

More than 2,000 Brazilian soldiers stormed into a Rio de Janeiro slum complex with armored personnel carriers and helicopters to improve security before the start of the World Cup.


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International Mass Shooting Fatalities Continue to Climb

From the five-year period of 2008-2012, there were 373 total spree shooting fatalities.

Between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013, there were 413 fatalities from mass shootings in the 34 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).


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Top 5 Recommendations for International Active Shooter Risk Mitigation

Active shooter incidents continue to occur around the world as the most disturbing type of a workplace violence incident.

Workplace violence incidents are not isolated to any one country, so global enterprises should maintain plans for active shooter or workplace violence events for each country of operations. Learn where to start with these top five universal recommendations.


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Using Architectural Elements for Stronger Security

When thinking of security, people tend to think of cameras, security officers and metal detectors.

A strong security infrastructure doesn’t always start with the technology, it starts with the blueprints – by working with architects and designers, security teams can build the best security plans before the bricks are even laid.


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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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