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Huge Copper Theft Ring Is Broken Up

18 Arrested in Connection with Arizona Copper Theft Ring
May 2, 2013

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

May 2, 2013

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?

April 28, 2013

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

April 23, 2013

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

April 23, 2013

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

April 23, 2013

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
April 22, 2013

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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All in the Family: Boston Marathon Terrorists

April 19, 2013

The Boston Marathon terror suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, are another example of the phenomenon of family-affiliated extremist and terrorist activities globally.

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Security in Chicago: Public-Private Partnerships and the Reality of Boston

April 18, 2013

The bombing at the Boston marathon may have shaken the nation to its core, but it has strengthened the resolve of security professionals to perform to the best of their abilities, as well as to supplement their own strength through public-private partnerships. 

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Practical Steps to Take

School Security Best Practices: Beyond Sandy Hook

Emphasis on Prevention
April 16, 2013

It is valuable to seek out answers to safer schools. Government and community leaders are looking at a variety of options that include armed guards, stronger gun control, regulation of the video game industry, and identifying better mental health initiatives, among others.

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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.


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

April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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