Education: K-12

Texas School Safety Training Act Would Provide Active-Shooter Response Training

Teachers with a Concealed Handgun License could receive voluntary training on how to respond to an active shooter, including accuracy with a firearm under duress.
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The Act is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Perry before teachers with their CHL can receive active shooter response training, including marksmanship under duress.


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Legislature Gives Alabama Schools Authority to Hired Armed Security Officers

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The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security officers to protect students.


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Chillicothe High School Gets Excellent Results with Megapixel Surveillance

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Chillicothe High School, in north-central Missouri, has deployed HD megapixel cameras as part of its new IP video surveillance system.


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Florida Senate Passes School Background Check Reform for Contractors

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The bill would create a single, uniform badge at one price for contract workers on school sites, reducing the number and costs of background checks in the state. 


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Los Angeles Schools Hiring 440 New Security Aides

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As part of a $4.2 million plan to increase school security, elementary schools in LA will be patrolled by 440 new security aides equipped with vests and radios.


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NRA Unveils 'School Shield' Security Proposals

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The National School Shield Program recommends a model program that will train school personnel to carry firearms. 


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Conn. Bill Would Provide Immunity to Security Experts

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide immunity from civil liability for school security consultants.


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Journalism Students Learning How to Fly Drones

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Students at the University of Missouri Journalism School, in Columbia, Mo., are now taking courses how to use drones to report stories.


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Explosive Devices, Body Found in UCF Dorm Room

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Explosive devices and a dead body have been found in a University of Central Florida dorm room.


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Senate Committee Passes Campus Safety Act

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s CAMPUS Safety Act, which would consolidate federal campus safety efforts into the National Center for Campus Public Safety.


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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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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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