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Creating a Robust Communications System for the 9/11 Memorial

Security at the World Trade Center may be under fire after a few high-profile breaches, but security at the September 11 Memorial Museum is on high alert.

To have a successful security design and installation, it is critical to get all security stakeholders in the same room and to establish requirements and goals early. It is important for those goals to relayed to other members of a design team so that all of the needed support services and integration can be vetted.


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Why Customized Cybersecurity Training is Essential

If you asked your employees to define “cybersecurity,” what would they say?

By screening a provider for these qualities, you’ll accomplish much more than a manager who simply wants to “check the box” and get it over with. You’ll walk away knowing participants are getting the training that’s right for them, not an endless sea of faceless masses.


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Testing Wireless Security Awareness at RSA

In February, a crowd of cybersecurity professionals attended the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Kent Lawson, founder of Private WiFi, decided to test the wireless network provided at the RSA Conference, and he was surprised at the large amount of completely unprotected communications from security professionals, discovered in a mere 15 minutes.


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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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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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