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How to Stay in Control of Control Systems

Traditional network security risk management techniques are often inadequate to meet the specialized needs of enterprises' control systems. The good news is that a host of free resources exists to cover this important field of security, risk management, compliance and operational continuity. 


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Alexander Ubiadas: Learning Self-Reliance from Isolation

 As Hurricane Iselle barreled down on the island of Oahu in early August, Alexander Ubiadas was prepared. He had already invested in ruggedized security equipment at isolated facilities, built long-term recovery plans and worked with his staff to get facilities as ready as possible for the storm. Because while people might survive for a while without electricity, they truly need safe, clean water, no matter the weather.  


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Security Implications of the Electric Smart Grid

As critical infrastructure in the United States becomes more dependent on networked systems, such as the smart grid, the electricity industry is at risk for new avenues of attack. 


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Power Grid Upgrades Create Security Risks

The U.S. power grid is in the process of an enormous transformation into a smart grid

According to Security Implications of the Smart Grid, a report from Marie Wright, PhD, of Western Connecticut State University, and Robert Billings, Jr., B.A., of Billings Electric, the shift to a smart grid infrastructure means that power companies will be using more IP-based communications and commercial, off-the-shelf technologies.


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New Security Breach Reported at Metcalf Substation

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

 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

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

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

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

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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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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2014 December

This issue of Security Magazine covers our 12th annual Top Guarding Firms list. Check out the best of the best as of December 2014. The 21st century has brought with it new types of security threats. Read how to combat and protect against these threats.

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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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