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It’s All Over for the Virtual Border Fence as DHS Pulls Plug on Money Pit

By Bill Zalud, Security Magazine Editor Emeritus The U.S. issued a stop work order on a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the freeze
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YouTube Video Takes Down Another Employee, Plus the Business

The man who appeared in a YouTube video last April putting cheese up his nose, then on a pizza and passing gas on a sandwich apologized to Domino’s Pizza and
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Business Managers Are the Greatest Inside Security Threat

According to a Ponemon Institute study, business managers continue to pose the greatest threat to sensitive company information such as customer records, health information and other private data. Despite the
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Expect More Violence Aimed at Government, Financial Services Firms

Some law enforcement officers, security consultants and hate group trackers are now suggesting that some people and groups are talking and acting in ways that point to more incidents
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Watch the Film Here -- Flight 253 Bomb Blast Simulation Shows It Would Not Have Brought Down Plane

A test explosion on a Boeing 747 by BBC has shown that a U.S. Christmas Day flight would have landed safely even if a bomb on board was detonated successfully.
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Police Under Greater Attack by Sophisticated Street Gangs

If what is happening in California is any indication, gang members, fueled by drug and extortion money, are using more sophisticated means to attack specific police units. Two recent assassination
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Anthrax Conspiracy? Two Congressmen See Foreign Hand in DoJ-closed 2001 Mailings Investigation

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation last Friday that would require continued investigation of the 2001 anthrax letter mailings, despite the Justice Department’s decision last week to formally conclude
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Does E-Verify Really Work? One-out-of-two Spin May Give Wrong Impression

Media reports recently suggest it does not. “E-Verify finds only one out of two illegals” says the Homeland Security News Wire, summarizing a bylined story from the Wall Street Journal.
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Los Angeles World Airports Push Ahead with Integrated Command and Control Center

And the complex work is being done by an often-quoted Security Magazine source: SDI System Development.Integration. The systems integrator specializing in airport command center security technologies and infrastructure, has been
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Homemade Olympics Security Pass Gets Man Close to VP Biden

Canadian television has reported that a mentally ill man with a homemade security pass was able to get within meters of the U.S. Vice President during a security breach at
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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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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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