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Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

August 1, 2014

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation designed to curb the number of sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Airlines Sue TSA Over New Security Fees

July 31, 2014

Two large airline trade groups are suing the TSA over how it collects higher federal security fees on airline tickets.

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Body of Young Stowaway Found in Wheel Well of U.S. Military Plane

July 31, 2014

 The body of a boy of unknown nationality was found in the wheel well of an American C-130 aircraft after it landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. 

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Aviation Industry Seeks Information for Places to Avoid

July 30, 2014

International aviation officials agreed to form a task force aimed at better coordinating government security information to prevent another airliner from getting shot down like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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Hilton to Replace Hotel Room Keys with Smartphones

July 29, 2014

Hilton announced an initiative that will let guests access their rooms using their smartphones instead of key cards.

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Massachusetts Senate OKs Password Protection Bill

July 29, 2014

The Massachusetts Senate voted to pass a bill that makes it illegal for employers and school administrators to demand access to employees’, applicants’, and students’ social media accounts.

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Study Says Campus Security Policies for Citing Drinkers Vary Widely

July 27, 2014

 At most colleges, campus police refer students involved in alcohol-related incidents to school officials for discipline rather than taking legal action, according to a study of 343 U.S. schools. 

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Federal Judge Declares D.C. Ban on Carrying Handguns in Public Unconstitutional

July 27, 2014

 A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional.

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FERC Rejects Security Proposal from Utilities Group

July 17, 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected a proposal to improve electric grid security, sending the proposal back to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for revision. The group must strengthen its rules about how utilities should assess and protect power substations and systems, the ruling says.

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FBI Releases Figures for Top 10 States for Violent Crime

July 15, 2014

Tennessee topped the list of the FBI's rankings of states with violent crime, followed by Nevada and Alaska. While these rankings do not account for many different factors – grouping crime by state can be simplistic and ignore factors that influence crime, the FBI warns – many states with the highest and lowest rates have remained consistent for many years. 

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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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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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