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After Gun Smuggling Arrests, TSA Considers New Security Measures

The Transportation Security Administration is considering implementing additional security measures for airport and airline employees, including enhanced airline-employee screenings, random security checks and additional TSA and law enforcement patrols in secure areas, said federal officials in a statement Thursday.

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New DHS Device Makes it Easier and Cheaper for First Responders to Communicate

A new low-cost interoperability solution developed by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) could save the first responder community millions of dollars.

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Fear of Terrorism Increases Resting Heart Rate and Risk of Death

A new study of has found that long-term exposure to the threat of terrorism can elevate people's resting heart rates and increase their risk of dying.

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White House Security Report Calls for Higher Fence and New Leadership

A new report about security at the White House  concluded that a better, taller fence needs to be erected as soon as possible.

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FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI released statistics related to hate crimes committed in 2013, showing that nearly half of the victims were targeted on the basis of race.

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Poll Says Most Americans Still See Crime Up Over Last Year

A majority of Americans say there is more crime in the U.S. than there was a year ago.

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Report Says Deaths Linked to Terrorism Are Up 60 Percent

 The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61% in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI). 

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Secret Service Discloses 40 Barrier-Jumping Incidents

A total of 40 people have illegally crossed into restricted areas outside the White House in fiscal years 2009 through 2014.

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Security Officer Fired After Elevator Ride with Barack Obama

Kenneth Tate, the private security guard who rode in the elevator with Barack Obama, was fired about a week after the president's visit.

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Underwater Robots Could Increase Port Security

 Late September, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. The football-sized machine can perform ultrasound scans underwater, looking for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks. The robot could also inspect ships for false hulls and propeller shafts that smugglers use to hide contraband.  

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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.


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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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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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

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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