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Data Should Have Been Encrypted

Stolen Laptop Leads to HIPAA Violation and $1.5 Million Fine

Mandate Includes Better Security

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

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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On the Trail of OSAC: Philadelphia, Annual ASIS International Seminar

This week members of the OSAC leadership and RISC teams again found themselves on the road.  They converged on Philadelphia together with thousands other security-focused professionals for the 58th Annual ASIS International Seminar.  David Schnorbus, Executive Director; Peter Ford, Deputy-Executive Director; Anna Rapp, Jennifer Hardwick, and Jacqueline Schools of our  RISC team – and I – greeted interested attendees who passed by our OSAC booth.  

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Threats Disrupt Classes

School Bells Ring and so do Bomb Scares

Start of School Kicks Off Incidents

From high schools to universities, as students come back to campus, so do called in or written threats of explosives.

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Card Crime Gets More Sophisticated

Bank Card Fraud, Two Ways to Get Burned

Online Transactions Most Vulnerable

Lack of protection of chip and PIN cards and card skimming are raising losses.

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ASIS International 2012

From the Show Floor: Future, Present ASIS Presidents Discuss Upcoming Trends

Cyber security is on the forefront of current ASIS president Eduard Emde's to-do list, and 2013 president Geoff Craighead plans to continue Emde's international efforts, as well as the industry's standard and certification requirements. 

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ASIS International 2012

Walking the Show Floor: Cloud, Partnerships and Sci-Fi Security

Follow along with ASIS 2012 in Philadelphia with our coverage of the show's first day -- read more for the latest movement for cloud computing, partnerships and futuristic video management. 

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Bomb Threat Involved

Bank Manager Kidnapped in Bizarre Robbery

No Explosives Found

Two masked gunmen managed to evade authorities after a bizarre bank heist in which they strapped what they said was a bomb to the bank manager.

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Vulnerabilities as Cars Get Computerized

Drive By Viruses as Fear Arises about Vehicle Attacks

Life Threatening Situations

There is a growing need to protect the dozens of tiny computers and electronic communications systems that are built into vehicles today.

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The Week in Review: August 10-17

Top stories this week include the most influential people in the industry, CFATS compliance and intelligent video capabilities. 

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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 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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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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