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Hospitals & Medical Centers

Mobile Device Security Lacking in Hospital Policy Discussions

Although many doctors communicate via unsecured text messages, many hospitals are not actively addressing ongoing IT security concerns. 

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Crime Rates Declining at Two Pennsylvania Hospitals

Overall crime at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania decreased 21 percent during 2012, and there was a 13 percent decrease in crime at Penn Presbyterian Medical center since 2011.

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Why Healthcare Records Are a Hacker’s Holy Grail

A recent Ponemon institute survey reported that while the cost for data breaches is trending downward, this does not apply to stolen healthcare information.
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Hospital Shootings Rare, Study Finds

A person is more likely to get struck by lightening than shot while at a hospital, according to new research by Johns Hopkins.

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Combining Key Control and Guard Tours for Effective Asset Management

Hospitals and other medical care facilities present unique challenges to the security professional.
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Three ID Management Solutions from Biometric Enterprise Single Sign-On

Enterprise single sign-on (ESSO), in tandem with the security and superior performance of biometric sensors, is essential in healthcare applications where security is a must but where security cannot interfere with critical care technicians.
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Secure, Yet Open

A conversation with hospital security professionals

Keeping staff and patients safe while maintaining an open facility is just one of the challenges facing security teams in hospital and healthcare settings. Security and SDM find out more from both ends of the syringe: healthcare end users and integrators. Diane Ritchey, editor of Security, and Laura Stepanek, editor of SDM, recently spoke with end users and integrators in healthcare security about what drives this important market.

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Superior Care, Every Day Through Video Surveillance

Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, ILL, the community’s first hospital, opened its doors in 1885. Over the years, the organization built its reputation on its quality doctors, leading-edge technology, comprehensive services and outstanding facilities.
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CoxHealth Prescribes Axis Network Video to Stem Crime

CoxHealth, a long-time advocate of electronic surveillance, uses more than 300 video cameras to monitor its vast campus. But gaps in coverage and archiving constraints of its multi-DVR analog systems made it difficult to review weekly incident reports and quickly gather forensic video.
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City of Phoenix Upgrades Emergency Communications

The city of Phoenix recently upgraded emergency communications infrastructure at two parking garages in downtown Phoenix. One of the garages is open to public parking and is located on the intersection of West Washington Street and 3rd Avenue. The second garage is reserved for City of Phoenix employees.
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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.


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 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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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