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Robots Could Run Security Screening Soon

Americans vying for national security clearances in the future can expect a face-to-screen experience as an on-screen avatar conducts computer-generated interviews.

According to a study from the National Center for Credibility Assessment, programs using computer-generated interviews can be less “time-consuming, labor-intensive and costly to the Federal Government,” and that interview subjects are more likely to admit certain things to a robot, such as alcohol use and mental health.


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New Jersey Governor Christie Signs ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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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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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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