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New Security Breach Reported at Metcalf Substation

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More than a year after a major sniper attack at an electrical substation near San Jose, a new security breach has been reported. 


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Verizon Offers $50,000 Reward in Copper Thefts

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 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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Integrator Upgrades Security Technology & Operations for Energy Company, Assists With Standards Creation

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G4S Technology was selected by Iberdrola USA (IUSA) to help upgrade existing access control systems (ACS) and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems.
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Integration Provides Automated Security Awareness for Critical Assets

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Videotec, a provider of products for high-end, specialty outdoor applications, and SightLogix, a smart thermal camera manufacturer for perimeter security applications, joined forces to solve a common perimeter security need.
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Webinar Review: Setting New Standards for Integrated Security Systems

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In “Setting New Standards for Integrated Security Systems,” a Solutions by Sector webinar presented by SECURITY and SDM, Keri Glitch, chief security officer at Iberdrola USA, discussed threats faced by energy companies today and the steps Iberdrola SA has taken to mitigate them.
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Software Connects Disparate Access Control Systems Across All Geographic Locations

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NERC compliance requirements in the utilities industry have made it essential to monitor and report on physical access to various facilities, control rooms, substations and critical assets.
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Con Edison Launches Copper Anti Theft Program

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Con Edison has launched a program aimed at deterring copper wire thefts and protecting its equipment.


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FERC Rejects Security Proposal from Utilities Group

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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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Survey: Critical Infrastructure Companies Woefully Unprepared for Security Breaches

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Nearly 70 percent of critical infrastructure companies surveyed by Unisys and the Ponemon Institute suffered a security breach in the last year. According to the report, “Despite staggering statistics around the number of security breaches within these sectors, results showed that they gap between security concern and preparedness is overwhelming.”


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Experts Warn of EMP Disaster

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Expert testimony before Congress warned that an electromagnetic pulse attack on our power grid and electronic infrastructure could leave most Americans dead.


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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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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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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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