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A message from the IAPSC President, Frank Pisciotta
IAPSC
In an ongoing effort to maintain the highest visibility of the IAPSC, we have entered into an agreement to formally participate in the upcoming "Secured Cities" on Nov. 4-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. The objectives of our participation are to educate the purchasing community on common spaces in which many of you work (e.g. education, higher education, government, healthcare) on the IAPSC, the value of utilizing a security consultant on projects and how to use the IAPSC web site to locate a specific type of consultant or one in a specific geographical area. For details about participating in the IAPSC exhibit booth, presentation panel, and to contribute to featured articles, read more.

Other Ongoing IAPSC Initiatives:
  • Lynda Buel facilitated the first 2015 Conference Committee call recently and momentum is building for another fine conference in Napa Valley. To assist with the conference planning, please contact Lynda directly.
  • The Successful Security Consulting program is on the schedule for ASIS in Atlanta. The Educational Committee reports that we are still seeking two speakers to complete the roster for this program. Topics include "Technical Security" and "Writing Proposals & Hiring a Security Consultant." Draft presentations are already drafted for these sessions and ready to go (subject to final modification by the presenter of course).
  • The IAPSC has resigned a contract with the ISC to present the SSC course.
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Lusher helps to secure historic public parks in Canada
IAPSC
IAPSC member Jonathan Lusher, working with Ken Stapelton & Associates, a planning, training and economic development consultancy, recently completed a CPTED and security assessment and plan for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, Canada. This area, including the city of Fort McMurray, is a leading oilsands-producing boomtown. The planning authority engaged Stapleton and Lusher to [...]
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Kelton discusses 'safeguarding customer data' in Mini-Storage Messenger magazine
IAPSC
Jim Kelton, Managing Principal of Altius IT, was quoted in the July 2014 issue of Mini-Storage Messenger magazine’s article entitled Under Lock and Keyboard – Safeguarding Customer Data. In the article Mr. Kelton stated, “I think the first step should be a risk assessment. A risk assessment requires business owners to identify their important assets, [...]
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Rhodes leaves no soldier (or his family) behind
IAPSC
IAPSC member Ray Rhodes shares this story: “One of my West Point classmates has an Iraqi-American employee who was formerly a translator for US Forces in Iraq. This young man is now a Sergeant in the Indiana National Guard. The Sergeant was from the town of Singar in the northern part of Iraq near the Kurdish border and a member of the Yashvidi religious minority. You may have heard in the news over the past few days that Singar was overrun by ISIL and the entire town (ns of thousands) forced to flee to the Singar Mountains. The Sergeant asked for help in getting his family […]
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IAPSC will be at ASIS 2014 — Come visit us!
IAPSC
Join IAPSC for two opportunities to connect with association members and colleagues in the security industry at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Our networking reception for members and their invited guests will be the evening of Sunday, Sept. 28. Also, be sure to visit our information and membership booth on Monday, Sept. 29 or Tuesday, Sept. 30 outside room B 314. Member volunteers will be available to answer questions about IAPSC and the benefits of membership. To get details, RSVP for the reception, or to volunteer for a time slot at the booth, contact: iapsc@iapsc.org.
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IAPSC 2015 — Save the date
IAPSC
Mark your calendar for the IAPSC Annual Conference, the largest and most exclusive gathering of top security consultants, on Sunday, April 19-Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, California. Conference planning is already underway, led by Committee Chair Lynda Buel, CPP, CFE, CSC and registration is set to open later this year.
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Secured Cities
IAPSC
In partnership with IAPSC

Whether you are accountable for understanding and implementing government funding and grant initiatives, emerging technologies, security and emergency management policy and operations, best practices and peer-led applications, Secured Cities provides the educational and networking opportunities to help you establish the program and build the relationships to address today’s security challenges. This all-inclusive event is as low as $225 and includes education beyond the classroom, site tours that provide practical applications. Register today.

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Airport security devices vulnerable to hackers, researcher says
Security Info Watch
Airport security has become far more advanced in the last decade, but according to the findings of one security researcher, the technology being used to protect travelers is still dangerously vulnerable to hackers. On his own time, Billy Rios of Qualys Security said he purchased some of the hardware and software used by the Transportation Security Administration. At a talk at this year's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, he revealed details about several vulnerabilities he was able to find, most notably in the device entrusted to detect trace levels of drugs and explosives.
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Active shooters and other violence: How hospitals should prepare
Healthcare Dive
According to security consultants, a case involving a doctor with a weapon is highly unusual. But hospital staffers, especially those working in ERs or mental-health units, must be ready to react; they have been cited by OSHA as being among the types of workers at higher risk for workplace violence.
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Securing parking lots with infrastructure and lighting
Security Magazine (free registration required)
Forty percent of violent crime occurs in parking lots, and that's where we place a lot of our attention as well,” said Jim Sawyer, Director of Security Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, at the Security one2one Summer Summit in June. In fact, more than 110,000 property crimes occurred every year in commercial parking lots and garages between 2004 and 2008, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Between 1999 and early 2014, there were 792 total deadly force incidents at faith-based organizations in the United States, according to ministry violence researcher Carl Chinn. In 2012 alone, 135 deadly force incidents occurred on religious organization property, and 39 of these resulted in loss of life.
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Counterterrorism official says homegrown 'lone wolf' is greatest airport terror threat
The Wall Street Journal
The biggest security threat facing U.S. commercial aviation stems from homegrown terrorists looking to sneak bombs or explosives into airports, a senior American counterterrorism official said. William Stone, a supervisory agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's national counterterrorism task force, singled out hazards posed by improvised explosive devices smuggled in by "lone wolf" terrorists who may work at or around terminals or airfields.
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Snowden leaks prompt firms to focus cyber security on insider threats
Los Angeles Times
The recent focus on insider threats has had an impact on the business of cybersecurity. Pre-Snowden, much of the attention was devoted to protecting against cybercriminals and foreign hackers. Now companies are increasingly protecting themselves from their own employees. Cracking down too hard can stifle workplace creativity, but potentially losing millions from a single breach of intellectual property can be even more worrisome.
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Russian hackers amass over a billion Internet passwords
The New York Times
A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say. The records, discovered by Hold Security, include confidential material gathered from 420,000 websites, including household names and small Internet sites. Hold Security has a history of uncovering significant hacks, including the theft last year of tens of millions of records from Adobe Systems.
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Oklahoma counterterrorism institute shutting down
The Associated Press via The Washington Times
A counterterrorism institute in Oklahoma is shutting its doors after failing to find funding to continue operations. The Oklahoman reported that the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism has provided training to tens of thousands of police officers from around the country. Director David Cid said Rose State College, where the institute relocated late last year, went to extraordinary lengths to accommodate it. But he says the institute just couldn't overcome the loss of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in September.
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