Were you on vacation this week? Need to catch up on the latest news and most popular stories being tossed around the water cooler? Look no further: here are the top-read stories from the week of April 22-27. 

Do you just want the latest and greatest? These popular articles are all new this week:

TSA Allows 12 Surprising Items on Planes

                A Pepsi or an over-frosted cupcake is out of the question, but a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is totally fine. Metal knitting needles are still questionable, but the TSA permits these 12 items through their checkpoints. Originally published on April 23, 2012.

Patch the Roof Before the Storm: How to Prepare for Disaster Recovery

                From the Security eNewsletter: Disasters might be unavoidable, but don’t weather them without a recovery plan. Through careful preparation involving the entire business, your facility can be back up and running in the least amount of time possible instead of waiting around picking up the pieces. Originally published in the April 24, 2012 eNewsletter.

Identity Thieves Turn to Grave Robbing

                The Social Security numbers of 2.5 deceased Americans are used each year by identity thieves, and, what’s worse, 800,000 are being deliberately targeted, possibly off of the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. Originally published on April 23, 2012.

  High-Definition Video Moves Beyond Monitor Resolution

                From the Security eNewsletter: Getting high-definition video surveillance isn’t limited by the resolution of your monitor screen anymore. By combining network video management software and multi-megapixel camera technology, high-definition surveillance solutions can deliver full situation awareness and image detail, surveillance is no longer bound to the command center monitor. Originally published in the April 24, 2012 eNewsletter.


Some articles never grow old. These features are from months and years past, but they're still reigning supreme on our website. 

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. Originally published on January 16, 2004.

Approaching Risk Head On

                Check out our cover story from the April edition, where top CSOs like Mark Domnauer of Adobe Systems Incorporated discuss how taking a proactive, ongoing strategy toward risk helps to track vendors, workers and assets throughout a vast organization. Originally published in the April 2012 print edition.

How Monitored Video Alarms Deliver Insurance Discounts

                When police departments across the country refuse to respond to traditional alarm systems, verifying each incident with video monitoring is less of an add-on and more of a necessity for insurance claims and effective law enforcement involvement. Originally published in the April 2012 print edition.


Some news is still making waves weeks later. Here are the top news stories from earlier this month:

Top Security Executive Salaries Up 2.4 Percent in 2011

                Base pay for top domestic security executives is measured at $211,079 annually by the 11th annual Security and Compliance Compensation Survey Report. Total cash compensation also increased by 1.2 percent. Originally published on April 12, 2012.

New Guard Requirements Will Impact Thousands

                Security guards in Hawaii are facing huge changes in their job requirements, as new legislation requires that they have a high school degree or an equivalent, as well as take ongoing classes to ensure uniform, professional behavior and good knowledge of current regulations. Originally published on April 19, 2012.

NJ Bullying Case Nets $4.2M Settlement

                After a known bully’s punch rendered New Jersey middle-school student Sawyer Rosenstein paralyzed from the waist down, the victim’s family recently accepted a settlement from the Ramsey Board of Education. The family’s case was based on the district’s knowledge of the bully’s behavior and their alleged lack of enforcement of anti-bullying laws. Originally published on April 19, 2012.


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