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Working with Canines in Healthcare

No one is quite sure when humans first domesticated dogs, however, dogs and people have been working side by side for thousands of years.

Dogs have become an integral part of many people’s lives, not just as companions, but also as guide dogs, search-and-rescue dogs, and bomb- or drug-sniffing dogs, such as the ones used last month for Super Bowl security. Police forces in major cities use police dogs to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.


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Would You Pass the Cyber Test?

About 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures.

Late last year about 200 banks in New York took part in a cybersecurity “exam” in which they were made to respond in real time to questions about their cybersecurity policies and procedures. The test was designed to help the banks see how they compare with their peers in terms of being ready for attacks by cybergangs looking to break into their networks.


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Updating Cyber Threats on the Radar for 2014

Small business doesn’t necessarily mean small data.

Small business doesn’t necessarily mean small data. In fact, according to Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach Resolution, thieves prefer to target small- to medium­–sized businesses (SMBs) because many lack the resources or expertise to manage cybersecurity. Retailers are especially easy targets for cybercriminals who look to hijack credit card data, but customers aren’t the only victims.


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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 to Keep Up With Governance Risk

Establishing and maintaining a culture across the enterprise that is based on unwavering ethical practices from the boardroom to the lowest level employee is also a key element of effective governance programs.

One of the most important topics currently on boardroom agendas focuses on governance. Ensuring that the enterprise understands and complies with laws, regulations, policies and procedures is no longer simply enough.


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Studying the 'Wicked Problem' of Cyber Security

Cyber crime has been referred to as a “wicked problem,” and its solution may well lie in stronger education.

Frederick Chang recently joined Southern Methodist University to develop a multidisciplinary program to tackle the most pressing cyber challenges facing the world today.

 


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10 Ways to Secure Enterprise Data Over the Holiday Season

As we all soon will head out on upcoming holiday vacations, we all run the danger of becoming a remote risk for our companies, often without being aware of it.

As we all soon will head out on upcoming holiday vacations, we all run the danger of becoming a remote risk for our companies, often without being aware of it.


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The Good Old Days of Cyber Security

Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are proving traditional cyber attacks (viruses, malware, etc) outdated, according to Larry Clinton, President & CEO of the Internet Security Alliance.

 Each minute in 2010 there were 45 new viruses created, 200 new malicious websites established, 180 personal identities stolen, 5,000 new versions of malware created and most importantly, 2 million dollars lost.  


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Leading Security at 1,700 Feet

How does Keith Kambic manage security for the Willis Tower, the tallest building in Chicago?

 Next month, Chicago will host the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-26, at McCormick Place. When attendees have free time, they might want to visit the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), which stands tall above the Chicago skyline and is one of the most famous landmarks for the city.  


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Strengthening Passwords with the FIDO Alliance

The average consumer has 35 passwords, but how secure are they?

 How many passwords do you have? The average consumer has 35. The problem when you get that number is remembering them, duplicating them or losing them. That’s where the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance comes in. 


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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.

Podcasts

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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2015 February

In the February 2015 issue of Security Magazine, see what other companies have learned from the massive data breach and what they are doing in the now and in the future. Also, what could adding thermal cameras to your operation do for you? and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs prepares for the future with security decisions.
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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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