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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
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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
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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

By Lynn Mattice
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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
By Claire Meyer
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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
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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
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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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Potential Liability Links to Steroid Maker

Criminal Probe Requested in Meningitis Incidents that Continue to Spread

Tennessee Hardest Hit
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The Massachusetts governor contends that the New England Compounding Center responsible for the tainted steroid misled state officials and was operating outside of the bounds of its pharmacy license.

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From the Show Floor: Clery Center

Clery Center Event Showcases Intuition, Persistence as Keys to University Security

By Claire Meyer
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At the Clery Center's 25th Anniversary Event, speakers discussed a variety of topics, including sexual violence reporting on campuses, threat assessments and knocking down the "cylinders of excellence" (aka silos) in organizations.

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Data Should Have Been Encrypted

Stolen Laptop Leads to HIPAA Violation and $1.5 Million Fine

Mandate Includes Better Security
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While traveling abroad, a doctor had an unencrypted laptop containing information on roughly 3,500 patients stolen and this incident lead to a million dollar plus fine.

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ASIS International 2012

From the Show Floor: The Day-by-Day Rundown

By Claire Meyer

Who did you meet at ASIS International last week? Between the editors, publisher and sales department of Security magazine, we walked the show floor a hundred times over and probably still didn’t get to everyone. But, just to be thorough, here’s the rundown of who I met at ASIS, and what we’re looking forward to for the rest of the year. 

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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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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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