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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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How Technology Helps Mitigate Risk at Sporting Events

Out of sheer necessity, sports security has been evolving rapidly since the Boston Marathon bombing, and most sports security professionals refer to that particular event as a turning point. Metal detectors have become commonplace in major league stadiums, new security policies have been formed, and even tailgating was banned at this year’s Super Bowl.


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Unruly Chargers Fan Can't Sue Security Officer

A security officer hired by the San Diego Chargers cannot be held liable for restraining an unruly fan at Qualcomm Stadium who was making obscene gestures during a football game. 


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NFL Players to Wear RFID Tags

As part of its "Next Gen Stats" initiative, which is designed to give fans, as well as coaches and broadcasters, a greater insight into the game, NFL players will wear RFID tags on their uniforms. 


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Balancing Security and the Fan Experience in Sports Security

Entertaining the public is a unique animal.

All major sporting event organizers face great challenges in the development and enhancement of effective emergency management capabilities.


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Study says Televised Sporting Events Can Cut Crime

Televised sports can reduce crime, according to two UC Berkeley law students. 


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Miami Dolphins Name New Head of Security

The Miami Dolphins appointed Joe Cicini to oversee the organization’s security efforts.

 


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/21/4072369/miami-dolphins-add-security-chief.html#storylink=cpy

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NCS4 to Offer CSSP Review Course

Interested in the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification program, but not sure where to start studying for the exam? NCS4’s intensive review course covers the knowledge domains relevant to the exam while providing invaluable networking with Subject Matter Experts and peers in the field.


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How the Boston Marathon Bombing Changed the Game of Sports Security

One year ago, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, shocking the nation and driving international sporting event security changes

Now, new security protocols and a full year of planning and training guard the athletes, spectators and race course for the 2014 Boston Marathon. What did industry leaders take away from the incident?


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Cost of Security at 2015 Pan Am Games Jumps to $239M

Security costs for the 2015 Pan American Games in the Toronto area will be $239 million.


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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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