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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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Minieri Associates commemorates the founders' 40 year security career
IAPSC
Minieri Associates, the worldwide independent professional security consulting and engineering firm, announces the celebration of founder Michael Minieri's 40th year in the industry. One mark of the occasion is the release of "From Guard-to-Global in 40 Years" an interview where he talks about his career path and milestones.
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Trump presents to legislators & leads research project on school safety and security
IAPSC
IAPSC Member Ken Trump was invited as a panelist to present to national and state legislators and policy-makers on school safety public policy and funding at the Education Commission of the States national conference in DC in June. He presented in a plenary session alongside of Oklahoma's lieutenant governor, Rhode Island's Emergency Management Agency executive director and California's state deputy superintendent of public instruction. In the past two years, Ken has also presented to legislators and policy-makers at the National Lieutenant Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, the Connecticut Governors Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and the Oklahoma School Security Commission.
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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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Homeland Security warns ISIS may strike on US soil
WCSH-TV
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security officials are asking law enforcement agencies on all levels to be on the lookout for activity from an international terrorist organization. In a recent Joint Intelligence Bulletin with the FBI, Homeland Security informed local, county and state law enforcement organizations to keep an eye out for local signs of ISIS activity.
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Cybersecurity's hiring crisis: A troubling trajectory
ZDNet
There is a severe shortage of information security professionals, and leading industry experts say it's only getting worse. Word among attendees at Black Hat USA 2014 conference was that there are more jobs in cybersecurity than people to fill them. James Arlen, Leviathan Security Group's Senior Security Consultant, was one of many walking around the conference asking "anyone and everyone" to throw resumes his way.
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OSHA is cracking down on workplace violence
Safety.BLR
OSHA does not have a specific standard addressing workplace violence, but that hasn't stopped the agency from citing two employers recently for failing to protect their workers from threats, assaults, and more. It's important for employers to understand that in cases for which a particular hazard isn't addressed by any OSHA standard, the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), may be cited.
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Slaying of American journalist reopens debate on ransoms
The Associated Press via Security Info Watch
By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.
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US military to launch open source academy
Information Week
Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the U.S. military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base.
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US undercover investigators among those exposed in data breach
Reuters
A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said. The breach at Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services exposed highly personal information of workers at the Department of Homeland Security's headquarters as well as its U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection units, two officials familiar with the investigation into the breach told Reuters.
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Camden, New Jersey, doubles number of cameras at high schools, announces new security measures
The Star-Ledger via NJ.com
The number of security cameras at both Camden High School and Woodrow Wilson High School in New Jersey have been doubled as part of a new, $1.4 million security program that will also see the implementation of "smart doors" and other measures to increase school safety. Education officials announced a series of pilot programs adding more technology to the district's security network. According to the district, this will include the use of "smart doors," which alert security personnel when an entrance or exit is being used, and "smart cameras," which can rotate in all directions to give officials a better view of school hallways and grounds.
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School security system to reveal sexual predators
USA Today
A new security system in Brevard Public Schools in Florida will run an automatic sexual predator check when volunteers and visitors sign in on campus. Individuals will scan their driver's license, and new KeepnTrack software will run a check through a sexual predator database from all 50 states.
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US agencies to release cyberthreat information faster to the healthcare industry
CIO
U.S government agencies will work to release cyberthreat information faster to the healthcare industry after a massive breach at hospital operator Community Health Systems, representatives of two agencies said. While the FBI issued an alert about the Community Health Systems breach one day after it was announced, government agencies can still do more to warn healthcare providers about ongoing threats, said Michael Rosanova, a supervisory special agency at the FBI.
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