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IRS Failed to do Background Checks on Contractors

The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft.


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New Security Procedures to be Enacted for Military Bases

The Defense Department will implement a new screening system that will subject people to FBI background checks every time they enter a military base.

 


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Credit Card Fraud Impacts Consumer Confidence Worldwide

IN 2013, there were 1,367 confirmed data breaches impacting consumers’ financial information.

Consumers who are dissatisfied with how they are treated by their financial institution following fraud sometimes change providers, resulting in a global attrition rate of 23 percent.


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Investigating Beyond FBI Fingerprinting

Massachusetts, the state recently started requiring FBI fingerprint-based criminal background searches for teachers and other school employees.

The extent to which each state reports records to the FBI varies widely. The federal government acknowledges that it’s possible to obtain more accurate information from professional background screeners.


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How Federal Background Checks Are Changing

The Snowden leaks, the Navy Yard shooting, and recent evidence that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s primary background check contractor all have forced the federal government to look at changing the way it does background checks.

The report from June 4, 2014, stated that one USIS employee turned in more than 15,000 investigations in one month, translating to about 21 screens every hour of every day during that month, which has raised red flags.


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Con Edison Launches Copper Anti Theft Program

Con Edison has launched a program aimed at deterring copper wire thefts and protecting its equipment.


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Identifying 9 Solutions to Key Hotel Security Concerns

Business and recreational travelers demand safe and secure hotel accommodations and responsive and friendly customer service.
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Three Tips for Securing the Open Enterprise

The days of wrapping our enterprise users and systems within a network security perimeter are long gone. In order to better innovate and compete in today’s fast moving markets, the business needs to leverage any opportunity to accelerate new initiatives and create new revenue opportunities.
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Using Digital Forensics to Investigate Internal Fraud

According to a recent study by the Association of Fraud Examiners, organizations worldwide lose 5 percent of their revenue to fraud each year.
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Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Entertaining the public is a unique animal.

All major sporting event organizers face great challenges in the development and enhancement of effective emergency management capabilities.


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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

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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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