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Verizon Selects New VP of Global Security

Security veteran Mike Denning will oversee seven SOCs and more than 500 employees worldwide.

Mike Denning has joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions as the vice president of global security. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing Verizon’s global security business, where he will manage more than 500 employees around the world, seven global Security Operations Centers (SOCs), the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center (VCIC), the product management and development organization and security sales operations, a Verizon press release says.


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Study Analyzes Availability of Weapon Use Among Hospital Security Personnel

Given an increase in violence in the hospital setting and continued attention on hospital security programs, there is a need to examine current hospital safety and security practices. 


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TSA Director to Step Down

Having served in the public sector for 30 years, John Pistole is stepping down from his position as director of the Transportation Security Administration in favor of a job in academia.


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Aurora Theater Shooting Report Offers Recommendations for Active Shooter Situations

An independent report on the 2012 theater shooting that killed 12 and injured 63 others highlights communication problems between firefighters and police officers surging into the area but says first responders should be proud of their efforts to treat the wounded.


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San Jose Police Ban Officers from Moonlighting for 49ers

More than a dozen San Jose police officers must stop moonlighting as security guards for the San Francisco 49ers until further notice.


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Kmart Stores Reports Data Breach

Sears Holdings Corp said it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some customer payment cards at its Kmart stores.
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Comcast Security Director Named Interim Secret Service Head

The Secret Service has named Joseph Clancy, director of corporate security at Comcast, as acting interim director.


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Report: China Is Main Source of Counterfeit Goods

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association(IHMA) says reports from the EU, the Japan Patent Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are reminders of the “huge” threat posed to consumer safety – China is a leading supplier of goods to the world’s markets, and it is also the primary source for counterfeit items. 


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Senior Security Leaders Discuss Top Threats at ASIS 2014

Meeting Between U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Security Task Force Held at ASIS International

Governor Tom Ridge, Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, led a dynamic and interactive discussion with a panel of senior security executives from some of the world’s largest organizations at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014). The discussion looked at the threats facing multinational organizations, from cyber attacks to supply chain risks. This session, was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. on Monday, Sept. 29.


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General Motors Appoints First Cybersecurity Chief

General Motors Co. named GM manager Jeff Massimilla to serve as its first cybersecurity chief as the automaker and its rivals come under increasing pressure to secure their vehicles against hackers.


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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 2014 September cover

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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