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President Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

The measure was passed in response to Iran selecting Hamid Aboutalebi, who allegedly participated in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, as its next Ambassador to the U.N.


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DHS Warns of Potential Explosives in Toothpaste, Cosmetics Containers on Flights

The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility of explosive materials concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes. Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to airlines flying to Russia warning of the potential threat. The bulletin said that officials believed that the explosives might be used during flights or smuggled into the city of Sochi, where the Winter Olympics begins this week.


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Kansas Bill Would Expand "Furtherance of Terrorism" Definition

Kansas legislators are considering a bill to expand the definition of “furtherance of terrorism” and allow victims to seek civil penalties from those convicted of acts of terrorism. The bill would make it against the law to “provide material support” for those who commit acts of terrorism, “hinder the prosecution” of such crimes or “conceal or aid in the escape” of anyone who commits such a crime.


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How the Fear of Terrorism Drives Corporate and National Culture

The threat of terrorism is shaping the cultural response to security in nations around the world – how is it affecting your enterprise?

 Terrorism has emerged in the last decade as one of the most critical issues with which governments must contend, topping most Western nations’ agendas in terms of resource allocation. For example, some reports indicate the United States has spent more than one trillion dollars waging the “War on Terror” – money and resources that may have been allocated very differently in the absence of such threats.  


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9/11 Sports Safety and Security Memorial Established at NCS4

The 111-lb. metal artifact from the World Trade Center became part of a permanent memorial at the entrance to NCS4 at the Trent Lott National Center in Hattiesburg, Miss. on September 11, 2013. 


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Most Americans See Terrorism as a Fact of Life

Seventy-five percent of Americans agreed with the statement “occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. will be part of life in the future,” according to an April survey conducted after the Boston Marathon bombing.


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New Movie, Closed Circuit, Paints Creepy Picture of Security Video

Surveillance, Including Cameras, Under Recent Fire

DHS Closer to Controversial National Facial Recognition

Recent investigative reports, revelations of government collection of email and telephone data as well as the release tomorrow, August 28, of a movie that does not position public security video in a good light all seem to be aiming at resurrecting Big Brother.


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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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AP: Some Facilities Keep Explosive Chemicals Secret from Community

A lack of databases and publicly available information keeps communities in the dark regarding potentially hazardous chemicals such as ammonium nitrate.


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DHS Seeks Nominations for National Award for Resilience

Linked to the World Trade Center Attack

Seeking candidates for the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience during the nomination period that closes on May 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. All nominations must be submitted by email.


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Oil & Gas Critical Infrastructure & Asset Security Forum 2012

9/19/12
Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace
Schlossallee 8
Vienna
Austria
The Forum will cover security issues related to both offshore and onshore oil and gas arising out of civil unrest, terrorist activities, and a competitive global market. Read More

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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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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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