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Measuring the Risk in High–Low Frequency Tasks

By Claire Meyer
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Gordon Graham breaks down how to regard levels of risk by levels of frequency, as well as how high-risk, low-frequency event disasters can be avoided and risks mitigated through training. 


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Critical Infastructure More Vulnerable

U.S. Senate Kills Cybersecurity Act of 2012; Business Balks

Debate Turns Partisan
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This week, legislation to establish better security of public and private cyber infrastructure died in the U.S. Senate after businesses, through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, fought the proposal, claiming the improvements were too expensive.


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Managing Security in Alternate Parking Lots

By Claire Meyer
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Some sports fans will inevitably park off-site in different privately-owned lots around a venue, but how can venue security directors manage the problems that come through their gates from these under-regulated lots?


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Spectator Violence Forum Kicks Off NCS4 Conference

By Claire Meyer
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The annual conference on sports safety and security kicks off with a panel on spectator violence prevention.


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University Police Are Extra Cautious

Movie Theater Fallout: Shooter’s University Campus Evacuated

Suspect Makes First Count Appearance
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Just after Batman shootings, two of the suspect's university campus buildings were evacuated of nonessential personnel on order of the university's police chief. Law enforcement fears potential of copycat actions.


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The Senate and Cybersecurity: Finding a Path Forward

By Nilmini Rubin
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Will the Senate pass a cyber security bill? That's the major question looming as the time for congressional action in 2012 dwindles.


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Project Impacts 2 Million Households

Postal Workers Participate in Bioterrorism Response Drill

Bottles of Medicine Hand Delivered
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As reported previously by the Security Magazine Blog, an exercise including USPS workers delivering medicine to 2 million households impacted by a bioterror attack will continue this summer.


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Safety Also Questioned

Bioterror Security Lapses at CDC Lab, Doors Left Unlocked

Emails Indicate Ongoing Problems
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Think that a top U.S. bioterror lab would know to lock its doors...but internal emails describe repeated, potentially dangerous security lapses.


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Student Was Buying Chemicals

See Something, Say Something Works in Texas Terror Conviction

Supplier Alerted FBI to Purchase Request
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A Saudi Arabian citizen Wednesday, June 27 was convicted of attempting to use chemicals to build a weapon of mass destruction. One target was the home of a former U.S. President.


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More Than a Paperwork Problem

First Responders at JFK Airport Unqualified to Handle Emergencies

Concern Spreads to Other Airports
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In what could be a serious lapse, many first responders at John F. Kennedy Airport serving New York City are not qualified to handle emergencies.


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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

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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