Government: Federal, State and Local

Managing regulation and addressing security risks in government capacities requires constant vigilance.

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Ky. Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill

March 29, 2014

The Kentucky Senate has passed a cybersecurity bill aimed at boosting protections for information stored in government computers.


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Sprint Sued for Allegedly Overbilling for Surveillance

March 4, 2014

Federal officials filed a lawsuit alleging that Sprint Communications Inc. overbilled government agencies $21 million for wiretap service.


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Adding Badges to Save Budgets in Local Governments

Badging several thousand employees in several hundred different facilities can prove to be very complex.
March 1, 2014

Like every public administration, managing ID/access badges in municipal security comes with significant challenges that include organizational changes, continually shifting economic factors, regulatory compliance and emerging technologies and best practices.


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Oregon City Latest to Allow Concealed Carry for City Employees

February 14, 2014

Milton-Freewater, Ore., is the latest city to allow city employees to carry guns while on the job, according to The Union Bulletin. The City Council approved a change in the employee handbook Monday that allows properly-permitted staff to carry a firearm at work.


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Failure to Prepare for Storms Costs $1.15 Trillion

February 13, 2014

Failing to prepare for extreme weather events has cost the United States $1.15 trillion in economic losses from 1980 to 2010 and could cost another trillion in coming years.


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U.S. Brings Fraud Charges Against Private Security Vetting Firm

January 23, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department has accused United States Investigations Services (USIS) of filing at least 665,000 flawed background checks – about 40 percent of the total submissions – between March 2008 and September 2012.


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Poll says Public Mostly Not Interested in NSA Surveillance Debate

January 21, 2014

A Pew Research poll says that most of the American public is tuning out the policy debate over government surveillance.


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Obama Announces Overhaul of NSA Phone Surveillance

January 17, 2014

Barack Obama announced he would end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.


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California Bill Would Restrict Selling and Access to License Plate Data

January 16, 2014

The California State Senate is considering a bill to prohibit law enforcement agencies in California from selling data collected by automatic license plate readers.


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Cisco Security Report Shows Unprecedented Growth of Advanced Attacks and Malicious Traffic

January 16, 2014

The Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report reveals that threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels.


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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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THE MAGAZINE

Security Magazine

April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Security magazine, read about integration partnerships and their growing success. The Boston Marathon bombing has changed the way integrators look at security for sporting events, see where they are one year after the tragic incident. Read about the 2014 RSA conference and this year's theme of "Threat Intelligence. Also, read about the latest products and news in the security industry.

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