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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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Accounting for Local Hospitals in Emergency Preparedness

Hospital Incident Command Systems (HICS) are a component of security and emergency management that is often overlooked in many of the disaster plans in the United States.
By Dean C. Alexander
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Counterterrorist operatives perform drills on securing and neutralizing threats at major target areas. Although this is an extremely important concept to master, often ignored is one of the most important components in community disaster preparedness: the local area hospital.


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Residents Suing to Prevent 'Fortresslike' Security Plan at World Trade Center

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A group of 12 lower Manhattan residents and one shop owner are suing the police, claiming that the NYPD's security plan for the World Trade Center will leave the area in "fortresslike isolation."


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Report: Philadelphia DHS Fusion Center Flawed, Unfinished

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The Philadelphia project has spent roughly $2.3 million since 2006, but little has actually been accomplished on the counterterrorism center.


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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

August 2014

2014 August

In the August issue of Security Magazine, read about the public-private partnerships and the future of DHS with Frank Taylor, sneak a peek at the ASIS 2014 security products, and read a special report on cyber risk and security. Also in this issue find out why America is in desperate need of a CSO and the most common mistakes in Cyber incident response. The security game has dramatically changed since September 11th, read about what enterprises are doing to keep Americans safe and sound.

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