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Enterprises, Government Agencies Face Counterfeiting Threats

DNA and Nanosecurity are Crimefighting Partners

Creating a Forensic Chain of Evidence
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An increasingly sought after botanical DNA-based security and authentication solution protects products, brands and intellectual property from counterfeiting and diversion in the United States and Europe.


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Change in Police Strategy

Law Enforcement Shifts to Buyers In Metal Thefts

$4.1 M Fine Plus New Scrap Yard Mandates
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Sims Metal Management, with locations throughout much of the U.S., will pay $4.1 million to settle a lawsuit after San Francisco and Contra Costa County accused the company of purchasing stolen metal.


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ASSE Supports Action

Obama Strengthens Chemical Facility Safety and Security Oversight

Federal Agency Coordination Stressed
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The American Society of Safety Engineers applauds and supports a Presidential Executive Order to improve federal agency coordination of the national chemical facility safety and security oversight.


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Interactive Project

Summer Fun that Recognizes Security Officers, Too

Noting Contributions of Officers
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The Zalud Report and the Security Blog discovered a unique Facebook site that boasts a weekly summer contest and that also recognizes the contributions of security officers nationwide.


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Prisoner Patients a Threat

Shoot-out at the ER Corral

Policies In Place Often Ignored
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Gunplay in a Boston hospital emergency room underscores the challenges healthcare facilities face when serving law enforcement and correctional needs to treat prisoners.


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Balancing Between Service and Security

Build Security and Privacy Protection into Your Help Desk

Threat of Socially Engineered Attacks
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One thing is clear, successful help desks need to be highly focused on customer service, yet they can present a security risk for the same reason they are in business, helping a user, says Barb Filkins, SANS analyst and author of a report based on a recent survey. The only real way to solve the problem is to build security into the business of help desk.


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Unique Insights into 2012 Attacks

In Report, California Says 2.5 Million Residents at Risk in Data Breaches

Organizations Now Mandated to Report to State
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Electronic data breaches put the personal information of 2.5 million Californians at risk in 2012, according to a report released days ago by Attorney General Kamala Harris.


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U.S. Companies and Assets Targeted

While Snowdon Grabs Headlines, Chinese Grab $800 Million in Intellectual Property

IP Thefts Go Way Beyond Monitoring
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While some have condemned U.S. National Security Agency monitoring activity, as described by fugitive Edward Snowdon, a bigger, real threat centers on intellectual property theft with America and its corporations most often the target.


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Focus on Public Events as NFL Sets New Rules

In Iowa, Art Criticism or Festival Terror Incident as Higher Security Implemented

Most Bomb Threats are False
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There continues to be hundreds of bomb threats and incidents, especially at schools, public buildings and summer events. Most are false alarms but law enforcement must still respond in some way. And police and security officials also are implementing higher level precautions.


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Aimed at Intelligent Buildings

Commercial and Retail Buildings Fastest Adopters of Remote Monitoring Services

Moving to Third Party Providers
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Commercial and retail end users will drive the growth of remote monitoring services in intelligent buildings, accounting for more than 80 percent of the $400 million market in 2016, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc.


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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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