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Registration is now open for the 2015 IAPSC Annual Conference!
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Be one of the first 15 full conference registrants, and you'll be entered to win one of the following prizes:
  • (1) Complimentary room night at the Meritage Resort & Spa
  • Complimentary registration for the 2016 conference
  • (1) Complimentary bottle of wine from one of the renowned vineyards in Napa!
Register by Dec. 31 to save an additional $50 on your registration!

Join your IAPSC colleagues for the IAPSC Annual Conference 2015, Old Growth vs. New Growth — the Future of Consulting, April 19-22 in Napa, California! This year's program will feature such topics as, "Keeping Your Customers for Life," "Gaining Support from Management and Corporate Security," "Terrorism and National Security — How It Affects US Business," "Using Social Media to Increase Brand Awareness and Customer Retention," and "Security Risks Involved with Ebola and Other Infectious Disease."

Click HERE to review the complete program.
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IAPSC members — It's time to renew your membership for 2015
IAPSC
There are three easy ways to renew your membership in IAPSC this year: on-line, by mail or fax, or over the phone. Click HERE to log in to your member account at iapsc.org for details or call the IAPSC office at 415-536-0288. We look forward to your continued membership!
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IAPSC members Birks, Baillie present successful IAPSC Workshop at ISC East
IAPSC
On Nov. 19, Curtis Baillie, CSC, and William J. Birks, CPP, CHS-III co-presented the IAPSC workshop "Successful Security Consulting" at the ISC East show in New York City. Workshop attendees got an inside look at the essential traits for success as a security consultant with three sessions covering the basics for getting started, how to attract clients, and security consulting best practices. One attendee reached out to the instructors and shared the following: "Your knowledge and generosity are exceptional and your integrity is beyond reproach… there were several inspirational ideas that I latched onto and wrote down." IAPSC would also like to recognize Education Committee Chair Rich Grassie, CPP and President Frank Pisciotta, CSC for their roles in coordinating the program.
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St. Luke's incident highlights concerns about observation training for security officers
IAPSC
Security Expert John M. White, CPP, CHPA, President/CEO of Protection Management, LLC and a member of IAPSC, was recently published in an article titled "St. Luke's incident highlights concerns about observation training for security officers."
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Welcome new IAPSC member — Charlie Howell
IAPSC
Charlie has been in the security industry since 1989. Originally providing expertise as an integrator, he started as an installer and advanced his way to project engineer. In July of 2001 Charlie was vice president and consultant at a leading security firm in California providing consulting, policy and procedure development and design services for Government, Municipal and Private Commercial Clients. Charlie is currently a Principal at Division 28 Consulting based in San Antonio, Texas.
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GOVERNMENT


An oil boom is a power boon
U.S. News & World Report
OPEC met on Nov. 27, and openly recognized that the United States' oil technological revolution — driven by enhanced oil recovery methods including hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) and horizontal drilling — has undermined the cartel's economic and political power. This constitutes one of the major geopolitical and economic shifts of the 21st century in America's favor. This meeting has been characterized as OPEC abandoning its role as a "swing producer" or simply the arbiter of oil supply and demand. Some are now suggesting that the new swing producer will be the United States.
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Obama team calls for new rules on police equipment
USA Today
As part of a response to the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the Obama administration called for new rules on federal money that local law enforcement agencies use to buy equipment, including military items. A new report did not explicitly call for a ban on the use of military equipment by police but did recommend that equipment financed by federal money have "a legitimate civilian law enforcement purpose."
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FDA scrutinizes networked medical device security
Information Week
Networked medical devices are an important part of the current and future health care landscape, allowing for diagnostic analysis and therapeutic treatment options that are integral to our health care system. When a technology becomes fundamental to health care, the measures protecting it and its users merit thoughtful analysis and oversight. Recognizing this, federal agencies are now publicly acknowledging and seeking to address the potential threat to the privacy of personal medical information and to patients relying on networked medical devices for diagnosis and treatment.
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Air-traffic sabotage near O'Hare prompts emergency plan revamp
Bloomberg Businessweek
Aviation security and backup systems need an overhaul to prevent a repeat of the mass disruption that occurred after an act of suspected employee sabotage two months ago shut a Chicago-area air-traffic facility, a U.S. government review found. The Federal Aviation Administration is developing new contingency plans so radar signals, phone lines and data links can be switched over more quickly in the event of another loss like the Sept. 26 shutdown of a control center near Chicago, according to the review.
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RETAIL


The state of chip and PIN migration in retail
SecurityInfoWatch
According to a recent survey conducted by the polling firm Gallup, fears over hackers stealing credit card information from retailers topped every other category of crime worries in the U.S. In fact, nearly 70 percent of Americans reported that they frequently or occasionally worry about having their credit card information stolen from stores by cyber criminals, which far outpaced the number of respondents who said they feared their home being burglarized or having their car stolen or broken into.
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IT SECURITY


Use of cloud, mobility and big data growing, but security is a concern
By Scott E. Rupp
Findings from Dell's first Global Technology Adoption Index have uncovered a plethora of data that provides a number of key insights into how organizations are approaching security, cloud, mobility and big data to drive their businesses. The results include responses from more than 2,000 global organizations who overwhelmingly say that security is the biggest concern in IT solutions. Even with that, 97 percent of those surveyed currently use or plan to use cloud solutions, and about half have implemented a mobility strategy.
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Computerworld's 2015 forecast predicts security, cloud computing and analytics will lead IT spending
Forbes
IT spending for security technologies will increase 46 percent in 2015, with cloud computing increasing 42 percent and business analytics investments up 38 percent. Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36 percent, and for wireless & mobile, 35 percent. Cloud computing initiatives are the most important project for the majority of IT departments today (16 percent) and are expected to cause the most disruption in the future. IDG predicts the majority of cloud computing’s disruption will be focused on improving service and generating new revenue streams.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    IAPSC 2015: Old Growth vs. New Growth — the Future of Consulting (IAPSC)
The new Sandy Hook Elementary School is all about invisible security (Wired)
5 steps to more mobile security savvy employees (Computerworld)
GPS tracking devices: The benefits and pitfalls for car dealers (By Ryan Clark)
Rise of the robot security guards (MIT Technology Review)

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