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Suspect in Custody after N.M. School Shooting

A suspected school shooter is in custody after opening fire at a middle school and critically injuring at least two teenagers in Roswell, N.M. The victims, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, are both in critical condition, hospital officials report.


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How RFID and NFC Technology Enhances the Enterprise

RFID-based access control can build those consumer-friendly functions for enterprises while still streamlining the business for smoother operations and security.

In the consumerization of IT, such as the Bring Your Own Device movement, employees and stakeholders want their services delivered according to their preferences, and more and more are demanding digital, high-tech solutions.


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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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


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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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2014 November cover of Security Magazine

2014 November

Don't miss our 2014 Security 500 issue, with rankings, data on sectors, and other security benchmarkings, all contained within this November 2014 edition of Security magazine. Also, (re)learn the basics of lobby security and how to make the highest impact retrofit for your budget.
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criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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