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A message from the IAPSC President Frank Pisciotta, CSC
IAPSC
The IAPSC enjoyed a great year in 2014 and had a number of accomplishments for which we can all be proud:
  • Increased recognition throughout the industry
  • Enhancements made to the IAPSC web site which produced immediate results in terms of driving business to members
  • Achievement of a balanced budget
  • Conducting several educational programs of the successful security consulting program with the ISC and ASIS
  • Maintained a high level of membership and we appear to be headed toward an all time record high membership level
I am looking forward to another exciting year in 2015. If you have not submitted your registration for the annual conference in Napa, please do so today.

We are looking for a volunteer to lead the educational committee. If anyone has any interest in this challenging assignment, please contact me at fp@securingpeople.com.

Frank Pisciotta, CSC

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Register today for the 2015 IAPSC Annual Conference!
IAPSC
Join your IAPSC colleagues for the IAPSC Annual Conference 2015, Old Growth vs. New Growth — the Future of Consulting, April 19-22 in Napa, California! This year's program will feature such topics as, "Keeping Your Customers for Life," "Gaining Support from Management and Corporate Security," "Terrorism and National Security — How It Affects US Business," "Using Social Media to Increase Brand Awareness and Customer Retention," and "Security Risks Involved with Ebola and Other Infectious Disease." Registration has also just opened for the always popular guest program.

Visit the conference website to view the complete conference program.

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Submit your nominations for the IAPSC Board of Directors 2015 election
IAPSC
Per the IAPSC bylaws, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations from members for the following IAPSC Officer positions for a one (1) year term from April 2015 to April 2016: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary. Nominations are also being accepted for four (4) seats on the IAPSC Board of Directors for a two (2) year term from April 2015 to April 2017. Nominations are requested by Jan. 15, 2015. If you have a nomination, please contact Al Zajic, 2015 Nominating Committee Chair, at alanwzajic@aol.com by Jan. 15, 2015.

Download the nomination guidelines

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Welcome new member!
IAPSC
Danny Walker, Sr. is the Vice President of Loss Prevention at Precise Loss Prevention Consulting in Marietta, GA. His professional experience of 30 years also includes serving as the District Loss Prevention Manager with Auto Zone, Inc. as well as McCrory Stores and Best Products. Mr. Walker is a graduate of La Salle University with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice/Management.
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IAPSC members — It's time to renew your membership for 2015
IAPSC
There are three easy ways to renew your membership in IAPSC this year: on-line, by mail or fax, or over the phone. Click HERE to log in to your member account at iapsc.org for details or call the IAPSC office at 415-536-0288. We look forward to your continued membership!
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The IAPSC Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for 2015
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The Charles A. Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade is awarded to a security executive, educator, author, or industry leader who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the security profession. Meritorious Life Membership is awarded to an IAPSC member in good standing for more than 10 years who has made a significant and measurable contribution to the association through their service and leadership. Members may submit their nominations to Dave Aggleton, Awards Committee Chair, at dave.aggleton@aggleton.com by Feb. 1, 2015. Each nomination must include the CV for the candidate and justification for their nomination. Meritorious candidates must be nominated by two other members.

View past recipients here.

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GOVERNMENT


Western officials agree to tighten security in wake of attacks
The Wall Street Journal
Western law-enforcement officials who met recently agreed to tighten border controls, improve cooperation in tracking down foreign fighters heading to Syria and Iraq, and combat propaganda and recruitment efforts on the Internet by Islamist terror groups, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who flew to Paris for the talks, said the White House has called a summit on the global fight against Islamic extremism for Feb. 18.
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House GOP unveils $40 billioin spending bill for Homeland Security
The Hill
The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a nearly $40 billion bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through September. The 98-page measure is the last of the 12 fiscal 2015 appropriations bills, and the House plans to consider it on the floor.
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President takes new aim at online privacy, security
Broadcasting & Cable
At the Federal Trade Commission offices in Washington, President Barack Obama is discussing new privacy protection proposals he plans to make part of his State of the Union message, including enshrining the privacy bill of rights voluntary proposal in law. The White House is billing it as the next steps in a comprehensive approach to online privacy and security, pointing to a study that showed that 9 of 10 Americans feel they have lost control of their personal information, which could discourage them from taking advantage of technological innovation and adversely impact the economy, the White House says.
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Visa waiver program poses security threat, senator says
The Hill
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, said the U.S. visa waiver program poses a threat to national security by making it easier for terrorists to enter the United States. "The visa waiver program is the Achilles heel of America," Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union," urging Congress to examine the program.
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Paris attacks: British counter-terrorism officers to re-enact Charlie Hebdo massacre
The Telegraph
British police and military will re-enact the Paris attack in a series of counter-terrorism drills, Downing Street announced. Counter-terrorism officers will replicate "specific elements of the Paris attack" in rehearsals for a terrorist outrage in Britain, Number 10 said. The Prime Minister this morning met security, intelligence and policing chiefs to assess the risk to Britain of an attack similar to that against Charlie Hebdo.
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IT SECURITY


CES 2015: 'Internet of Things' is buzzword despite security concerns
Tech Times
The Consumer Electronics Show this year saw the announcement of a number of great products, from smartphones to TVs. But the real winner of the show wasn't either of those things — it was the Internet of Things. Many, however, are a little concerned about the future of the Internet of Things, that world of interconnected devices that can communicate with one another, saying that it introduces new avenues for hackers to steal our personal information. A number of companies, though, are working toward making Internet of Things devices safer.
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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT


TSA considering new security measures for airport workers
The Associated Press
The Transportation Security Administration is considering additional security measures for airport and airline employees, federal officials said. The announcement from the Department of Homeland Security came weeks after five people were arrested in a gun-smuggling operation involving passenger jets traveling between Atlanta and New York City. One of those arrested was a Delta baggage handler and ramp agent who worked at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
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Tackling increased compliance concerns in health care and education
Security Info Watch
In both the health care and education verticals, compliance is a major area of responsibility. In addition to the existing regulations which are constantly evolving, new regulations are being added on an ongoing basis - both of which can make compliance a challenge. At the same time, it is important for institutions in both industries to track certain metrics for billing, safety, security, accreditation and other functions – all while maintaining individuals' privacy and confidentiality.
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