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Managing the Threat of Firearms in Schools

I walked every day with a best friend to Wilson grammar school. And, if memory serves me, the most dangerous things in my school life back then were the too-warm cartons of milk and Miss Hildenbrandt, armed with her fiendish ruler.
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Debating the Future of Cyber Attacks

Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, Yemen, Somalia. Remember that Barry McGuire 1965 song, “Eve of Destruction?” “The eastern world, it is exploding / Violence flarin', bullets loadin' / You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin'?”
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The CSO, CFO Tally: Bean Counting Is Out

Except for Troy Alstead, chief financial officer for Starbucks. But more about him later. It is more important to see how the CFO role has evolved and how it matches and mirrors others such as security. The CFO is more visible and influential. Many are able and expected to build strong relationships, across and beyond the company to be strategic business partners.
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The Other Edge of Tracking People

For cell phone users, and that includes most everyone these days, there are myriad choices in plans beyond the hundreds of phones themselves. Anytime minutes. Off-peak minutes. Domestic roaming charges. International roaming charges. Minutes overage fees. Text messaging plans. Data plans. Limits and slowdowns on data plans.

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How Mom’s Vaporub Created E-mail Spam

It was, in its time, a soothing miracle cure or a humiliating school day when I smelled like an over mentholated pine forest. But it’s also an example of a domino falling, which can lead to surprising places, both good and bad. There are domino effect examples throughout the security field, too.
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As Consumer Electronics Go, So Goes Security Tech

The biggest advances in electronic security, in the past, came after World War II and the Vietnam War. No doubt, homeland security efforts and America’s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan have also spurred technology advances. However, what happens in consumer electronics is more influential to the technology and pricing when it comes to enterprise security solutions.
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Whose Reputation?

As enterprise security executives cozy up to the C-suite folks, there is more focus on protecting the brand and the organization’s reputation. It may be a more complex assignment than first thought.
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Steamed Up Over Communication Problems

Who would have figured? A growing group of people now identify themselves as steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history and speculative fiction.
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Too Much Thinking Can Hurt

While world economies face additional challenges and unemployment seems chronic, many enterprises, often awash in cash, have increased their investment in computer and communications technologies. According to Gardner Research, worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.67 trillion in 2011, a 7.1-percent increase from $3.43 trillion in 2010. Gartner has raised its outlook for 2011 from its previous forecast of 5.6 percent growth.
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Go Easy on the Ants

Good advice to everyone but an anteater. Wedged between last month’s ASIS International event with all of its technology dazzle and this month’s International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Chicago, got me thinking of the people side of risk management and crime fighting.
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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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Travel & the Ebola Risk

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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.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.