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The Security Blog is written by our team of editors and includes thought provoking opinions, trends, and essential security information for security executives.

Attracting Top Talent is Critical to Physical Security Sector

June 10, 2014
As the industry continues to grow, there is an increased need for sophisticated recruiting, screening and hiring processes, as well as a strict commitment to hiring quality personnel who are the right fit for the position.
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How Does the "Heartbleed" Vulnerability Affect You?

April 16, 2014

"Heartbleed" is a catchy name for a cyber vulnerability, but how exactly does it work, and how can you (and your enterprise's employees) be better protected against it?


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Live from ISC West 2014: How 4K Resolution Impacts End Users

April 3, 2014

Ultra High-Definition TV is the new frontier for consumers, but what about enterprise security executives? What should you be asking about this new video surveillance medium, and how could it impact your business?


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Vicon and IQinVision Announce Merger Agreement

Vicon Expects to Declare a Special Cash Dividend of $0.55 to Shareholders
March 31, 2014

Vicon Industries, Inc., and IQinVision, Inc., announced today (March 31, 2014) that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.


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How BYOD Revolutionized the Role of CISO

January 28, 2014
BYOD has brought sweeping changes to the enterprise over the last several years. Nowhere is this more apparent than sitting at the head of IT Security in the role of CISO. Having served in this role at companies like Disney, TiVo and Salesforce during this pivotal time, I can say that it’s an interesting seat to have.
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Wrong Number with Vulnerable Office Phone Systems

Hackers Take Over Phone to Tune of $27,000

Security Needs to Better Protect Automated Telephone Systems
December 27, 2013

With break ins of enterprise computer networks grabbing the headlines, there is a chance that chief security officers at some corporations and government agencies could be neglecting the lowly office phone. And that may be a costly mistake.


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Cards Stolen in Target Breach Flood Underground Markets

Incident Impacts Sales at Retailer
December 23, 2013

Payment card information stolen from a recent breach at Target stores has already begun appearing for sale on underweb marketplaces for between $20 and $100 per card.


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Everything Will Get Smarter, More Intuitive

From IBM: Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

IBM Predicts in Five Years Everything Will Learn
December 18, 2013

In a special report to the Security magazine Blog, IBM has unveiled the eighth annual IBM 5 in 5, a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.


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Shoplifter Steals, Shoots Gun of Officer

When Is It Appropriate to Arm a Security Officer?

Supermarket Incident Involves Moonlighting Policeman
December 11, 2013

It continues to be debated within the industry: armed or unarmed security officer.


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Reporting Is Chaotic, a Patchwork of Responses, Reporting

Underreported Arsons in America Pose Major Threats

Arson Fire Deaths Lead to Unreported Homicides
December 4, 2013

America has a severe but hidden arson problem because the reporting system for deliberately set building fires is so chaotic and patchwork that most arsons are not reported to the federal government.


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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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Security Magazine

July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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