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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
By Sarah Ludwig
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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

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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.
By Michael J. Soper
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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

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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.
By Claire Meyer
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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

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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

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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

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


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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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3 Key Factors for Effective Event Security Checkpoints

By Andrew Goldsmith
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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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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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