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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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Potential Liability Links to Steroid Maker

Criminal Probe Requested in Meningitis Incidents that Continue to Spread

Tennessee Hardest Hit

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

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

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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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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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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