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New Jersey Governor Christie Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law The Opportunity to Compete Act, otherwise known as the “Ban the Box” bill.


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IRS Failed to do Background Checks on Contractors

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The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft.


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U.S. Terrorism Database Doubled

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A government database, which serves as a repository for raw intelligence about terrorist suspects or their associates, has nearly doubled in the past five years to include 1.1 million people by the end of last year. 


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New Security Procedures to be Enacted for Military Bases

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The Defense Department will implement a new screening system that will subject people to FBI background checks every time they enter a military base.

 


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WMATA Sued Over Criminal Background Check Policy

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Nine plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority aleging that WMATA's "comprehensive" criminal background check policy.


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Senate Committee Pushes for Cruise-Crime Rules

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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee plans to cruise ship security at a July hearing called by committee chairman Jay Rockefeller.


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"Fair Chance" Legislation Changes Background Check Rules in San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the Fair Chance Ordinance, which limits when and to what extent employers can inquire into an applicant or employee’s criminal history
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Employers cannot inquire into or run background checks involving criminal history until after the first live interview (including telephone or videoconference) or a conditional offer of employment. Employers cannot seek criminal conviction information on job applicants.


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Secure the Enterprise with Effective Background Screening

Employment background screening helps employers identify qualified applicants and helps mitigate risk by improving workplace security and safety.
By Rachel Trindade
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By working together cohesively with HR and legal, the security team can also function as the final gatekeeper to help ensure that the organization is screening in accordance with its policies and that every candidate has properly cleared the company’s background check standards.


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San Francisco Enacts Law Limiting Use of Criminal Background Checks

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Employers, contractors and affordable housing providers will have limited use of criminal background checks in vetting workers or tenants under a new San Francisco ordinance signed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.


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Missouri Murders Spike after State Repeals Gun Background Checks Repealed

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A new study has found that around 60 more people have been murdered each year since the state of Missouri made it easier to buy a handguns without going through a background check.


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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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Security Magazine

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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