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Mexico to Issue Background Checks on City Police

In an effort to root out corruption in one of the country's most dangerous states, Mexican authorities are issuing background checks for traffic cops throughout Tamaulipas. 

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14 Detained in LAX Baggage Theft Investigation

Authorities said Thursday that they suspect at least 14 baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry and other high-priced items from bags and other property at the airport.

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60 More Murders Each Year Following Missouri Background Check Repeal: Study

An additional 55 to 63 people have been murdered each year in Missouri following the state’s 2007 repeal of its permit-to-purchase (PTP) handgun law, which required all handgun purchasers to obtain a license verifying that they have passed a background check.

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U.S. Brings Fraud Charges Against Private Security Vetting Firm

The U.S. Justice Department has accused United States Investigations Services (USIS) of filing at least 665,000 flawed background checks – about 40 percent of the total submissions – between March 2008 and September 2012.

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California Bill Would Require Background Checks for Plastic Gun Makers

A California lawmaker proposed legislation Monday to make background checks and gun registrations requirements for anyone who builds plastic firearms, dubbed “ghost guns,” on a 3-D printer at home. The bill, by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would also apply to anyone who buys parts that can be assembled into a gun, Fox News reports.

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California Ranks Number One with the Strongest Gun Laws in the Nation

California continues to rank best in the nation for strong gun reform measures, according to a new state analysis by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Texas Universities Initiate Background Checks for Dorm-Bound Students

Students living on Texan college campuses may be required to undergo a background check through the state before moving in.

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Falsified Background Checks Slip Past Lax Oversight in Government Personnel Offices

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has had 18 investigators convicted of falsifying reports since 2006, and a lack of resources is preventing officials from processing a backlog of an additional 36 cases. 

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New N.C. Gun Bill Would Ease Background Checks

Parts of the bill would also allow guns in parked cars on college campuses, on bike paths and in restaurants that serve alcohol.

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Florida Senate Passes School Background Check Reform for Contractors

The bill would create a single, uniform badge at one price for contract workers on school sites, reducing the number and costs of background checks in the state. 

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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.


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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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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