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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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On the Track of OSAC: Starting Out in Kabul

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

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

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

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

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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CISOs Look Past Compliance for New Solutions to Old Problems

SC Congress 2012 Brings Top IT Security Speakers to Chicago

Top CISO thought-leaders share their opinions on the threats of the day, as well as the solutions of the hour for cyber security.


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Not a Joke

DHS Contractor Allegedly Fixed an Airplane with Paper Clips

Pleads Guilty

A former executive at an airplane repair company with government contracts pleaded guilty to recklessly endangering the safety of aircraft, according to the Justice Department.


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First Increases in Years

Violent Crime Up 17%, Property Crime Up 11%

Though Crimes Reported to Police Continue Down

For the first time since 2008 or so when crime decreased yearly, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 5.8 million violent victimizations and 17.1 million property victimizations, in both cases a significant jump, based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey.


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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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