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IAPSC to offer 'Successful Security Consulting' half-day workshop in New York City
Join IAPSC at ISC East on Nov. 19 for this half-day workshop on how to successfully launch a new security consulting practice or jump-start an existing one. Learn the essential traits for success from a faculty of expert security consultants covering topics such how to start your business, attract clients, and best practices for completing the consulting assignment. View the detailed agenda and register today!
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Security officers and Ebola
Security consultant and IAPSC member John M. White, CPP, CHPA of Protection Management, LLC was recently interviewed by Securitysource.com for an article titled, Hospital Security Departments Bracing for Ebola Impact.
2015 brings IAPSC back to Napa, CA
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. Download the flyer for more information.
Security veterans Bonnie Michelman and Lt. Sam Hood to kick off Secured Cities — Keynote focuses on public and private partnership challenges and strategies
Secured Cities officially kicks-off on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. with respected security veterans Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital in Boston, and Lt. Sam Hood, Director of Law Enforcement Operation for the City of Baltimore's CitiWatch, open with timely remarks.
Michelman will touch on challenges of a successful private/public partnerships initiatives and preview her afternoon session related to the aftermath of 2013's Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. Lt. Hood will discuss Baltimore's collaborative p3 initiatives and event security.
Cisco will also be hosting a 90-minute "Thought Leadership Series" on Wednesday, Nov. 5 following the cocktail reception from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., with its extensive Public Safety and Safe Cities initiatives featured in exclusive interactive programs. All attendees are invited to join this very special educational opportunity. For more information and to register, visit SecuredCities.com.
ISC East — Largest annual Northeast US security convention
ISC East, sponsored by SIA, is the Northeast's Local Connection to the World of Security. Join us Nov. 19-20, 2014 at the Javits Center North in New York. Register today and receive:
- Direct access to more than 200 brands
- Review the latest products, technologies & services.
- Educational sessions designed to help you increase revenue and reduce costs
- Insight into the most relevant new products, technologies and business strategies to stay ahead of your competition.
Obama signs executive order to bolster federal credit card security
At the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that will add chip-and-PIN protections (EMV) to federal credit cards starting in January. The president encouraged the financial and retail sectors to follow suit. The signing of the Executive Order comes after a string of high profile breaches including those at Home Depot, Target and JP Morgan Chase.
Obama cancels campaign trip; vows Ebola 'SWAT team'
President Barack Obama sought to reassure the U.S. public that Ebola is under control domestically and that his administration will respond "in a much more aggressive way" to new cases.
After meeting with a group of senior advisers who have been involved in the Ebola response, Obama told reporters that the Centers for Disease Control would deploy a "SWAT team" to "go in as soon as a new case is diagnosed," preferably within 24 hours.
DOD: Climate change is a volatile factor in international security
The debate over climate change in this country has dramatically shifted over the years. The question is no longer whether climate change exists, but rather what can be done to slow its effects? And the U.S. Department of Defense is asking the same question.
4 cybersecurity tools every government agency needs to have
America's biggest national security vulnerabilities are moving from the battlefield to data centers and server rooms, where email and domain name systems reside. Indeed, for many government agencies, there may be no IT priority higher right now than getting their cybersecurity protections up to speed.
Educational opportunities for security professionals
Government Security News
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
McAfee: Government and public must share security burden
Governments should treat cyber security as a public health issue as they pursue next generation services if they are to reap the benefits of interconnected digital technologies without succumbing to the inherent data security risks, according to McAfee. A new report from the security vendor, Why Can't I Vote on my Phone?, predicts a future in which government services are increasingly delivered directly to the public via the cloud to personal devices.
Access to frontline services will be increasingly citizen-specific thanks to advances in identity assurance, while data collected from smart devices will enable a whole new level of personalization.
The number of industries getting classified cyberthreat tips from DHS has doubled since July
Firms from half of the nation's 16 key industries, including wastewater and banking, have paid for special technology to join a Department of Homeland Security program that shares classified cyberthreat intelligence, in hopes of protecting society from a catastrophic cyberattack. Participation in the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services initiative has more than doubled during the past few months.
Incident response: Don't rush the security breach notification timeline
Data breaches are becoming more prevalent. Since the Target breach in late 2013, a major data breach has been discovered almost every month, including those at Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, AOL and eBay, to name just a few. There were more than 600 reported data breaches in 2013 — a 30 percent increase over 2012. And all of this has cost the U.S. economy $100 billion annually, making the U.S. the hardest hit of any country.
5 tips on preventing workplace violence
Acts of workplace violence have, unfortunately, become all too common. Workplace violence can include anything from minor physical altercations and threats to tragic and brutal attacks or shootings. For employers, preventing workplace violence can often seem like walking a tightrope between protecting people and avoiding (or defending) a lawsuit.
New security measures balance keeping schools welcoming and safe
Going to visit your child at school this year?
Don't forget your driver's license.
A series of new security features in all public schools, including requiring visitors to present a photo ID, preferably a driver's license, go into effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year in Carroll County, Maryland.
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