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Video Forensics Catches Alleged Crook

Unhappy Meal Served at McDonalds in Employee Card Skimming

Lucky Customer Break Helps Too
February 5, 2013

After a tip from police and a customer, restaurant manager reviews security video and determines an employee was using a skimming device on customer credit cards.

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Spotlight on Guns

Top U.S. Airport for Confiscated Guns?

Weapons Confiscated on Rise
January 30, 2013

HartsfieldJackson International Airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns confiscated at security checkpoints.

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Discovered by the TSA – 2012 Edition

January 10, 2013
People have always tried to get some interesting items past the TSA inspectors at U.S. airports, but 2012 brought some truly extreme items.
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Guns Found at Airport Security Up

Top U.S. Airport for Confiscated Guns?

More Incidents in 2012
January 4, 2013

Atlanta HartsfieldJackson International Airport once again leads the nation in the number of guns confiscated at security checkpoints.

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On the Track of OSAC: Day 2 in Kabul

December 11, 2012

The second day in Kabul for the OSAC private sector traveling delegation included a tour of the embassy and discussions with U.S. Army General Kenneth Dahl.

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On the Track of OSAC: Starting Out in Kabul

December 11, 2012

As the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) continues to travel around the world, this report from Boeing VP and CSO Dave Komendat details how he and a group of delegates arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

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Iran, Sudan, Mexico Drug Cartel Customers

Big Banks Fined Big Time for Money Laundering

Years of Breaking Financial, Federal Laws
December 11, 2012

If you are experiencing trouble getting your bank to work for you, it turns out that was not the case with Iran, the Sudan and Mexican drug cartels, who all used some world banks to launder their money.

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Alcohol Most Stolen During Holiday Time

Shoplifting, Fraud to Cost American Retailers $8.9 B over Holiday Season

Losses Expected to Increase Compared to Last Year
December 4, 2012

Retailers in the U.S. are expected to lose $8.9 billion over the holiday season, mid-November through Christmas, as a result of shoplifting, dishonest employees and vendor or distribution losses.

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Another Incident Traced to Chinese Comment Gang

U.S. Software Firm Hacked for Years after Suing China

Took Over Webcams to Spy on People
December 3, 2012

A Californian software company which sued the Chinese government for pirating its products was targeted by hackers from that country for the three years of the resulting legal proceedings.

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OSAC Annual Meeting Presented Strong Line-Up, Solutions

November 28, 2012

Cofer Black, Jon Huntsman, Fran Townsend and John McClurg were only a few of the presenters at this year's OSAC annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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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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