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How Does Your State Rank on Disaster Preparedness?

Washington state has flunked its disaster preparedness test. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians’ State-by-State Report Card, Washington state received an overall grade of “D+” and an “F” in disaster preparedness.

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Climate Change Could Fuel More Superstorms

Climate change could increase the size, power and frequency of tropical storms, making a Hurricane Sandy repeat entirely possible. 

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Texas School to Build Community Safe Room

FEMA funding and donations will provide the $3.1 million needed to build a safe room for Victoria County during natural disasters. 

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Security News -- Mass Notification

Mobile Weather Warning Program Announced

The 90-character text alerts will contain emergency information on the most extreme weather conditions. 

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Security News -- Business Resilience

Lab Testing Models to Protect Critical Infrastructure

Sandia National Laboratories is working with the U.S. Government to prepare for severe weather situations.

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Security News -- Disaster Preparedness

Survey: Americans Complacent About Disaster Preparation

Only 47 percent of survey takers would take action based on a potential severe weather warning. 

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Security News -- Canada

Canadian Safety and Security Program Established

The program will focus on disaster preparation, counter-terrorism and crime.

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FDA Skeptical About Anthrax Kit Access

Plans to make anthrax-antidote kits available to the 114 million households in the U.S. may lead to misuse of medicines and stir up public fears, advisers said.

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Tried a US-wide Emergency Alert Test

First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Hits Glitches

Some Failed to Air Test at all

A nationwide emergency alert test last week proved less than perfect with a number of technology and local coordination mistakes.

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Solid Advice for Managing a Crisis

How to Handle a Crisis (Even When You Are Terrified)

From First Aid to Terror Aftermath

A small but easily accessible book has plenty of information on first aid and other crises.

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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

September 2014

2014 September

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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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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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

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