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35 Countries Pledge to Boost Nuclear Material Security

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

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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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Report: NSA Surveillance Contributions to Investigations Minimal

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American telephone metadata was only found to have played a role in initiating 1.8 percent of investigations, with a total contribution from NSA surveillance to investigations coming to 7.5 percent of cases. Traditional investigative methods (informants, community tips, targeted intelligence) provided 59.6 percent of impetus for those investigations, the report states.


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No Unknown Cars Allowed at Sochi Olympics

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Russia began implementing stringent security measures Tuesday in Sochi, one month before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to CBS News, tens of thousands of Russian police, security agents, rescue workers and army troops are being deployed from the games.


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Most Americans See Terrorism as a Fact of Life

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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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Lone Wolf Plots Replacing Mass Terrorism in the UK

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UK government watchdog David Anderson reports that smaller-scale attacks are more difficult to detect and prevent, and that they are usurping massive, 9/11-scale terrorist plots as a top risk in Britain.


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FBI: Terrorist Plot Prevented in Rural Minnesota

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Molotov cocktails, an assault rifle and the beginnings of pipe bombs were reportedly found in the Minnesota resident's home.


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Americans Strongly Accept Public Surveillance: Poll

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78 percent of Americans polled after the Boston Marathon bombing said that public surveillance is a good idea, despite privacy infringement concerns. 


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UK Steps Up Counter-Terrorism Measures

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Biological terrorism attacks, ground-to-air missiles and other evolving threats have motivated the UK Home Office to implement additional counter-terrorism measures. 


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Panel Blames Security Lapses in Benghazi Attack

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Misplaced trust in local militias and inadequate fire and physical protections are to blame for the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, according to an investigative panel.


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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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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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