Security & Business Resilience

California Develops Earthquake Early-Warning System

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California will be the first state to get an earthquake early warning system.


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Technology ‘Biggest Risk to Supply Chain’ in 2014

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Technology poses the biggest risk to businesses’ supply chains over the next 12 months, according to a report. 


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How Corporate Security Can Face Down Fourth-Generation Warfare

Just because your enterprise is not operating in a warzone does not make you immune to fourth-generation warfare.
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Nation-states with political agendas and their standing militaries are no longer the primary participants in conflicts. Threat actors can come from anywhere.


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How to Plan for Post-Incident “Golden Minutes”

You've heard about the "Golden Hour" after an incident, but you should be planning for the "Golden Minutes."
By Joanne Pekich
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In the wake of recent high-profile shootings and incidents, access control, video surveillance and armed guards have become the discussion of the day to deter future attacks. But what can enterprise security leaders do about threats that cannot be prevented? How can you plan for the golden minutes following an incident?


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Bijan Karimi: Bringing Order to Chaos

“We discuss risk as a concept beyond just the financial exposure… From supporting the community’s planned events to planning for the unknown, our job is to both be ready today and to look ahead.”
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No one better defines the adage “Find what you love to do and then figure out how to make a living at it” better than Bijan. While he held a successful career in financial services, he also volunteered as a member of the Marin (California) County search and rescue team. Following the events of 9/11, more government funding became available to help local jurisdictions prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.


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Natural Disasters Perceived as Primary Cause of IT Downtime

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If IT departments are any indication, disaster recovery is a major focus for businesses – almost 50 percent of respondents in the Quorum Disaster Recovery survey indicated 11 to 25 percent of their companies’ IT budget is allocated to disaster recovery this year. 


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MetLife Stadium Passes Power Test for Super Bowl

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In an effort to avoid the 2013 Super Bowl power outage, officials put the MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands sports complex through multiple power and utilities tests. 


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Americans' Concern about Disasters Remains High, but Preparedness is Low

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Even though more than half of Americans have been impacted by a natural disaster and understand the risks they face, many have not taken basic precautions to protect themselves and their property from danger and damage.


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University of Hawaii Partners to Market Robotic Vessel

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The University of Hawaii has partnered with Ohio company Battelle to market an unmanned robotic vessel capable of exploring disaster zones in harbor ports before first-responder personnel, according to Pacific Business News.


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28 States Failing to Meet Disaster Preparedness for Children: Aid Group

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Most states don’t require four basic safety plans to protect children in schools and child care from disasters, according to aid group Save the Children.


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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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Security Magazine

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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