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How Technology Helps Mitigate Risk at Sporting Events

Out of sheer necessity, sports security has been evolving rapidly since the Boston Marathon bombing, and most sports security professionals refer to that particular event as a turning point. Metal detectors have become commonplace in major league stadiums, new security policies have been formed, and even tailgating was banned at this year’s Super Bowl.


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Americans Perceive Chicago as Most Dangerous U.S. City

Even as crime dropped over the past three years, Americans consider Chicago the “most dangerous” city in the U.S. Only 33 percent of those surveyed by YouGov said the city was fairly or very safe.


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Flight Attendant Union Launches Campaign for Aviation Security Issues

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is hosting a documentary about 9/11 Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham to kick off the union's Never Forget campaign aimed at bringing legislative and regulatory focus to critical aviation security issues.  


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Why Info-Security Hinges on Physical Security

In today’s era of mega-breaches with thousands to millions of lost customer records or the hacking-of-everything it is safe to assume that the logical security of devices becomes almost more important than the physical protection around those assets.
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ASIS 2014: Technology to Equip Enterprises for Success

Noteworthy Security Products from ASIS 2014

Get a sneak peek at the security products to be showcased at ASIS 2014.


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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.

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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Couple Allegedly Used Life-Like Dolls to Enter Maternity Ward

A couple carrying swaddled dolls they treated like real babies tried to sneak into the maternity ward of a northern California hospital.


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LA Unified School Police to Stop Citations for Minor Offenses

The Los Angeles Unified school police will stop giving citations for fighting, petty theft and other minor offenses, moving instead to refer students to counseling or other programs. The step back from punitive law enforcement actions reflects growing research that handling minor offenses with police actions does not necessarily make campuses safer. Those actions do often push struggling students to drop out and get in more serious trouble with law enforcement.


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Verizon Offers $50,000 Reward in Copper Thefts

 Verizon said it is prepared to pay up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for recent thefts of copper telephone cables in Pennsylvania.  


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Chile Fires Airport Security Chief After $10 Million Robbery

Chile has fired the security chief of the country's main airport after a robbery of more than $10 million. 


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Physical and Logical Security Convergence

Physical and Logical Security Convergence

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Government and companies have already invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the convergence of physical and logical security solutions, but there are no books on the topic. This book begins with an overall explanation of information security, physical security, and why approaching these two different types of security in one way (called convergence) is so critical in today?s changing security landscape. View
Security Convergence

Security Convergence

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Security Convergence describes the movement in business to combine the roles of physical security and security management with network computer security measures within an organization. This is the first book to discuss the subject of security convergence, providing real-world illustrations of implementation and the cost-saving benefits that result. View
Effective Physical Security

Effective Physical Security

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Effective Physical Security, Third Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements to physical security protection. View

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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.

Podcasts

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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