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Dirty Bomb Materials Can Come from U.S. Hospitals

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While dirty bombs can spread radiation within a small location, they can also spread fear beyond. And, ironically, materials may be available locally. Federal agents and NYPD detectives closed down
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Riding the Rails with HS Secretary Napolitano: Expansion of “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today launched the first phase of DHS' nationwide "See Something, Say Something" campaign and announced a new national information-sharing partnership with Amtrak
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Secure Flight Hits 100 Percent Mark for Checking Against Databases

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One hundred percent of passengers flying domestically and internationally on U.S. airlines are now being checked against government watch lists through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program, the
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DHS Update on the Southwest Border Next Steps

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Over the past year and a half, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), working with its federal, state, local, tribal and Mexican partners, has made significant progress in cracking down
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Will It Make a Difference? Microsoft Opens Center for Reports of Stolen Identities, Data

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 In a major step to slow cybercrime, Microsoft just days ago launched a coalition that will serve as a clearinghouse for reports about caches of stolen data stashed all across
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French Arms Bazaar a Crime Hotspot – From Theft to Photo and Cyber Snooping

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Top arms groups are on high alert to counter cyber spies from stealing their own secrets at a major arms bazaar outside Paris, even as they market new ways to
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Retailers Lose More Than $33 Billion to Retail Theft, According to Preliminary Report

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Retailers lost more than $33 billion to theft last year according to a recent annual survey conducted by the University of Florida with a funding grant from ADT Security Services.
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New York City Organized Crime “Family” Members Busted in Investment Scam

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A suspected member of the Bonnano organized-crime family, and half a dozen others, were arrested in a dawn raid June 9, quickly followed by a search and seizure of an
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Latest Terror Plot: Get Ready for Suspicious Bag Attacks and their Copy Cats

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A recent internal FBI report warns federal, state, and local authorities to be alert for a potential new tool in the jihad terror arsenal – the placing of suspicious, but
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Mexico-Texas Border Scene Takes Dangerous Turn with Drug Cartel Threat to Blow Up a Dam

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An alleged plot by a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a dam along the Texas border — and unleash billions of gallons of water into a region with millions
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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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August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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