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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.

The Most Influential People in Security 2014

Each year, Security magazine honors top security executives who positively impact the security industry, their organization, their colleagues and their peers.
By Diane Ritchey
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This year’s Most Influential is organized by five categories: Corporate Security Practitioners, Public Sector Security, University/Think Tanks, Cybersecurity and State/Local Government Security.


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4 Challenges to Address in Corporate Cyber War

We are fighting a cyber war and need to take proactive steps to protect ourselves and our companies as the virtual bullets fly.
By David Elfering and Ron Woerner
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Establishing command and control gives the power to professionals so they can properly assess the risks and determine which threats pose the greatest danger and must be considered a high security priority. Authority also requires that they identify potential threats that may be considered “acceptable risks” to the organization – meaning they are worth keeping an eye on, but don’t warrant a significant security investment.


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How Atlanta Increased Security by Sharing Surveillance

Atlanta’s Operation Shield Video Integration Center (VIC) started with a mere 17 city-funded cameras three years ago.
By Claire Meyer
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Through the VIC, private-sector enterprises can join the program for a small licensing fee, and tie their exterior surveillance cameras into the VIC network. Or, if they prefer, enterprises (especially small businesses or residential complexes) can lease a camera from the police department or another proprietary business.


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Managing Security for a Growing Corporate Campus

The Cox Enterprises campus went from having one employee entrance to three, in addition to a visitor entrance.
By Claire Meyer
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While the police and fire department response times are good in Sandy Springs, Georgia, in medical emergencies, security officers are often the first on the scene. The G4S officers are trained in first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) devices.


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Enhancing the Security Experience with Social Applications

How social applications will transform the security experience
By Steve Van Till
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Social spaces will be able to identify and know their inhabitants, visitors, guests, caretakers, administrators, and any other people who interact with them. This knowledge is a fundamental building block because social relationships are built on the concept of stable personal identity over time.


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Megapixel Cameras Boost Investigative Potential, Efficiency

When it comes to surveillance, megapixel is the word.
By Diane Ritchey
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Several situations show the benefits that megapixel can offer a security enterprise executive, including the Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha, that has a number of patients who require 24/7 observation.


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TV Station Upgrades with Visitor Management System

Over the past 15 years the visitor management market has evolved from a simple “hello my name is” label to roaming officers processing visitors with 4G-enabled tablets and evacuation systems
By Karyn Hodgson
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Employees are currently able to pre-register guests both from their desktop and from their home computer or laptop. KGW is collaborating with Veristream to work on an app that will also allow them to do it from their cellphones in the near future.


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7 Factors for Choosing the Right Entryway Security

Looking to make a change in your entryway security?
By Greg Schreiber
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Aesthetics are important initially, but they should not trump security, safety or throughput. The winning solution has to meet high aesthetic requirements without sacrificing the other key decision factors.


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Using Badges to Realize Special-Needs Kids' Disney Dreams

The Kraddick Foundation didn’t seek out badging help from Diamond Business Services, Inc.
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Kraddick spoke of his Foundation’s work with chronic and terminally ill children and funding an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World in Florida each year. The story tugged at the heartstrings of Pence, who has a healthy daughter that she adopted from Russia.


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How Enterprise Situational Awareness Builds Metrics

It’s a common phrase in the security field: “There is no silver bullet to prevent incidents.”
By Claire Meyer
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By combining video surveillance and big data gathered throughout the enterprise, he and his team can look for red flags, such as one particular bartender who has low revenue, a high number of voids and no-sales.


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ASIS 2014: Technology to Equip Enterprises for Success

Noteworthy Security Products from ASIS 2014
By Claire Meyer
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Get a sneak peek at the security products to be showcased at ASIS 2014.


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How to Adjust Security for Hazardous Locations

Many enterprises are looking beyond the U.S. shores to expand into emerging markets.
By Claire Meyer
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Employees traveling abroad often want to spend off-hours and weekends sightseeing, but that doesn’t mean that enterprises can lose track of them during that time.


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Mitigating Workplace Violence Risks with Awareness, Deescalation

Workplace violence incidents happen every day, in every industry, and statistics show reports that these events are on the rise.
By Sarah Ludwig
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Depending on the environment you’re in, physical safeguards such as desks, railings and panic buttons can be helpful deterrents. “You don’t want to make it look like a prison, but at the same time, you can make minor modifications that help protect.


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Who is Facilitating Insider Threats?

Are enterprises in an impossible situation when it comes to dealing with insider threats?
By Jerry Brennan and Lynn Mattice
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While legislators have passed a multitude of statutes to aid in the protection of our economic interests pertaining to data systems – non-physical assets and privacy – frequently any course of action is still determined by the concept of monetary loss and treated as if someone was stealing or damaging physical assets, or as in the case of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), creating a statue that has been described as dense and confusing to even legal scholars.


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Despite Global Upset, CSOs Secure Business, As Usual

Protecting and supporting stakeholders on a global scale through investments in security operations centers (SOCs), intelligence services and travel support companies has become a best practice for leading security programs.
By Mark McCourt
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Some businesses, such as airlines, have either suspended service or increased passenger screening in the area. British Airways suspended service to both Liberia and Sierra Leone. Air France and Brussels Airlines increased screening procedures and warned that service could be cut at any time.


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Managing Thumb Drive Security Risks

Network security practitioners are well aware of the challenges posed by removable data storage devices, including thumb drives.
By Steven Chabinsky
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When the Department of Homeland Security purposefully dropped data disks and USB flash drives in the parking lots of federal agencies and government contractors, 60 percent of the found objects were inserted into an agency or contractor network.


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Why You Need Tactical Medical Training

Imagine being at ground zero for the Boston Marathon bombing.
By Diane Ritchey
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Having Lock-Down Protocols are useful, however it can delay law enforcement’s entry time. Do not expect to always escort law enforcement to threat areas; directions and diagrams are very helpful.


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Leveraging Surveillance Technologies for Safer Cities

Most U.S. cities are currently experiencing historic lows in crime rates.
By Robert Liscouski
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Safe City initiatives typically start with the integration of security video. In most cases the cameras are operated by the police department or other local government entities such as Departments of Transportation, or Emergency Operations Centers.


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Lessons Learned from Security at the 2014 World Cup

Brazil just hosted the world’s most highly anticipated and watched tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
By Peter Martin
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Because AFIMAC has a tremendous footprint in Brazil, recruiters could easily find former special forces or former police personnel to fill slots.


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Facing the Risks of Social Media Account Takeovers

Social media is playing an increasingly important role in global business marketing strategies – and for good reason.
By John Worrall
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It is easy for hackers to hijack global social media accounts because of the sheer volume of accounts of this type and the large number of people managing them.


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International Fighters Flock to High-Risk Battlegrounds

The Syrian civil war has resulted in the deaths of 150,000 people, more than 500,000 injured and millions displaced internally and outside Syria.
By Dean C. Alexander
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Three U.S. naturalized citizens of Somali descent undertook suicide bombings in Somali on behalf of the Somali terror group al Shabaab. The concern is that U.S.-based individuals would fight in Syria, return to the United States, and participate in a terror attack on U.S. soil.


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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 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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