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Join the Conversation: Security and Perception Post-9/11

By Claire Meyer
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Today, as we remember the terrible events of the morning of September 11, 2001, the staff of Security magazine is considering how far we have come, and how far we have left to go.

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Wage War: Security Officers’ On-Call Compensation Fight May Set New Rules, Tests

By Bill Zalud

So what do famous TV surgeon Marcus Welby and Tim Mendiola, a real-life security officer, have in common?

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Attracting Top Talent is Critical to Physical Security Sector

By Jim Gillece
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?

By Claire Meyer

"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

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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

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

By Adam Ely
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
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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
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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
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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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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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September 2014

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In the September issue of Security Magazine, find out who this year's most influential people are in the security industry are. Also, take a peek at the technology products that ASIS 2014 will be showcasing at the upcoming event. Read about the lessons learned from security at the World Cup, find out why tactical medical training is a must for your enterprise and how Atlanta increased security by sharing surveillance.
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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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