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How the Boston Marathon Bombing Changed the Game of Sports Security

One year ago, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, shocking the nation and driving international sporting event security changes
April 1, 2014

Now, new security protocols and a full year of planning and training guard the athletes, spectators and race course for the 2014 Boston Marathon. What did industry leaders take away from the incident?


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UNCW Researchers Helping to Streamline Law Enforcement Analytics

March 28, 2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington are helping law enforcement groups find real-world uses for facial recognition technology. One specific example is “MIDO” or “Multiple Image Dataset Organizer,” which researchers believe could have helped law enforcement compile that mass amount of information and images that flooded in after the Boston Marathon bombings.  After the data is compiled, facial recognition technology could takes effect.


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How Boston Hotels Are Adopting Twitter for Emergency Communication

Twitter allowed Boston’s hotels to communicate reliable information to their guests and employees.
March 1, 2014

The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.


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Boston Marathon Implements 'No Bags' Security Policy for 2014 Race

February 27, 2014

This year’s Boston Marathon will have a “no bags” policy as part of stepped-up security following last year’s deadly bombing.
 


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How to Secure Temporary events Post-Marathon Bombing

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others.
February 1, 2014

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 others. The attack, and the subsequent manhunt for the bombers, brought to light several issues inherent to event planning: a temporary location, a temporary staff, and the need to protect masses of spectators and participants.


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Rose Parade Security to Include More K-9s, Private Surveillance

December 31, 2013

Over the last several months, police in Pasadena, Calif., have been negotiating with local businesses to gain the use of their private surveillance cameras to monitor the Rose Parade route. 


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IARPA Competition Spurs Research, Use of 'Soft' Biometrics

December 3, 2013

Facial biometric recognition works well on clear images with a good view of the face, but much additional data is often discarded due to the fact that the face, or the full face, is not clearly visible. The discarded data contains “soft” biometrics, such as height, gait and other features, such as ears.


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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis Resigns

September 23, 2013

Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis announced his resignation today.


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Most Americans See Terrorism as a Fact of Life

September 9, 2013

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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3 Key Factors for Effective Event Security Checkpoints

September 1, 2013
The 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 2008 Sri Lanka Marathon, and most recently, the 2013 Boston Marathon. What once might have been isolated incidents has now become a trend, as major sporting events become go-to targets for terrorist organizations.
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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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