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Join the Conversation: Security and Perception Post-9/11

By Claire Meyer
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Today, as we remember the terrible events of the morning of September 11, 2001, the staff of Security magazine is considering how far we have come, and how far we have left to go.


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Raises in Less than One Second in Emergencies

2,500-lb. Barrier from Nasatka Security and Moog Industrial Group
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In normal operating conditions, the barrier can be raised in four seconds. The barriers also have the extra capacity to lift vehicles, and they are equipped with a backup system that automatically switches to battery power during any outage.


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International Fighters Flock to High-Risk Battlegrounds

The Syrian civil war has resulted in the deaths of 150,000 people, more than 500,000 injured and millions displaced internally and outside Syria.
By Dean C. Alexander
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Three U.S. naturalized citizens of Somali descent undertook suicide bombings in Somali on behalf of the Somali terror group al Shabaab. The concern is that U.S.-based individuals would fight in Syria, return to the United States, and participate in a terror attack on U.S. soil.


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Investing in Safe City Solutions in Baltimore and Boston

By Mike Driscoll
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As recent events demonstrate, cities all over the country and around the world are looking to invest in technology to enhance safety and limit the possibility of crime.
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Scans Liquids Faster to Streamline Airport Security

From One Resonance Sensors (ORS)
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MobiLabs was recently endorsed by the European Civil Aviation Council.


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Hazardous Duty - Stopping Truck Bombers at Embassies

A Quick History of Crash-Rated Barriers and the State Department
By Greg Hamm
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In 1998, at the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, a crash-rated, moveable barricade prevented the attacker’s vehicle from entering the rear compound of the building and, thus, reduced the loss of lives and damage to the facility.
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Thinning Budgets Drive Terrorism Evolution

The past several years have seen the emergence of a more aggressive set of AQ affiliates and likeminded groups
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The tactical guidance by AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to minimize collateral damage was routinely disobeyed, notably with respect to increasingly violent attacks by AQ affiliates against civilian religious pilgrims in Iraq, hospital staff and convalescing patients in Yemen, and families at a shopping mall in Kenya.


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Demand for Terrorism Risk Insurance Continues

The number of companies purchasing terrorism insurance has remained constant
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Massachusetts has the highest rate of property terrorism insurance take-up (84 percent), followed by Maryland at 81 percent.


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Security Forces Fail Hostile Takeover Drill at Nuclear Base

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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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Fully Enclosed Barricade Features Smaller Footprint, Programmable Drive

From Delta Scientific
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This vehicle barricade system is fully enclosed with a shallow foundation and covered front and sides.


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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.

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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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