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Based in Marble Falls, American Bank of Texas, N.A. provides banking and other financial services for the Highland Lakes, Austin, San Antonio, Seguin, Fredericksburg and Temple areas. American Bank of Texas N.A. delivers personalized attention to customers across the bank's 16 branches. With total assets more than $747 million, ABT offers the charm of a small town bank with the resources of a large financial institution. 

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TSA Privatization Talk Misses the Mark

There continues to be discussion over the technologies, procedures and screening professionals at airports. Here are perceptive observations of an executive from the inside.

The recent controversy of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) increased use of passenger pat downs and full body image scanning has re-ignited the rhetoric around privatization of TSA screeners at U.S. airports. This increased scrutiny comes at a time when many travelers, lawmakers, privacy advocates and the general public  re already voicing  criticism of the TSA’s reliance on screening methods that many characterize as overly aggressive and a violation of privacy.

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Securing the Shuttle -- Behind the Scenes at Kennedy Space Center

The shuttle Endeavour launched into space this morning with much fanfare. Behind the scenes, however, securing the shuttle, crew and the entire NASA operation, is not an easy task, yet it's done with much skill and grace under pressure.

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Five Steps to a Secure Property

Security managers have many responsibilities and concerns. While keeping their buildings safe and secure is certainly one of them, it need not be a complicated matter. 

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Datacenter Integrity...Physical Security Matters

Today’s vital business information now fills datacenters instead of file cabinets. These facilities are critical to the operations of almost any company or government agency. 

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Retail’s Wholesale Use of Security Video

From Nordstrom and Macy’s to Johnny Rockets, Sacramento, Calif.’s Arden Fair Mall is a destination as well as a retail and dining community on its own.

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Software Development Kits Transform Integrated Security from Cost to Cash

The traditional notion of security systems operating independently of various building systems started becoming obsolete several years ago, as many end users developed the expectation that their security systems should work in conjunction with other building systems such as their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), secondary fire and lighting.

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From Top to Bottom, Inside and Out: Five Facilities, One Shared Focus

Peeking into certain business sectors – three health care facilities, state government and a private university – there are outstanding examples of facilities and their security leaders using technology to validate security’s value, create business efficiencies and to build quality teams.

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‘Velvet Hammer’ Welcome Better Secures Facilities

From the highest city buildings and sprawling office campuses to always-open gaming establishments and even on-the-water assets, security today is an intelligent mix of “welcome in” and “keep out.” Such assignments also blend people on duty in lobbies, walking corridors and patrolling parking areas with technology that ranges from traditional to unique.

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The Hostile Customer: Assessing the Risk to Your Organization

When we think of security in the retail environment, we traditionally tend to picture shoplifting, credit card fraud, check fraud, identity theft and employee theft. But how often do you, as a security professional, or your retail team, consider the potential security and liability risk of hostile customers?

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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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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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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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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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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