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Decline for Second Year

Low Levels of Security Concern, Even After Boston Marathon Bombings

Four areas of security concern surveyed: national, personal, Internet and financial.
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According to new research conducted by Unisys Corporation, security concern among Americans has declined for the second consecutive year to its lowest level since the company began tracking global security concerns in 2007.


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Busy couple of days for educational institutions.

Schools Faced Bomb Threats, Burglaries and Vandalism Incidents

Bomb threats and vandalism escalate as summer break closes in.
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It was a busy middle May as school administrators, school security officials and local law enforcement responded to an escalating number of life safety and vandalism threats.


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No Nuclear Power Plant Incident is Minor

Lemonade Pitcher of Goldfish in Security Breach

Now Reviewing Video in Investigation
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They did not swim in. Two goldfish have been found swimming in slightly radioactive water in a lemonade pitcher inside a secure area of the Perry nuclear power plant, Perry, Ohio.


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Energy Company Says Its Customer Will Pay

Huge Copper Theft Ring Is Broken Up

18 Arrested in Connection with Arizona Copper Theft Ring
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In Arizona, law enforcement just broke up a copper theft ring that stole $10 million in the metal. In Kansas, an energy firm hit by thefts said it will make ratepayers cover the losses.


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The Public’s Role in Preventing Terrorism

By Dean C. Alexander and Terry Mors

In the wake of the Boston marathon bombings much attention has focused on domestic and foreign intelligence gathering, analysis, and sharing as well as law enforcement responses to terrorism.


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Terrorists: Why do they do what they do?

By Dean Alexander

Discussing the Boston Marathon bombers, Vice President Joe Biden aptly asked, “Why do they do what they do?”


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Security in Chicago: Remembering NATO 2012

By Claire Meyer
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NATO came to Chicago in May 2012, and security officials just can't help themselves talking about how well it went off. 


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Security in Chicago: Balancing Life Safety, Business and Tourism

By Claire Meyer
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Chicago's long, arduous history with fire has culminated in one of the strictest fire codes in the U.S., but many Second City establishments don't settle for the bare minimum of training and procedure. 


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Security in Chicago: Fostering Ownership with Contract Security

By Claire Meyer
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It’s important for security professionals to understand their ownership of the facility they protect, and this could be difficult to foster in contracted security officials. However, several Chicago establishments have gone a long way to build that sense in some of the city’s landmark facilities. 


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Coincidence Causes Concern

JFK Library Fire Not Related to Marathon Bombings

Security Video Played Key Anti-terror Role
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The fire at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston was caused by careless disposal of smoking materials. The fire was reported just minutes after the second Marathon terror explosion blocks away in Copley Square.


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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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