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School Bomb Plot Foiled in Minnesota

Law enforcement authorities in Waseca, Minnesota, say they have thwarted a 17-year-old’s plan to kill his family, start a diversionary fire, set off bombs at an area school during lunch, kill the resource officer on campus and then shoot students.

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Suspect in Custody after N.M. School Shooting

A suspected school shooter is in custody after opening fire at a middle school and critically injuring at least two teenagers in Roswell, N.M. The victims, a 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, are both in critical condition, hospital officials report.

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N.J. Lawmaker Aims to Recruit More Veterans for School Security

Referencing preferential hiring of veterans for law enforcement and fire department positions, Senator Jim Beach of New Jersey proposed legislation to create a three-year pilot program in 12 school districts to recruit veterans for schools' safety and security needs.

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Advocates Vouch for Specially Trained Dogs in Preventing School Violence

Specially trained dogs might be the next big thing in school violence prevention. The animals, which could cost upwards of $10,000 after training, could be trained to detect firearms and drugs in schools.

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2011 Marks Rise in Victimization, Decrease in Gangs in Schools: Study

The 2012 Indicators of School Crime and Safety report also notes that 77 percent of students (age 12-18) reported having security cameras in their schools.

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Michigan Police, Lawmakers Look to Enforce School Safety Drill Protocols

Under proposed legislation, schools would have to report when and how their emergency safety drills are conducted.

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Chicago to Hire 600 for Safe Passage School Program

Prior to the closure of dozens of schools, the city will hire several hundred new Safe Passage workers to shuttle students to their new schools.

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Vancouver Reviews School Access Control after Newtown

Locking all exterior doors, even excepting the main entrance, is a bad move from a first responder standpoint, says the Vancouver report.

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Texas School Safety Training Act Would Provide Active-Shooter Response Training

Teachers with a Concealed Handgun License could receive voluntary training on how to respond to an active shooter, including accuracy with a firearm under duress.

The Act is now awaiting a signature from Gov. Perry before teachers with their CHL can receive active shooter response training, including marksmanship under duress.

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School Security Best Practices: Beyond Sandy Hook

Emphasis on Prevention

It is valuable to seek out answers to safer schools. Government and community leaders are looking at a variety of options that include armed guards, stronger gun control, regulation of the video game industry, and identifying better mental health initiatives, among others.

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The Active Shooter within a K-12 Campus Setting-Law Enforcement and Campus Administrator Response Dynamics

Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This 45-minute presentation will provide a brief overview of the School Shooter historical perspective, safe school plans, law enforcement and school site response dynamics and challenges.

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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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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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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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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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