Items Tagged with 'nuclear security'


Security of Sites Storing Radioactive Material Found Lacking: GAO Report

Radioactive pieces of industrial metal that could be used in terrorist attacks are sometimes secured with little more than ordinary padlocks, according to congressional auditors, who also called the procedures for background checks of employers handling the materials ineffective.

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Security Forces Fail Hostile Takeover Drill at Nuclear Base

Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press. The review stated that forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon.  It also stated that the team failed to take “all lawful actions necessary to immediately regain control of nuclear weapons.”

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35 Countries Pledge to Boost Nuclear Material Security

Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, including France, Britain, Canada and Israel. This move is aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear material. The initiative also commits countries to open up their security procedures to independent review – a further step toward creating an international legal framework to mitigate risks of nuclear terrorism.

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Study Cites ‘Dangerous Weak Link’ in Nuke Security

The number of countries possessing the makings of a nuclear bomb has dropped by almost one-quarter over the past two years, but there remain “dangerous weak links” in nuclear materials security, says a report.

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All 107 U.S. Nuclear Reactors Vulnerable to Terrorism: Study

Every commercial nuclear reactor in the U.S. is insufficiently protected against "credible" terrorist attacks, according to a Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project report.

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Air Force Nuclear Unit Fails Security Test

Tactical-level errors during a small team exercise revealed discrepancies at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, marking the unit's entire inspection as a failure.

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How GTRI Practices Could Protect Schools from Violence

As all security experts know, one of the basic principles utilized in securing buildings or institutions is controlling access onto the property and into building by using basic security measures such as security officers, fencing, bars on windows or electronic access control systems.
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N.C. Bill Would Protect Nuclear Facility Guards from Liability

Security officers at nuclear facilities in North Carolina report concerns about liability if they should shoot an intruder. 

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UN Nuclear Security Body Sees New Rules by 2014

Stopping Terrorism with UN Nuclear Security

New rules will add restrictions for the use, storage and domestic transport of nuclear materials that terrorists could potentially use to build a dirty bomb.

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$213M Nuclear Security Project Not Functioning

After more than 7 years and $213 million, the new security system at Los Alamos National Laboratory is not functioning, and officials are debating how to divvy up the run-over costs.

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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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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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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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