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This week's top articles include: 

Survey Finds Risk Managers and Senior Leaders Differ on Role of Risk Management: While the majority of responses to the Ninth Annual Excellence in Risk Management survey overwhelmingly agreed that the expectations of the risk management function have increased in recent years, the two groups differed in their views on whether the role should be primarily defensive or anticipatory. Posted April 16, 2012.

Personal Information is Top Target of Cyber Attacks, Research Shows:The Data Loss Straw Poll shows that defending data is the top concern of IT security professionals this year, as the risks to patient, student, customer and employee information skyrockets. Posted April 17. 2012.

Security Professionals' Salaries Up 2.4 Percent in 2011:The base pay for top domestic security executives increased by 2.4 percent in 2011, according to the 11th annual Security and Compliance Compensation Survey Report from the Foushée Group Inc. This puts base pay at $211,079 annually. Posted April 12, 2012.

The Threat Picture: Meet Brian Hogan, regional security director (Latin America) & director, strategic analysis, who leads the Baker Hughes's threat analysis team. From Security Magazine, April 2012 edition.


Older articles that made a comeback to the most-popular list this week include:

New Math: Security Means Business Performance: Vendors and service providers must be included in performance measurements. “Enterprises rely on these firms more today,” said Robert Messemer, chief security officer (CSO) for The Nielsen Company. From Security Magazine, August 2009 edition.

SECURITY's Top Guarding Companies: The guarding business is strong and growing, with firms providing a diversity of services. The top six firms surveyed by SECURITY magazine employ about 19 percent of the total security guards in the United States. Posted January 16, 2004.


Also trending now on the newswire: Small, Midsize Businesses at Higher Risk of CyberattackMisconduct Alleged in Presidential Security Detail, and NJ Bullying Case Nets $4.2M Settlement.


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NJ Bullying Case Nets $4.2M Settlement