Happy Friday, Security readers! Welcome to the Week in Review, where we put the most-read articles of the week in one spot, just for you.

Here at Security, we’re busy gearing up for the ASIS International conference next week in Philadelphia (Visit us in booth #2453!), so this Week in Review will catch you up with the latest and greatest articles from SecurityMagazine.com so you can be up-to-date with all the latest industry trends and news – including the Y-12 Nuclear Facility breach, mobile apps for mass notification, wireless mesh networks, big data and the biggest risks facing the global security industry today.


Managing Risk on the Global Stage Magazines go quickly at conferences, but you don’t have to miss out on our September cover story just because you arrived at our booth late! Read it online to hear about how Bart Szafnicki of Turner Broadcasting System keeps CNN correspondents safe overseas; how security officials at Comcast stopped a $2.4 million fraud scheme; and how Cisco is using threat analysts to keep their global interests protected.

Making a Difference in Fraud Detection Charles E. Andrews began his career early – in Boy Scouts at age 13 – and has continued to climb the ranks to become Director of Security for the TeleCheck business at First Data. Read more of his story in the September Security Talk.

Reassessing Access Control after Recent Tragedies After the shooting in Aurora, Colo., companies are weighing their access controls against the risk of an attack.

Mesh Networks Multiple Security Resources in Cities, Communities Security executives in rugged locations shouldn’t give up on surveillance yet – cut the wires on surveillance with a mesh network, which really shines in unconventional areas.

Smartphone Apps Streamline Mass Notification Two-way communication is a touch away with new mass notification applications, but is such new technology worth the risk? Check in with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and OCAD University and read more about their new mobile notification apps.

How Video Analytics, Big Data Impact Retail Security Bringing Big Data to the sales floor helps the retail sector analyze patterns – adding value and increasing revenue.

Preventing Laptop Theft and Data Loss When portability becomes liability, crimes of opportunity are serious security concerns. Data centers might be heavily guarded, but criminals can easily get all the information they need by simply stealing a laptop.

Most Influential People in Security 2012 You never know who you might run into at ASIS International, so here’s our annual run-down on who’s who in the security industry.


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Nuclear Facility’s Security Breach Draws Attention, Concern “So a nun, a housepainter and a gardener walk into a uranium storage facility” might sound like the start of a corny joke, but no one at the Y-12 National Security Complex is laughing about this alarming security breach.

U.S. Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Spy for ChinaA former U.S. consulate security officer has pleaded guilty to planning to sell information about the consulate being built in Guangzhou, China, to China’s Ministry of State Security for $3 million to $5 million, along with access to the site.

Norton: Cybercrime Cost $110 Billion Last Year U.S. consumers alone lost $20.7 billion to cybercrime last year, and nearly 556 million adults across the world have first-hand experience with cybercrime, according to this year’s Norton Cybercrime Report.


And if you need a bit of a smile before you jump into the hubbub of ASIS 2012, check out our Facebook album of some of the funniest (and most terrifying) security signs the Internet has to offer: Bad Security Signs or Signs of Bad Security?


Will we see you at the conference next week? Let us know what you’re looking forward to most! Leave us a comment below, or you can email your comments to me directly at MeyerC@bnpmedia.com