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IAPSC will be at ASIS 2014 — Come visit us!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a Successful Security Consultant
Join IAPSC experts on Sunday, Sept. 28 in Atlanta for the only course offered on how to successfully launch a new security consulting practice, develop a trust partnership with clients and deliver essential security consulting services or jump-start an existing practice. This popular intensive program will teach you how to develop, market, and deliver essential consulting services, while avoiding the costly mistakes that can sabotage your success. The program is chock-full of practical information that will save you time, money, and frustration. Take home a comprehensive workbook of sample proposals and reports that will give you a clear advantage when competing and delivering on a security consulting assignment.
IAPSC 2015 — Save the date
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.
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.
Fighting workplace violence
Human Resource Executive Online
While workplace violence can't be totally eliminated, there are many things HR can do to fight back, ranging from assessing security gaps and establishing employee hotlines to forming workplace violence prevention committees. Besides keeping employees safe, such policies and practices also make good business sense. HR can focus on recruiting and retaining quality workers instead of employee lawsuits, OSHA fines and being branded as a dangerous place to work.
How a small business can prioritize security on a budget
The Business Journals
Many small and medium-sized businesses are faced with limited security budgets while still potentially encountering the same threats as larger organizations. While smaller security budgets present a challenge to keeping an organization safe, a thoughtful approach that combines security as a business function with an evaluation of security priorities can drastically improve an SMB's security posture without dominating the budget.
Credit card industry ramps up security efforts
The Wall Street Journal
The credit card industry is accelerating efforts to keep sensitive customer information out of the hands of merchants, as a rash of data breaches at major U.S. retailers erodes confidence in electronic payment systems. Visa and MasterCard are rolling out technology that replaces cardholder information such as account numbers and expiration dates with a unique series of numbers that validates the customer's identity.
Why breach detection is your new must-have, cyber security tool
Cyber attacks are all over the news, and it seems like no one is immune — Home Depot, Target, Adobe and eBay included. So why are CIOs still fighting cyber criminals with one hand tied behind their backs?
Shockingly, most companies are still relying on outdated, only partially effective methods to protect their sensitive data, mainly with technology that focuses on preventing incoming attacks. But actually stopping bad guys from slipping inside enterprise networks and getting their hands on sensitive data is nearly impossible these days. In fact, among organizations with over 5,000 computers, over 90 percent have an active breach of some sort at any given time.
Army pushing for more cybersecurity personnel to combat increasing threats, attacks
Fierce Government IT
As part of its efforts to combat rising cyber threats and attacks, the Army has launched a cyber brigade and could start a new cyber branch as soon as the second week of October, an official said. The Network Enterprise Technology Command activated the Cyber Protection Brigade, the first of its kind in the service, said Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris with Army Cyber Command, in a press release. He said his command has been adding teams over the last two years, but the Army needs twice as many as it has now. Specifically, the service must double the number of soldiers in the cyber career field in the next two years.
White House directing overseas embassies to review security
The Associated Press via New York Daily News
The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing parts of a report documenting CIA abuses of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks. The CIA has contested the conclusions of the report.
Obama: Ebola is a 'national security priority'
President Barack Obama signaled for the first time that he is likely to dispatch U.S. military resources to help fight the serious outbreak of Ebola in several countries in West Africa. "We have to make this a national security priority. We have to mobilize the international community, get resources in there," Obama said to Chuck Todd on NBC's Meet the Press.
CRS: FEMA needs better performance measures for national preparedness
Fierce Homeland Security
The Congressional Research Service questioned whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency has done enough to prepare for risks to national security in a report archived by the Federation of American Scientists. The CRS brief doesn't supply any answers or suggestions but rather lays out questions it thinks should be answered after reading FEMA's National Preparedness Report.
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