Education: K-12

Balancing Technology and the Human Side of School Security

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.
By Claire Meyer
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Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook – These schools are household names around the U.S., but not necessarily for their academics, athletics or famous alumni.


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Schools to Stop Serving as Polling Stations Citing Security Concerns

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Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns.


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N.J. Lawmaker Aims to Recruit More Veterans for School Security

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Referencing preferential hiring of veterans for law enforcement and fire department positions, Senator Jim Beach of New Jersey proposed legislation to create a three-year pilot program in 12 school districts to recruit veterans for schools' safety and security needs.


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Parents Protest Removal of School Security Officers

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Parents at a school in Lindenhurst, NJ are protesting the school district's removal of security officers from its elementary schools.


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Missouri Bill Would Arm Teachers with Pepper Spray, Not Guns

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A Kansas City lawmaker says Missouri should arm school teachers with pepper spray as an alternative to guns.


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Securing Schools After Sandy Hook

Last year, on December 14, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct.
By Diane Ritchey
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It was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. As a mother of two young children, I am still anguished over “Newtown,” as the events are often referred to. Guy Grace is, as well.


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How Emergency Messaging Aids Access Strategies

Getting the word out, correctly, in time and to the right people, is an important mission for colleges and universities.
By Bill Zalud
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Mass notification has become a key element of campus safety and security. John Dellacontrada, assistant vice president of media relations at the University of Buffalo, New York, says he sought a “solution that we could deploy quickly and consistently, one that would work on desktop and mobile devices to get a message broadcast via various ways and that could work with our existing emergency public address system.”


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Only Two States Require Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Schools

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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only two states have laws requiring carbon monoxide monitors in schools.


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Advocates Vouch for Specially Trained Dogs in Preventing School Violence

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Specially trained dogs might be the next big thing in school violence prevention. The animals, which could cost upwards of $10,000 after training, could be trained to detect firearms and drugs in schools.


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Joseph Perchetti: Tomorrow’s Leaders

“I believe our greatest contribution to every student, staff member, parent and community member is the availability of services from our security department.”
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“We treat everyone, from kindergarten on up, with respect,” says Joseph Perchetti, Supervisor of Security for the Radnor, Penn., Public School District. “They are our customers, and their taxes pay our salaries. We go the extra mile to make sure they are secure and to ensure that they can focus on education.”


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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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