Physical Security

5 Steps to Boost K-12 School Security through Environmental Design

By Minu Youngkin
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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – better known as CPTED – is a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing crime through the thoughtful design of an environment.
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Alleged "Rapist List" Appears Around Columbia University

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Fliers with the names of four alleged campus "rapists" are being circulated at New York's Columbia University.


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Looking Back at Boston: Responding to Multiple Threats with Mobile Command Solutions

By David R. Powers
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One year after the events in Boston, it is important that our nation’s law enforcement and homeland security leaders take a hard look at the lessons learned from that day and make some needed changes.
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600 Suspected Gang Members Arrested in Latest ICE Crackdown

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More than 600 suspected gang members have been arrested in the Homeland Security Department’s latest crackdown on street gangs, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.


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Savannah Government Buildings, Businesses Preparing for Gun Law

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The new Georgia gun law that will take effect July 1 is making officials consider beefing up security at government facilities. A metal detector was placed in the front entrance of the Old Courthouse on Wright Square in Savannah, Georgia, after the law was passed.


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Copper Theft Rates and Costs Continue to Rise

Copper fetches nearly three dollars a pound at scrapyards these days, and the demand does not appear to be abating at all.
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Common recommendations for deterring copper theft include painting copper black to disguise it as plastic tubing, fencing areas with copper, or investing in alarm systems, surveillance cameras or security officers.


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

We define physical security as measures taken to protect tangible physical assets from harm.
By Roger G. Johnston Ph.D. and Jon Warner PhD
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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.
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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

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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

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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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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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September 2014

2014 September

In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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