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White House Security Report Calls for Higher Fence and New Leadership

A new report about security at the White House  concluded that a better, taller fence needs to be erected as soon as possible.


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DHS Announces The 2015 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative

 The Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of the 2015 Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current two- and four-year college students.


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FBI Releases Hate Crime Statistics

The FBI released statistics related to hate crimes committed in 2013, showing that nearly half of the victims were targeted on the basis of race.


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Iowa DOT to Rollout Digital Driver’s License

The Department of Transportation (DOT) in  Iowa is planning to rollout a digital driver's license. 


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Kirk Simmons: Ambassador for the County

 Being a government organization that services every facet of the public, there is a whole host of different scenarios that take place on a daily basis,” says Kirk Simmons, Security Manager for Hennepin County in Minnesota. “There are occasions where people are getting their kids taken away from them or they’re being told they need to pay a lot of money in taxes. So, for them, it’s not a really pleasant experience all the time. So, as the security department, we want to ensure that employees and the people utilizing our services can do so in a safe manner. We’re there to protect them and make sure they do what they need to do and get home safely.” 


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California Enacts Student Data Protection Law

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), which protects the use of student educational data by third-party vendors.


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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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House Passes Bill to Limit TSA Airline Security Fees

The House passed legislation to limit airline passenger security fees imposed by the TSA. 


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Report says Homeland Security is Not Prepared for Pandemic

A federal investigation has found that the DHS is totally "ill-prepared" for a pandemic.


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Vermont is Enticing Disaster Preparedness with Money

The state of Vermont is preparing to implement new rules that encourage communities to take steps to reduce future flood damage in exchange for more money to help them recover.
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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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