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5 "Hot Spots" for Business Travel Security

Determining the “hot spots” and travel trends for 2014 and beyond requires a reflection on past years.
July 1, 2014

Travel risk mitigation plans should protect all employees, including travelers, expatriates and emerging market employees, and there should be a focus on Duty of Care. The plans should include clear and comprehensive policies governing business travel as well as the ability to locate and communicate with travelers within minutes of a significant event.


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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
June 1, 2014

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
June 1, 2014

Massachusetts has the highest rate of property terrorism insurance take-up (84 percent), followed by Maryland at 81 percent.


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Teens Now Tweeting Bomb-Threat Jokes to American Airlines

April 16, 2014

Spurred on by the arrest of a Dutch teenager identified as “Sarah” in Rotterdam on Monday, who tweeted “hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye," dozens of teens are now tweeting bomb-threat jokes to American Airlines.


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DHS Warns of Possible Shoe Bomb Plots

February 20, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday warning airlines of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives packed in shoes, Fox News reports. The threat is described as being unrelated to the Sochi Olympics.


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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?
November 5, 2013

 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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How Female Terrorists Use Preconceptions to their Advantage

Male terrorists tend to get most of the press, but terrorist cells are recruiting more women, often due to security forces considering them less suspicious.
September 1, 2013

 The May 2013 edition of the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist Listincluded its first woman – Joanne Chesimard, wanted for the 1973 killing of a New Jersey State Trooper.  


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Al Qaeda Planning Attacks on High-Speed Rails in Europe

August 26, 2013

Authorities in Germany are stepping up security on the country's rail system, including deploying more plain-clothes police officers. 


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Obama Administration Defends Phone Record Collection

June 6, 2013

The Obama administration acknowledged that it is collecting a massive amount of telephone records from at least one telephone carrier, saying it's necessary to protect Americans against attack.


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Saving Money and Increasing Security with GTRI Training

April 1, 2013
In 2004, the United State’s Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration established the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) to, as quickly as possible, identify, secure, remove and/or facilitate the disposition of high-risk vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials around the world that pose a threat to the United States and the international community.
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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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July 2014

2014 July

In the July issue of Security Magazine, read about how the NFL is balancing security with fan experience to make sure sporting events are running smoothly. If you're doing any traveling this summer, be sure to read the 5 hot spots for business travel security, also, employers can track on-the-go employees with new mobile apps. Also, check out the latest news and industry innovations for the security industry.

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