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Backlash Grows Against TSA Decision to Allow Knives on Planes

Lawmakers and airline CEOs are strongly voicing their opposition against allowing small knives on commercial airplanes beginning in April, yet Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole is sticking to the decision.


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Study of Spam Sources

America Again at Top of Spam List

China and India Also Top Sources

According to the latest stats from SophosLabs, the USA is back on top as the leading spam relaying country.


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More Attacks, More Sophisticated Attacks

Just Released, Administration Strategy on Mitigating Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets

China, Russia, South Korea Incidents Detailed

The White House released this week a plan of action aimed at coordinating and improving the government efforts to protect trade secrets against foreign competitors.


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OSAC Jakarta Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

122 players and 46 sponsors from nine industries participated in the annual charity event, which seeks to promote the altruistic spirit of Martin Luther King. 


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Vehicle Owner Uses GPS

Stolen Ambulances Sold for Scrap Points to More Regulation

Scrap Yards Need Oversight

More than a dozen ambulances were recovered this week in a northwest Houston scrap yard, and law enforcement officials believe the ambulances are among dozens more that were stolen. GPS in vehicles played a role.


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Video Forensics Catches Alleged Crook

Unhappy Meal Served at McDonalds in Employee Card Skimming

Lucky Customer Break Helps Too

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

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

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

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

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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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 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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