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NASA and Homeland Security Test Radar for Locating Disaster Victims

Portable Radar Device Finds Bodies Quickly

Comes from Space Applications

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

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

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

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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Enterprises, Government Agencies Face Counterfeiting Threats

DNA and Nanosecurity are Crimefighting Partners

Creating a Forensic Chain of Evidence

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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