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The straw that stirs the drink
SecurityInfoWatch
IAPSC Officers Frank Pisciotta and Harold Gillens are quoted in this article discussing the role of the security consultant consultant as a key member of a project team.

You sometimes hear that if you consult enough experts, you can confirm any opinion. So as end users face the daunting task of keeping pace with evolving security technology, understanding the role of a consultant and what to expect once you choose one has never been more important.
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In Memorial: IAPSC member Elliot Boxerbaum
IAPSC
Last Friday, memorial services were held for Elliot Boxerbaum, an IAPSC Meritorious Life member and Past President who served on the Board until 2013. Per his friends and colleagues: "He was a consummate professional who will surely be missed.” “Elliot was a great guy and a true Ambassador for IAPSC." "As a practicing security management consultant, he contributed to raising the bar of our unique profession." Memorial donations may be made to the Central and Southern Ohio ALS Association or Kobacker House.
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IAPSC 2015 Annual Conference
IAPSC
Mark your calendar for next year's Annual Conference on April 19-22, 2015 at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California.
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IAPSC members: An updated tool for you
IAPSC
IAPSC encourages open communication amongst members, whether to partner for projects or to share opportunities or information that may be of interest. To that end, we provide the Send Email to Members tool that will generate a current member email list for you to use in your own mail application. New this year, the list also allows you to filter members by specialty area. This makes it more important than ever to be sure your profile is fully up to date with your experience and a photo. To update your profile, log in at iapsc.org or contact 415.536.0288 for assistance.
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Sennewald's 'Security Consulting' remains a top-rated resource
SecurityManagement
According to the latest review, “Security Consulting, Fourth Edition [by Charles A. Sennewald] provides an excellent blueprint for those seeking to use the skills, knowledge, and experience gained in the many years of their security profession to transition into the competitive arena of security consulting…New in this edition are chapters that contain tools for information security consulting and the power of the Internet.”
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Everyday uses of business continuity, disaster recovery plans
IT Business Edge
Business disruptions can happen at any time and have an almost limitless number of causes. Among the biggest disrupters, of course, are big storms with names (a.k.a. hurricanes). The start of the Atlantic hurricane season makes this a good time to see what the business continuity/disaster recovery landscape looks like.
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Workplace violence prevention starts with comprehensive employee training
Business Insurance
A comprehensive program to prevent workplace gun violence begins with vigilance and teaches employees to know whether to run, hide or fight back. Workplace violence prevention experts recommend that employers train employees to be aware of security breaches, aberrant behavior and other potential threats, and require that they report such incidents to a centralized repository where a cross-functional threat assessment team can review them and recommend risk mitigation measures to implement.
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World Trade Center management group hires top cop to run security
New York Daily News
The nation's tallest building has a new sheriff. A New Jersey State Police troop commander who protected the Meadowlands Sports Complex during February's Super Bowl has been hired as the 1 World Trade Center's new assistant security director, the building's management company confirmed Monday. Kevin Fowler, 49, will replace David Velazquez, who tendered his resignation in March amid a flurry of security flops at the 1,776-foot building.
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The evolving world of retail analytics
SecurityInfoWatch
There have been a lot of changes in the retail security meeting room — from who’s involved to what's being talked about. It is generally not just the security and LP team in the room these days, as there are other internal stakeholders that include LP professionals, executives, store operations leads and other decision makers — all led by one, integral team member who has overall increased visibility in mind. And today’s conversation is likely focused on the cloud, big data, omni-channel and mobility, and how they impact the overall security strategy.
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Reducing security threats posed by contract workers
SecurityInfoWatch
In a time of budget sensitivity, many businesses, government agencies and other types of organizations are turning to independent contractors as a more flexible and less expensive alternative to hiring regular, full-time employees. Contractors can be hired for specific projects or for a specific period of time, and be paid only for their work — saving organizations the extra expenses of payroll taxes, health insurance and other benefits.\
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NIST security guidance revision: Prepare now
Information Week
The National Institute of Science and Technology's Special Publication 800-53 aims to raise the bar and set a standard of security for federal government information processing systems. As NIST works on Revision 5 of the document, which is expected to come out in April 2015, it will need to reverse the sweeping generalizations made in Revision 4 regarding the nature of the threat against data. Network defense is not a spectator sport — it must be engaged in continuously and consciously.
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An extra 14 percent keeps cyber pros at state — just don't call it a bonus
Nextgov
It's hard to lure hacker fighters from the lucrative private sector to the government, but once they join the State Department, they typically stay, a top department cyber official says. Dangling cash incentives helps. The special wages are a percentage of salary, either 9 percent or 14 percent, and are distributed every pay period, according to state officials.
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Why database monitoring may, or may not, secure your data
CIO
A majority of IT security pros believe that continuous monitoring of the database network is the best approach to prevent large-scale breaches like the ones that occurred at retailers Target, Michaels and Neiman Marcus, a study showed.
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