Good afternoon, Security readers – are you gearing up for the weekend? It looks like we’re going to have some awesome weather here in Chicago, and I hope your hometown will have the same.

So while you’re outside enjoying the fall colors and perhaps sipping some hot coffee (or cider if you’re feeling particularly festive), take a moment to leisurely catch up on the top news from Security magazine! Luckily for you, we’ve gathered it all together in this convenient weekend reading guide.

So kick back, grab your computer, tablet or smartphone and scroll through the latest and greatest articles from the security industry.

1.       Managing Risk on the Global Stage: Did you get a chance to read over September’s cover story yet? Don’t be left out on our most popular article of the month – how global leaders are managing the risks that inevitably accompany doing business abroad.

2.       Why Healthcare Records Are a Hacker’s Holy Grail: From this week’s Security eNewsletter, read up on why healthcare records are such an attractive target to hackers. Here’s a hint – your credit card information is worth $1 on the black market. How much is your medical ID number worth?

3.       7 Methods for Better Perimeter Surveillance: Effective perimeter security often hinges on accurate intrusion detection – how can intelligent video systems help to eliminate false alarms and increase trust in your program?

4.       Aurora Shooting Victims Sue Theater Owner over Lack of Security: Three Colorado moviegoers who were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a July screening of The Dark Knight Rises sued the owner of the theater for failing to provide adequate security procedures, equipment and personnel.

5.       Flight Attendant’s Gun Fires at Airport Security Checkpoint: Oops – this flight attendant told police that she forgot the gun was in her carry-on bag as she left for work that morning.

6.       Smartphone Apps Streamline Mass Notification: Get on a train or walk around a college campus – how many smartphones do you see? With these new smartphone apps, each one of those phones is now a portal to two-way emergency communication and mass notification.

7.       Report: Most Data Breaches Caused by Employees: According to new research, the majority of data breaches are caused by rather mundane events, such as employees losing or unwittingly misusing corporate data, instead of insidious plots from hackers.

8.       Riot at Foxconn Factory in China Blamed on Harsh Security Officers: A 2,000-worker riot at the Chinese facility that manufactures iPhone components was reportedly initiated by a brawl between abused assembly-line workers and harsh security officers.

9.       Three Lessons to Learn from Aviation Checkpoints: The TSA catches all kinds of flack for one pat-down or another, but there are definite things you can learn from airport security, such as the need for speed, unorthodox technology and solid training.

10.   Handling Stress in Crisis Management: Just because someone’s the CEO of the company does not necessarily mean that he or she is right to be a part of a crisis management team. Contributing writer Dean Correia reports on how to pick your group wisely.

11.   10 Training Tips for Crime Prevention on Campus: How can you adequately prepare your security officers for emergencies such as shootings or violence incidents on campus? These tips are simpler to follow than you think.

                So there you have it folks – the top news of the week from Security magazine. And don’t forget to check in with us next week for brand new features and columns from the October edition! 

Here’s your sneak peek from the cover story, Cloud Computing’s Potential:

It wasn’t long ago that “cloud computing” was a marketing term being thrown around. And now? There’s been a marked shift towards cloud-based services. Research firm Gartner recently predicted that the market will grow 19.6 percent to $109 billion by the end of this year.

The advantages that it can offer an enterprise are numerous, including the creation of business efficiencies, value, business flexibility and scalability and more.