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How to Build Ownership of a Contracted Security Officer Program

As enterprises are forced to cut budgets and adapt to leaner times, proprietary security forces are often one of the first things to shrink.

At Columbia College, a 16-building private liberal arts college in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, Bob Koverman, the associate vice president of campus safety and security, says there is no silo or separation between the 70-75 contracted security officers and supervisors and the in-house security staff on campus.


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Increasing Security Fleet Efficiency, Safety with Cloud Technology

According to a recent security fleet study, the most immediate concern for security fleet managers are increasing fuel costs. With annual fuel consumption at over 35,000 gallons a year, it comes as no surprise that a search for better fuel efficiency initiatives is more important than ever.
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5 Ways Security Improves Business Intelligence

Integrated video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control have been key security measures businesses have been using for years. They also happen to be some of the best resources businesses should be using to improve business intelligence.
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Medication Tracking System Takes Aim at Counterfeit Drugs

A new medication tracking system is hoped to alleviate the gray market that thrives through diverting medications, as some hospitals and clinics (facing recent drug shortages) have turned to middle-men brokers. However, this increases the risk of counterfeit or unsafe drugs being administered to patients, FDA officials say. Counterfeit or altered medications can be diluted, inert or dangerous.


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Anti-Terrorism Law Expected Prior to World Cup

Lawmakers in Brazil's House of Representatives and Senate are expected to vote on a law that criminalizes terrorism in Brazil. 


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U.S. Brings Fraud Charges Against Private Security Vetting Firm

The U.S. Justice Department has accused United States Investigations Services (USIS) of filing at least 665,000 flawed background checks – about 40 percent of the total submissions – between March 2008 and September 2012.


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Business Interruptions, Natural Catastrophes Top 2014 Enterprise Risks

The top five concerns for 2014 are: Business interruption and supply chain losses; natural catastrophes; fire and explosions; loss of reputation or brand value; and cyber crime, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer survey.


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De-Escalating Sports Venue Conflicts with the Right Tools

If you’ve never considered the safety risks of a professional security officer, placing them in a sporting venue where they are significantly outnumbered is an excellent research lab.
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Hospital Security Lapses in 2013 Turn Spotlight on Security Officer Training

On September 19, 2013, 57-year-old Lynne Spalding was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for a bladder infection. Last seen in her hospital room on September 21, she was found dead in a stairwell at the hospital on October 8th.
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Top Three Lessons Learned from Evacuations in 2013

In July 2013, when all non-essential U.S. citizens were advised to depart Egypt after the resignation of former President Muhammed Morsi, any crisis response company worth its salt was already deep into planning for its clients there.
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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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