Physical Security

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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How the Boston Marathon Bombing Changed the Game of Sports Security

One year ago, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, shocking the nation and driving international sporting event security changes

Now, new security protocols and a full year of planning and training guard the athletes, spectators and race course for the 2014 Boston Marathon. What did industry leaders take away from the incident?


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Boston Prepares for 2014 Marathon with New Security Rules

After more than 10 months of careful planning for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, Boston's hotels are gearing up for record occupancy and larger-than-ever crowds of spectators both in the city and along the 26.2 mile route. This year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21st.
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Wife of NJ Mall Carjacking Victim Files Lawsuit

Jamie Schare Friedland, the wife of carjacking victim Dustin Friedland, has filed a lawsuit against the owners of The Mall at Short Hills, claiming they put profits ahead of security at the mall.


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Indiana Gaining Traction Against Highway Copper Thefts

Copper wire thefts from highway street lights have decreased over the past few months following a December plea for help, an Indiana Department of Transportation official said Thursday. Crews are crediting counter-theft measures put in place with the Indiana State Police.


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Teen Sneaks Past Sleeping WTC Security Officer

A New Jersey teen got past the wall of security at 1 World Trade Center and a sleeping security officer and made it up to the spire.


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Montgomery, AL Considers Regulating Security Officers

Montgomery, AL is moving forward on plans to regulate private security officers.


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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Amazon Workers' Security Check Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could determine whether companies such as Amazon.com Inc. must pay workers for the time they spend waiting to clear security checks at the end of their work shifts.


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9 Critical Physical Security Trends for 2014

If 2013 was the year for grappling with a slow economy, 2014 will be the year where security technology makes a resurgence, and not just for what it can do in the control room, but in a number of other ways. Here’s my prediction for nine critical physical security trends for 2014.
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Oregon City Latest to Allow Concealed Carry for City Employees

Milton-Freewater, Ore., is the latest city to allow city employees to carry guns while on the job, according to The Union Bulletin. The City Council approved a change in the employee handbook Monday that allows properly-permitted staff to carry a firearm at work.


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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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