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ISC West 2014: New Technology Showcase

ISC West is fast approaching – April 2-4 – so while you’re booking your travel to the show, take a few moments to scope out what innovations you want to see for yourself.

Even if you can’t make it to Las Vegas for this year's show, there’s no reason you have to miss out on this year’s technology. Get a sneak peek of what will be shown and debuted at ISC West 2014.


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How Canines Can Boost Security and Detection

In the ever-changing world of security, staying one step ahead of the enemy is paramount.

With the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001, a pilot program called Puppies Behind Bars entered the War on Terror. First, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, one of the country’s largest Contract Working Dog (CWD) employers, came knocking.


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Working with Canines in Healthcare

No one is quite sure when humans first domesticated dogs, however, dogs and people have been working side by side for thousands of years.

Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.


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The Top Steps to Handling An Executive Kidnapping

The most important step is to understand the level and type of kidnap risk in countries or regions where your organization operates or where employees are expected to travel for business reasons.

If your organization is operating in an area where the risk of kidnap is deemed high, you should consider the Special Risk options available through the insurance market. Carried by many leading underwriters, Kidnap/Ransom and Extortion (KRE) coverage reimburses the losses associated with a kidnap.


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How Boston Hotels Are Adopting Twitter for Emergency Communication

Twitter allowed Boston’s hotels to communicate reliable information to their guests and employees.

The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.


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Changing Security with Big Data, the Internet of Things and Social Media

In some sense, our security systems don’t really give us very much information

Recently, there was a mall shooting in which three people died about five miles from my home in Columbia, MD. My wife and I were to have been there getting her phone fixed in the exact part of the mall where the killings took place.


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Why Ports Need Proven, Agile Solutions Now

While the recent budget deal may provide some relief for agencies charged with transportation domain security, this year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face infinite national security challenges with a finite amount of funding.
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San Francisco Enacts Law Limiting Use of Criminal Background Checks

Employers, contractors and affordable housing providers will have limited use of criminal background checks in vetting workers or tenants under a new San Francisco ordinance signed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.


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Missouri Murders Spike after State Repeals Gun Background Checks Repealed

A new study has found that around 60 more people have been murdered each year since the state of Missouri made it easier to buy a handguns without going through a background check.


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China Leads in Counterfeit Goods

The United States named China the leading place for physical markets selling counterfeit goods, while websites in Europe, South America and Canada led in online sales of fakes.


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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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