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Shoplifter Steals, Shoots Gun of Officer

When Is It Appropriate to Arm a Security Officer?

Supermarket Incident Involves Moonlighting Policeman
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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
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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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Placing a Signature on Products and Packaging

Use of Plant DNA Marks New Era in Tracking Fraudulence and Theft

Counterfeiting Protection at Manufacturing Stage
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A company has taken plant DNA and adapted it to serve as a new form of security for crime stopping purposes in both civilian and military arenas.


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Terrorist Vulnerability

The Fake ID Epidemic: What can be Done?

Huge and Growing ID Threat
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The huge scale of counterfeit ID sales presents a direct threat to public safety and homeland security.


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Long Distance Breakins Can Take Over Ships

Often Used Auto ID Systems Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

Impacts Biggest Commercial and Passenger Ships
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Researchers analyzing the Automatic Identification System used to track vessels have found that they are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Currently, the system is installed on around 400,000 ships.


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Most Counterfeited Currency

Newly Redesigned $100 Bill Just Introduced

Money Laundering Addressed in New Design
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The new $100 bill makes its debut Tuesday, October 8, with emphasis on more security features.


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NASA and Homeland Security Test Radar for Locating Disaster Victims

Portable Radar Device Finds Bodies Quickly

Comes from Space Applications
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NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped during a disaster.


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From the Show Floor: Considering 2013's Strategic, Smart, Secure Solutions

By Claire Meyer
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Geoffrey Craighead, 2013 President of ASIS International, opened the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits on Tuesday morning with an extravaganza of music and art – speed painters illustrated the exhibition’s theme “Strategic. Smart. Secure.” with murals while a local cover band and brass band provided background music.


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Seeking Anonymous But Finding It Impossible

In Study, Internet Users Increasingly Distrustful of Online

Fraud, ID Theft, Even Physical Dangers
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A just released survey by the Pew Research Center Internet Project finds that most Internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online.


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New Movie, Closed Circuit, Paints Creepy Picture of Security Video

Surveillance, Including Cameras, Under Recent Fire

DHS Closer to Controversial National Facial Recognition
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Recent investigative reports, revelations of government collection of email and telephone data as well as the release tomorrow, August 28, of a movie that does not position public security video in a good light all seem to be aiming at resurrecting Big Brother.


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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.

Podcasts

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

September 2014

2014 September

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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